Historic photo? CIELA members snapped at first meeting

first_imgBehold CIELA, or the Charter for Independent Estate and Letting Agents, in the flesh. This photograph was taken at their inaugural gathering in Bicester, Oxfordshire yesterday where they spent five hours discussing the challenges that smaller agents face.The CIELA members talked about the many several ways independent agents could take on the corporates including in one of the most pressing areas – communications.The group discussed how public relations could harness the collective power of independent agents and take on the “misleading marketing” put about the larger estate agency firms.Serious challengesLuke Gidney, owner of Let Leeds letting agency, said: “As an industry, we have never faced so many serious challenges at once. We urgently need a united voice now, without corporate influence.”Vivienne Harris, owner of Heathgate Properties in London, said: “Currently we are an industry that is under attack. We need an organisation that can lobby government and educate the public on what it is we actually do.”The discussions also swung round to the group’s dislike of online-only and “fake agent” agents, as well as how to use independent agents’ sales and lettings data to produce the UK’s most up-to-date and accurate house price and rental indices.“It could become the ultimate authority on property market transactions and sentiment,” said David Butler of ResiAnalytics, who spoke to the gathering.Powerful dataA CIELA spokesperson said: “With data that powerful, the government would have no choice but to listen to the views of the industry as a whole, as opposed to the views of a small number of corporate brands.”The people in the picture include (left to right): Liz Beswick (PR), Perry Power, Andy Ferguson, Simon Gresswell, Donald Collins, Charlie Wright, Kristjan Byfield, Luke Gidney, Vivienne Harris, Nick Goldsworthy.Perry Power Kristjan Byfield Luke Gidney Nick Goldsworthy Simon Gresswell Andy Ferguson charlie wright CIELA Donald Collins Vivienne Harris April 13, 2017Nigel 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 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 2021 Home » News » Associations & Bodies » Historic photo? CIELA members snapped at first meeting previous nextAssociations & BodiesHistoric photo? CIELA members snapped at first meetingMost – but not all – founder members meet up to discuss how get the independent message through.Nigel Lewis13th April 201701,000 Viewslast_img read more

USA: Boeing Signs Contract for F/A-18 Aircraft

first_img View post tag: Navy The Boeing Co., Jacksonville, Fla., is being awarded a $31,503,536 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fee requirements contract for supplies and services for in-warranty and out-of-warranty depot-level modification installations and in-service repairs incident to modification kit installs including associated material and services as required to support the continued safe, reliable, and improved operation of the F/A-18 series aircraft.Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Fla., and is expected to be completed in September 2012. No funding is being obligated at time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contact was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-1. The Naval Air System Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-11-D-0013).[mappress]Source: defense, September 29, 2011 View post tag: Signs USA: Boeing Signs Contract for F/A-18 Aircraft View post tag: Boeing Equipment & technology Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Boeing Signs Contract for F/A-18 Aircraft View post tag: For View post tag: contract View post tag: Aircraft View post tag: F/A-18 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval September 29, 2011last_img read more

USS Boxer Promotes Sailors

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: USS Training & Education View post tag: Boxer USS Boxer Promotes Sailors View post tag: News by topic View post tag: sailors One hundred and seventy seven Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) were advanced to the next highest pay grade during a ceremony held in the ship’s hangar bay Dec. 6.For the last three advancement cycles, Boxer has been consistently above the Fleet average in the E-4 through 6 paygrades.For some, this milestone proves the virtue in studying hard while marking the start of new expectations and responsibilities in their Navy careers.The way Aviation Support and Equipment Technician 3rd class Daniel Pinanunez sees it, motivation is key in the advancement process.“My LPO and Chief really encouraged me to study for my 3rd Class exam as soon as I came onboard a few months ago,” said Pinanunez. “They gave me a lot of advice about the exam and printed out all the bibliographies for me, which helped me a lot.”Navy Career Counselor 1st Class (SW/AW) Derek L. Reynolds, one of the ships command career counselors, explained the significance of bibliographies.“The biggest thing for Sailors in advancing is preparation,” said Reynolds. “Study those bibliographies for your respective rate because the answers are in those references.”Master Chief Personnel Specialist (SW/AW) Jay L. McNuckle, Executive Department Leading Chief Petty Officer, said those who passed but did not advance should not become discouraged.“Those who didn’t pass should keep studying,” said McNuckle. “Not everyone can advance everytime they take the test.”McNuckle said it is important for the petty officers that did advance to never forget about the Sailors who are now below them inrank.“Sailors should never forget the people they left behind in their workspaces,” said McNuckle. “It is their job to bring those Sailors up to where they’re at today.”McNuckle explained how the advanced Sailors must take the time to train others what they know to make the advancement system more effective.Reynolds added Sailors could succeed by studying in groups.“Make study groups,” said Reynolds. “Take advantage of your peers because chances are, you can teach one another things that you may have overlooked.”Pinanunez agreed studying is essential because the exam covered beyond what he was taught in “A” school.McNuckle also explained the importance of financial management as Sailors advance.“I would advise Sailors in each pay grade to use the extra money for saving and continue the $100 deduction that the Montgomery G.I. Bill starts for you,” said McNuckle.Pinanunez, a native of Phoenix, said the advancement will now give him the chance to save his money for a car and other personal needs.“One of the reasons I joined the Navy was to help out my parents financially,” said Pinanunez. “Right now I’m all about getting my job qualifications and saving up as much as I could just in case I need it in the future.”Pinanunez said his next challenge is pursuing his Enlisted Air Warfare Specialist pin.“I feel I’m in a good position in my career,” said Pinanunez. “But, I’m still learning.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 11, 2012; Image: US Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: promotes December 11, 2012 Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Boxer Promotes Sailors last_img read more

US Navy to Commission Its 10th Virginia Class Submarine

first_img Industry news View post tag: Commission View post tag: US View post tag: class September 3, 2013 Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy to Commission Its 10th Virginia Class Submarine View post tag: 10th View post tag: Naval US Navy to Commission Its 10th Virginia Class Submarine View post tag: itscenter_img View post tag: Defence View post tag: Virginia View post tag: Navy The Navy is scheduled to commission its 10th Virginia-class attack submarine Sept. 7, during a pierside ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va.During a formal ceremony to be attended by several hundred dignitaries, families and crew members, Pre-Commissioning Unit Minnesota (SSN 783) will officially become USS Minnesota and join the Navy’s active fleet.Minnesota began construction in February 2008 and was built in Newport News, Va., under a teaming arrangement between General Dynamics Electric Boat and Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries.The building team delivered the ship 11 months ahead of schedule in June. It achieved the highest readiness score of any Virginia-class submarine to date during an inspection by the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey.The leaders and Sailors already assigned to Minnesota have excelled, said Rear Adm. Ken Perry, commander, Submarine Group 2.“Minnesota has done a superb job of readying the ship for service in the fleet as a commissioned warship,” said Perry. “[Commanding Officer] Capt. John Fancher and his team have literally from stem to stern worked the combat systems, nuclear propulsion plant, logistics, and culinary service.”Perry is currently responsible for 25 Los Angeles-class and Virginia-class attack submarines in commission. Minnesota will be the 26th.“Administratively and operationally, the Minnesota is ready to join the fleet,” Perry said.During Saturday’s ceremony, the ship’s sponsor Ellen Roughead, wife of former Chief of Naval Operations retired Adm. Gary Roughead, will take part in a time-honored tradition when crew is called upon to “man the ship.” With the order, Minnesota’s crew will run aboard the vessel and formally place the submarine in commission.“I think it will be one of those defining moments in our careers,” said Senior Chief Machinist’s Mate (SS/DV) Jody Reynolds who reported to Minnesota in 2011. “I remember when I showed up and the boat was an empty shell in a large building with pieces everywhere. I think there will be a lot of reflection on everything we’ve been through to get the boat to this point.”The Virginia class is an improvement in capability for attack submarines. The fly-by-wire ship control system improves ship handling in shallow water. It also features a larger lock-in/lock-out chamber and a reconfigurable torpedo room that can better support Special Operations Forces and their equipment.“There’s a very high demand signal on the attack submarine force from the combatant commanders. They require the key attributes of the attack submarines,” said Perry. “They need that speed, they need the agility, they need the stealth, they need the endurance, and when necessary they need the firepower.”Minnesota is 377 feet in length and has a beam of 34 feet. It displaces 7,800 tons and can operate at more than 25 knots submerged.Its reactor plant is designed to last the entire planned 33-year life of the ship, which helps reduce lifecycle cost while increasing the time the ship is available to perform missions.The new submarine will be the Navy’s third ship to bear the state of Minnesota’s name. The first USS Minnesota, a sailing steam frigate, was commissioned in 1857 and served during the Civil War, remaining in service until her decommissioning in 1898.The second Minnesota was commissioned in 1907. On Dec. 16, 1907 she departed Hampton Roads as one of the 16 battleships of the Great White Fleet sent by then-President Theodore Roosevelt on a voyage around the world. She continued her service through World War I and was decommissioned in 1921.[mappress]Press Release, September 03, 2013 View post tag: submarine View post tag: Defense View post tag: News by topic Share this articlelast_img read more


first_img× MATH OLYMPIAD — Congratulations to Mr. Batista and the Robinson Math Olympiad team. Last night the team displayed a fantastic performance at the district Math Olympiad competition. A special congrats to Lizaveta Khalipava for placing 3rd in the individual test! We’re all incredibly proud!last_img


first_imgMARCH5 Sugar Craft – Human Figure ModellingLocation: The Slattery School of Excellence, ManchesterContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected] – 8 Convenience Retailing ShowLocation: Birmingham NECContact, tel: 0870 429 4664Visit: [http://www.cstoreshow.com]7 – 8 The European Sandwich & Snack ShowLocation: Palais des Congrès de Paris, Porte Maillot, ParisContact, tel: 01707 36536410 – 11 Bread Matters FundamentalLocation: Bread Matters, CumbriaContact, tel: 01768 881899 (Andrew Whitley)13-16 International Materials Handling Exhibition 2007NEC, BirminghamVisit [http://www.imhxonline.com]14 Annual Processor ConferenceHome-Grown Cereals AuthorityLocation: The British Library, LondonContact, tel: 020 7520 3948Email: [email protected] Sugar Craft – Simple Cake Decorating SkillsLocation: The Slattery School of Excellence, ManchesterContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected] – 21 International Food & Drink Exhibition (IFE)Location: ExCel, LondonContact, tel: 020 7886 3054 (Kieron Haycock)18 – 21 Pro2Pac showLocation: ExCeL, LondonContact, tel: 020 7886 3054website: [http://www.pro2pac.co.uk]19-20 British Society of Baking Spring ConferenceLocation: CCFRA, Chipping CampdenContact, tel: 01869 277164email: [email protected] – 21 Essential Skills For Working With ChocolateLocation: The Slattery School of Excellence, ManchesterContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected] Advanced Skills for Working with ChocolateLocation: The Slattery School of Excellence, ManchesterContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected] Easy to Make ChocolatesLocation: The Slattery School of ExcellenceContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected] Half Day Chocolate WorkshopLocation: The Slattery School of ExcellenceContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected] – 29 Sugar Craft – Advanced Human Figure ModellingLocation: The Slattery School of ExcellenceContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected] Half Day Children’s Easter Chocolate WorkshopLocation: The Slattery School of ExcellenceContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected] – 18 Chocolate Displays, Decorations and CentrepiecesLocation: The Slattery School of ExcellenceContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected] Chocolate Wedding and Celebration CakesLocation: The Slattery School of ExcellenceContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected] Half Day Chocolate WorkshopLocation: The Slattery School of ExcellenceContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected] Full Day Chocolate WorkshopLocation: The Slattery School of ExcellenceContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected] – 22 Two Day North European Baking CourseLocation: Bread Matters, CumbriaContact, tel: 01768 881899(Andrew Whitley)25 Richemont Club of Great BritainAnnual General MeetingLocation: John Slattery’s, WhitefieldContact, email: [email protected]last_img read more

Special grants available for Indiana early learning, child care providers

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Google+ TAGSchild carecoronavirusCOVID-19early learninggrantIndianaLily Endowmentproviders WhatsApp Google+ Special grants available for Indiana early learning, child care providers By Brooklyne Beatty – May 22, 2020 0 414 Previous articleWife arrested in 15 year old in North Liberty cold case murderNext articleAssistant Dean at Notre Dame’s College of Science dies unexpectedly Brooklyne Beattycenter_img Facebook IndianaLocalNews (Photo Supplied/Early Learning) Indiana early learning and child care providers can now receive some extra help in reopening following the pandemic.A $15.7-million grant fund was launched Thursday by Early Learning and Lily Endowment.License and registered centers, ministries and family child care home providers can apply for grants up to $40,000 to help with safety-related challenges and expenses. Grant amounts will be determined based on the number of children served.Providers must serve children between the ages of 0-5 and be a Paths to QUALITY Level 3 or 4 provider or a Level 2 provider that has committed to reaching higher levels of quality in due course.To learn more, and to apply, visit earlylearningin.org/comebackstronger.Early Learning Indiana also invites others to contribute to the fund to help make more grants possible. Pinterest Twitter Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

Phil Lesh, Jake Peavy & So Many More Come Together For Jerry Garcia Tribute Benefit [Videos]

first_imgThe month of August has essentially become one long celebration for the late great Jerry Garcia in the city of San Francisco, CA, as the Grateful Dead guitarist was born on August 1st and passed away on August 9th. In turn, the San Francisco Giants planned a “Jerry Garcia Night” that took place yesterday, August 18th, and some esteemed members of the Giants organization paid that good will forward with their own tribute to Garcia at The Fillmore.On Wednesday, August 17th, Giants’ pitcher Jake Peavy and his band The Outsiders hosted “Can’t Stop The Train” in conjunction with the Rex Foundation. So many special guests came along for the celebration, including Jackie Greene, Jennifer Hartswick, Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson, Stu Allen, Tim Flannery, Ross James and Col. Bruce Hampton, among many more. Allen even performed with the famed “Tiger” guitar, bringing its hallowed tones to life through a guitar rig very similar to the one Garcia used himself.Garcia’s bandmate Phil Lesh made the biggest splash of the night, joining in during the later portion of the show to accompany on “U.S. Blues” and “Shakedown Street.”You can watch video highlights from the night, streaming below.After Midnight w/ Jackie Greene (via Stephen Mucelli)Stella Blue w/ Stu Allen playing “Tiger” (via Stephen Mucelli)US Blues w/ Phil Lesh (via Michael Berman)Shakedown Street w/ Phil Lesh, Grahame Lesh & More (via Stephen Mucelli)last_img read more

Hurlyburly Stars Reunite For New Group Reading

first_img View Comments Bobby Cannavale Star Filescenter_img Ten years after starring together in the New Group’s off-Broadway revival of Hurlyburly, stars Ethan Hawke, Bobby Cannavale, Josh Hamilton, Parker Posey and Wallace Shawn reunited for a one-night-only benefit reading on April 26. The original cast members joined The Way We Get By’s Amanda Seyfried and Marin Ireland to perform David Rabe’s comedy about decadence in the cocaine-and-sex infused Hollywood Hills in the ‘80s. After the show, the stars assembled to take photos alongside Rabe, New Group artistic director Scott Elliott, who helmed the reading, and New Group executive director Adam Bernstein. Check out the starry reunion!last_img read more

Scorpions Will Perform in Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Chile on Their Farewell Tour

first_imgBy Dialogo February 25, 2010 The German group Scorpions will perform in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile, and Brazil in September as part of the world tour with which the band will say goodbye to its audience after a forty-five-year career. Scorpions, which announced its upcoming retirement to its followers on its webpage a few weeks ago, will release its latest studio album, Sting in the Tail, on 23 March and is planning a tour that will take the group to five continents over three years. The German group, which will kick off its tour in Prague on 15 March, has announced that it will perform in Mexico City on 7 September, will be in Bogotá two days later, and will then visit Lima, on 11 September, and Santiago de Chile, on 14 September. The group will then offer a series of four concerts in Brazil, between 16 and 22 September. Scorpions recently made a fifteen-concert tour through Latin American, from Rio de Janeiro to Mexico City, drawing an audience of more than 150,000 people.last_img read more