first_imgUnited Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty has opened a new office in Belgravia, the ultimate prime central London location. It will become the London headquarters for the company, highlighting its continued focus on the ‘golden postcodes’.The Belgravia team will be providing a full sales and lettings service across the key prime central London areas, including Belgravia, Chelsea, Kensington, Knightsbridge and Mayfair, and will continue to work with specialist properties in other parts of the capital.Simon Tollit, Sales Director of United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty, said, “We have an opportunity to grow the business into one of London’s leading residential estate agencies and our new office in Belgravia is another positive step in our expansion programme. Belgravia is home to some of London’s most beautiful and most expensive properties, it therefore seemed natural for us to have a presence here as our team deals with London’s most premium homes. Belgravia is a favourite amongst buyers and tenants alike, making the area a safe investment and property here a premium asset for the foreseeable future.”Sotherby’s International Realty new office in Belgravia Sotherby’s Belgravia September 17, 2016The 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 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » SOTHEBY’S LAUNCHES IN BELGRAVIA previous nextAgencies & PeopleSOTHEBY’S LAUNCHES IN BELGRAVIAThe Negotiator17th September 20160645 Viewslast_img read more

A Wonderful Start to Wednesday

first_imgIt looks another great beach day today in Ocean City. Water temps in the low 70’s with a light breeze and a calm surf.The high temperature today will be close to 90 degrees with the potential of a stray thunderstorm in the afternoon.See you on the beach and have a great day!last_img

In Short

first_imgNo subscription riseThere was no increase in member subscriptions to the National Association of Master Bakers (NAMB), for the fourth year in a row.Plea for supportJoe Coleman, a young baker from Oxford, told NAMB conference delegates that he and other young bakers would welcome more support from the trade, including sponsored time to work at other bakeries.Scottish changesFormer SAMB chief executive Kirk Hunter has departed after nine years for a full-time position with Dairy UK, with a new chief executive yet to be appointed. Head of skills training Arthur Rayer also announced his retirement.SAMB rebrandingOutgoing Scottish Bakers president Alister Asher told the first conference following the rebranding of the SAMB: “The logo and name was in need of change to make it clearer what we were and what we did for external PR, image and marketing purposes. We have a new look which, we’ve had very positive feedback about.”ABST conferenceIf you haven’t already booked your place at the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees’ (ABST) Annual Conference, then do so now. The event, held at the Alton Towers Hotel, Alton Towers, from 11-13 June will also play host to the qualifying and selection rounds for the 2011 UK SIGEP Bread Cup Team on 12 June. For details on attending contact [email protected] FoB chairmanMark Fairweather, CEO of Allied Milling and Baking, has been elected as the new chairman of the Federation of Bakers. He takes over the role from Joe Street.last_img read more

Press release: Minister for Europe welcomes the results of Armenia’s parliamentary elections.

first_imgFurther information Email [email protected] The UK welcomes the preliminary assessment of the international observation mission that the Armenian parliamentary elections on 9 December 2018 “were held with respect for fundamental freedoms and enjoyed broad public trust”.The UK Government is pleased to have supported the preparations for these elections as a member of the international consortium contributing funding to the Electoral Support Project in Armenia (ESPA) implemented by UNDP.Minister for Europe Sir Alan Duncan said: Media enquiries Follow Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan on Twitter @AlanDuncanMP and Facebook Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn For journalists Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook These elections mark an important new stage in Armenia’s democratic development. I congratulate the My Step Alliance led by Nikol Pashinyan on its impressive victory, as well as the other parties elected to the National Assembly. The UK Government looks forward to working closely with the new Government and Parliament of Armenia, supporting further consolidation of democratic institutions and ambitious political and economic reforms for the benefit of the Armenian people.last_img read more

Saint Mary’s appoints provost, senior vice president for academic affairs

first_imgSaint Mary’s College appointed Titilayo Ufomata as the College’s new provost and senior vice president for academic affairs effective June 1, as stated in Wednesday’s press release. Ufomata formerly held the positions of provost and dean of faculty at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 2012. Last academic year, Ufomata worked as the chief academic officer to the president and board of trustees at Hobart and William Smith Colleges where she “worked with faculty to strengthen the curriculum and to support students,” according to the press release.Prior to her appointment as Interim President, Nancy Nekvasil served as provost and assisted with the search for her replacement. Nekvasil announced Ufomata’s appointment at the College Forum on Jan. 9, according to the release.“I am thrilled to be welcoming Dr. Titilayo Ufomata as our new Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs,” Nekvasil said in the release. “Titi brings much experience and fresh ideas to this office for both undergraduate and graduate programs.”Ufomata holds English degrees from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and is a graduate of the University College London, earning a Ph.D. in phonetics. Ufomata also attended the Harvard Institute of Educational Management and the Higher Education Resources Services (HERS) Institute. Tags: Saint Mary’s provost, Titilayo Ufomata, vice president of academic affairslast_img read more

U.K. electricity grid goes coal-free for first month since Industrial Revolution

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:The UK’s electricity system recorded its “greenest” ever month in May after running without coal-fired electricity for a full calendar month.The National Grid, the energy system operator, said the country’s sunniest spring on record helped generate enough solar power to reduce the carbon intensity of the grid to its lowest level ever recorded. The bright and breezy weather helped wind and solar power make up about 28% of Britain’s electricity last month, narrowly behind gas-fired power generation, which made up 30% of the energy mix.Meanwhile, the record low demand for electricity during the coronavirus lockdown has left little room for the UK’s last remaining coal power plants to play a role.Since April, the UK’s electricity system has run without coal-fired power for about 54 consecutive days, which has helped the carbon intensity of the electricity grid fall to the lowest average carbon intensity on record at 143 grams of CO2 per kilowatt-hour.The record was possible, in part, because of the collapse of energy demand in the UK caused by the coronavirus lockdown and two bank holidays in a fortnight. But the chief reason was the unseasonably sunny spring weather, said Roisin Quinn, head of National Grid’s control centre.“Great Britain’s incredible coal-free run has continued throughout May, giving us the first full calendar month – 744 straight hours – of electricity generation without coal since the Industrial Revolution,” Quinn said.[Jillian Ambrose]More: UK electricity coal free for first month ever U.K. electricity grid goes coal-free for first month since Industrial Revolutionlast_img read more

Nassau Nail Salon Robberies Connected, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nail Salon (Photo: NCPD)Nassau County police said Tuesday that they believe three armed nail salon robberies over the last eight days are all connected.News that the robberies are related comes one day after another nail salon was hit, this time in New Hyde Park, by a white male armed with a black handgun.Police believe the same man is responsible for at least two previous armed robberies in Valley Stream on Dec. 23 and Dec. 27—both on Rockaway Avenue.All three robberies have occurred on weekdays between 6 and 8 p.m., police said.The suspect enters the business around closing time, brandishes a black handgun and states: “This is a robbery, open the register,” police said.“Merchants should always be aware of their surroundings with emphasis during opening and closing hours,” police said in a statement, adding that businesses should call 911 if they notice any suspicious activity.The man is believed to be between 40-60 years old, with a thin build and between 5-foot-3 and 5-foot-6, police said. He also uses a mask or bandana to cover his face.The suspect hit Tiffany’s Nail & Spa and Nail Fetish—both in Valley Stream—on Dec. 23 and Dec. 27.Monday’s armed robbery occurred at Cleo Nails and Spa on Hillside Avenue in New Hyde Park. In that incident, the suspect was wearing a blue sweatshirt, blue scarf, black hat and black pants and was armed with a black handgun, when he entered the business and demanded cash. Two customers and one employee were inside the salon during the robbery.Suffolk County police are also investigating two separate nail salon robberies in Islip—Nail Tek and Diamond Nails—that took place less than an hour apart on Dec. 13. In both cases, an armed robber ran out with cash, police said. The two robberies remain unsolved. Police haven’t said if they’re connected to the three in Nassau.Police are asking anyone who can identify the suspect or has any information regarding the robberies, to call the Robbery Squad at 516-573-8040 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.last_img read more

DoD: No MLA extension for credit cards ‘at this time’

first_img continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The Department of Defense informed NAFCU in a letter that, at this time, it would not delay its Oct. 3 implementation date for credit card compliance under the Military Lending Act rule.The letter was signed by Virginia Penrod, chief of staff in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense. She notes in the letter that she has been delegated the authority to act on behalf of the DoD; to date, there are no political appointees named to this office.She was responding to a letter sent to the DoD in March from NAFCU Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Carrie Hunt. The MLA rule took effect last October, but it included a one-year limited exemption for credit cards. In her letter, Hunt pointed to a need for more clarity in the rule and urged an immediate extension of the credit card account compliance deadline.last_img read more

Financial literacy takeaways

first_img 104SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Dr. Brandi Stankovic Dr. Brandi Stankovic is an organizational change expert, motivational speaker, professor, artist and mommy who inspires firms globally with her models of leadership, engagement, and award-winning education. She is the … Web: Details Without an understanding of basic financial concepts, how do you expect to manage your money wisely? The answer is getting educated. Financial literacy is everything because it is one of the greatest challenges people have today. With student loan debt, predatory lenders and a lack of savings for emergency situations, today is the day to change your financial future. Here are 5 kick ass strategies and a bonus 5 financial tools to make a difference today!:AskIf there is something you do not know about money, ask. If there is a bill you cannot pay, ask. People are afraid to have conversations about their finances but should understand resources are out there and most companies have tools or solutions to get you back on track. Help the next generation by getting out there and obtaining the financial literacy tools you need. Honestly, how well do you understand money and finances? Resolve to get educated!There are many ways to get the education you need, and without spending money! Check with your local city/county government to see if there are financial education classes available. Many credit unions offer free seminars on a variety of financial literacy topics. Visit your local branch today.Know The DifferenceThe biggest difference between a bank and a credit union is that banks are for-profit organizations and credit unions are not-for-profit. Additionally, banks and credit unions should not be confused with check cashers and other predatory lenders. Know your options.Do some research on the different types of financial institutions and organizations. You will find those ads that promise “fast, easy loans” are hoping to trap you in a web that could take years trying to get out. Educate yourself on interest rates and learn what the fine print really says.Just because a short-term lender constantly advertises on TV or the radio does not mean it is the best option. Many credit unions have developed alternatives to payday lenders that help their members by establishing a savings account and educating on financial literacy.Know You Have A CHOICEThis is the most important aspect of financial literacy. Have the tools, know the difference and then choose appropriately. There is an old saying that rings true today: “A fool and his money are soon parted”. Being educated will lead you to financial success.Talk To Someone – Kids, Partner, Financial InstitutionImportant financial topics should be shared, not be a well-kept secret. If you are a parent, talk to your kids about money. If there is something you are not sure about, talk to your partner/spouse. There might be an issue you can work together to find a solution. If one partner controls the finances, both people should be aware of what is happening.It may not be 1950, but even today you will hear about a husband passing away and the wife having no idea how to manage the household finances. Of course, the same is true the other way around. This is not about gender, it is about being good, financially successful partners together.A recent study found 72% of parents are reluctant to talk to their kids about money. If this is you, resolve to change for the better!Set Goals And PlanLook at finances as you would your family or career; take it seriously. Set goals to save. Be proactive about your financial future. Although money does not buy happiness; it sure does make life a heck of a lot easier. It allows you to do the things you want to do or build the business you want to build. You do not have to be money hungry, but understand your finances and manage it accordingly.Another great adage by Ben Franklin from the 1700s: “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”. Have a savings plan, create financial goals for yourself and your family.Kick Ass Bonus: 5 Tools To Improve Your Financial Success! Save 15% to 20% of every paycheck. Do this until you build a reserve that will last you three to six months. Ten years ago, this advice would have been a maximum three-month reserve. But with the recent recession taught us it can take much longer to find a job in a crisis situation. Be prepared. Track your expenses. This is the most important part of creating a budget. Get a notebook and keep a log. Or put in an Excel file if you prefer. So often people do not know how much they spend, and therefore how much money they have available for discretionary expenses. Limit debt to 35% of your income. This way you will be able to save a little while you handle your expenses. Use the 30-day rule. Try to limit your spontaneous purchasing. Rather than just deciding to buy a new TV, wait 30 days to make sure it is something you really want (and need).Evaluate your bills – and don’t be lazy! Be engaged. Ask questions of your financial institution. Call your cable company and ask to reevaluate your bill before canceling. Most institutions would rather help you than lose you as a customer.last_img read more

Coram Man, 21, Exposed Himself to Teen in Selden, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 21-year-old Coram man was arrested Friday for allegedly exposing himself to a teenager in Selden, Suffolk County police said.Arshad Syed Humza was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Syed Humza was driving a 2010 Nissan north on Boyle Road and Strauss Avenue at 5 p.m. when he pulled up to a 15-year-old girl walking along the street, police said. He asked if she needed a ride, but the girl declined, police said. Syed Humzah allegedly continued to follow the teen and asked for directions, police said. When the girl approached his car, Syed Humzah allegedly exposed his genitals to her, police said. The girl went home and notified her parents and was also able to provide authorities with a license plate number, police said. Syed Humzah will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip at a later date.last_img read more