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Established in 1992, Paul Dubberley is a leading estate agency offering the full spectrum of property services – sales, lettings, property management, conveyancing, mortgage services – from across its five prominent high street branches in the Black Country and West Midlands. It will continue to trade under its existing and well respected brand name, all 31 employees retained and takes Connells’ high street network total to nearly 180 branches.“We are delighted to integrate such a successful and well-known local business such as Paul Dubberley into the Connells network,” says Elizabeth Brown, Divisional Managing Director at Connells. “This acquisition allows us to further strengthen our position in the local market, extends our market leading services to even more customers and enables Paul Dubberley to continue to grow as part of a wider group. We welcome the Paul Dubberley team to Connells.”Lee Morton (left), Managing Partner at Paul Dubberley adds, “We are thrilled to join Connells and confident that the move will both significantly boost the Paul Dubberley business and help us to continue the growth achieved over recent years.“This marks the next step in the development of Paul Dubberley and the strength, expertise and support provided by Connells will enable us to further enhance our service and gives us the confidence that our vendors and landlords will continue to be given the best service possible”, Lee concludes.Paul Dubberley acquisition connells Connells acquires Paul Dubberley May 18, 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 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 » Agencies & People » Connells acquires Paul Dubberley previous nextAgencies & PeopleConnells acquires Paul DubberleyConnells, part of the Connells Group, has acquired Paul Dubberley estate agents from property investment company Bond Wolfe.The Negotiator18th May 201601,093 Views
View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Defense View post tag: report View post tag: Defence A total of 16 incidents were reported in November 2012. Compared to November 2011 and November 2010, there has been an increase in the number of actual incidents reported in November 2012.Of the 16 actual incidents reported during November 2012, two were Category 1 (very significant) incidents, four were Category 2 (moderately significant) incidents, five were Category 3 (less significant) incidents and five were petty theft (minimum significant) incidents. This is the first time that Category 1 incidents have been reported during the reporting period of November 2010-2012. However, the number of Category 3 and petty theft incidents reported in November 2012 had remained the same compared to November 2011.Over the three reporting periods, the number of Category 2 incidents had fluctuated (seven incidents in November 2010 to three incidents in November 2011 and four incidents in November 2012) while the Category 3 and petty theft incidents had increased (five incidents in November 2010 to 10 incidents in November 2011 and November 2012). The reason for such a trend was due to the decrease in the number of incidents involving vessels while underway in November 2012 and 2011 compared to the same period in 2010. In November 2010, half of the total number of incidents involved vessels while underway, but in November 2011 and November 2012, more than three-quarter of the incidents involved vessels at anchor or at berth.Category 1 incidentsOf the two Category 1 incidents reported in November 2012, one involved the hijacking of chemical tanker, Zafirah on 19 Nov 12 when pirates armed with knives and pistol boarded and took control of the chemical tanker while she was underway in the South China Sea. Details of the hijacking of Zafirah are featured as a case study in this report. The other Category 1 incident involved the illegal siphoning of fuel from tanker, Yunita on 11 Nov 12 when she was anchored at the Muara Berau Anchorage, Samarinda, Indonesia. Eight robbers armed with pistol, knives and parangs (long knives) boarded and forced the tanker to pump out about 80MT of Marine Gas Oil (MGO) cargo to an unknown barge. The robbers also took the crew’s personal belongings before they escaped.Category 2 incidentsIn November 2012, four Category 2 incidents were reported. Of these, two incidents were reported in South China Sea, one incident at anchorage in Indonesia and one incident in India. In these incidents, the pirates/robbers were armed with long knives or rods; and operated in larger groups of eight to 10 men. In one incident, they assaulted the crew and in another, they tied the crew to the foxle. In November 2010, six of the seven Category 2 incidents involved vessels while underway. However, in November 2011 and November 2012, more than half of the Category 2 incidents involved vessels berthed or anchored at ports and anchorages.Category 3 and Petty Theft incidentsIn November 2012, 10 Category 3 and petty theft incidents were reported. Of these, eight incidents occurred in Indonesia, one incident in India and one incident in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore. Of the eight incidents reported in Indonesia, three occurred at Jakarta Anchorage, two at Belawan Anchorage, two at anchorages off East Kalimantan (Adang Bay and Samarinda) and one off Nipa Transit Anchorage. The robbers operated in groups of three to five men, armed with knives and boarded the vessels during hours of darkness (between 1950 hrs and 0600 hrs). The items targeted were ship stores such as drums of paint or firefighting equipment, or engine spare parts. The robbers escaped immediately as soon as they have stolen the items or were spotted by the crew. The ReCAAP ISC urges the relevant authorities to increase surveillance at their ports and anchorages to deter robbers; encourages ship masters and crew to exercise vigilance when their vessels are anchored or berthed, and report all incidents to the coastal State immediately.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 2, 2013; Image: ReCAAP View post tag: issues View post tag: latest View post tag: ReCAAP Back to overview,Home naval-today ReCAAP Issues Latest Monthly Piracy Report ReCAAP Issues Latest Monthly Piracy Report View post tag: piracy View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: Monthly January 2, 2013
Royal Australian Navy moves forward with Plan Galileo navaltoday May 7, 2020, by The Royal Australian Navy is making progress with Plan Galileo, an innovative project that delivers the capability to sustain the navy’s growing fleet to ensure it can fight and win at sea.Launching the Plan Galileo website recently, Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm, Head Maritime Systems reiterated her vision as a new way of thinking that fundamentally changes how the navy carries out sustainment of the fleet.“The aim of Plan Galileo is that in 2025, defence will operate in a nationally integrated sustainment environment that consistently provides affordable, reliable and fit for purpose systems and ships to navy,” Rear Admiral Malcolm said.“That means ensuring we can provide certainty and work for our uniformed personnel and industry, as we need them working cooperatively, continuing what they do, and helping to prepare our navy for the new ships that will be delivered in an era of continuous shipbuilding.”As explained, the project is also focused on effective utilisation, growth and support of navy’s technical and logistics mastery, including ongoing involvement of fleet support units throughout Australia in the delivery of maintenance and its maritime logistics personnel in the provision of integrated logistics support and 21st century supply chain development and management.“We must optimise workforce development and leadership programs to increase technical and logistics, leadership and supervisory proficiency, facilitate career progression and enable the personal and professional growth of our workforce,” Rear Admiral Malcolm added.The size and complexity of the fleet is expected to grow by more than 50 per cent over the next two decades requiring additional highly skilled personnel.Specifically, Plan Galileo incorporates a national, integrated approach to sustainment of navy assets that supports the Naval Shipbuilding Plan and aligns with the navy’s Plan Pelorus and Plan Mercator.Plan Galileo will build on the Australian Industry Capability Program by incentivising industry to build regional and local capacity.A core component of Plan Galileo is the regional maintenance centres (RMCs). These are self-contained sustainment centres at navy home ports comprising defence, primes and small businesses that will be able to sustain Australian vessels and then return them to sea utilising domestic workforce and focused on local supply chains. These centres are currently planned for Cairns, Darwin, Perth and Sydney.“While Plan Galileo is a long-term project out to 2025, we are already implementing a number of its elements as a ‘proof of concept’ within our Arafura-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) program,” Rear Admiral Malcolm further said.“Defence will test ideas, learn from our mistakes – and our successes – and work these into the overall plan as it is rolled out on a national scale.” Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Australian Navy moves forward with Plan Galileo View post tag: Plan Galileo View post tag: Royal Australian Navy Share this article
St Anne’s JCR hustings have sparked controversy after prospective Entz reps performed as many sex positions they could within one minute.While this tradition has been in place at the college for a number of years, several students have stated this year that they feel it is inappropriate. One student stated, “Generally St Anne’s doesn’t have this kind of puerile, rugby boy culture and we pride ourselves on our history as a women’s college and being more progressive and liberal than this.”The JCR Committee voted on whether this tradition should continue, and there were nine votes in favour with eight in opposition.St Anne’s JCR President Owen Evans, who voted in opposition stated, “We had a very open and balanced debate on the issue, and although I voted against the challenge myself, the committee passed it by nine votes to eight. We felt a democratic committee decision was the fairest way to proceed on this matter. Each candidate was asked individually before the hustings whether they felt comfortable with this challenge, and all agreed enthusiastically – but it would have only taken one objection and we would not have ran the challenge.”OUSU recently introduced guidelines on how to run college hustings to try and make them fairer. One of its suggestions was the abolition of any activities that could humiliate the candidates.However, many students at St Anne’s supported the hustings.Luke Braidwood, who was a candidate for Entz rep said, “None of us felt awkward or reluctant doing the challenge, and I don’t think it would put people off standing in future as it was a very well-received, and brief, part of the meeting.”When the current Entz Reps, Andrew Cummings and Kate Hooper, were asked if they thought the hustings would put anyone off applying for the role they said, “The purpose of hustings at St Anne’s is to have a thorough discussion and a good time, and we’ve had a lot of positive feedback on the hustings meeting.”They also said, “We asked all the candidates individually beforehand whether they were happy to go ahead with the challenge, and they were all very positive about it.”The nature of hustings in colleges has made news before with The Daily Mail reporting on the Keble college hustings for Fresher’s week president in 2009. These hustings involved two female candidates doing sit ups whilst simultaneously eating a banana placed next to the crotch of a male student.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Areca T. Wilson/Released) During Tuesday night’s final debate for governor, none of the three candidates said they believe people should be forced to take a vaccine, even when one is developed and ready for COVID-19. But, the number of older adults getting their shots is lower than normal.Still, a vaccine can’t be forced, said Susan Peschin, president and CEO of the Alliance for Aging Research.“For the most part it’s not really allowed to mandate this type of vaccine. But, we do think it’s important to strongly encourage it,” she said.Whether it’s for COVID, the flu, or anything else, Peschin said their “It’s Our Best Shot” campaign is meant to encourage people, especially older people, to go and get their shots. She said people are staying at home because of coronavirus. The side effect, perhaps, is that fewer people are getting the flu.“A lot of it has to do with the fact that older adults are staying at home to stay as safe as possible,” she said. “Some of it has to do with the fact that people have been getting the message about the importance of the flu shot. Some of it also has to do with mask wearing because it can reduce your risk of getting the flu, in addition to COVID-19.”Peschin said it’s important to understand that some people don’t want to get vaccines because of fears that they could cause autism or other problems.“The original article that sparked fear and controversy about that…was shown to be a total fraud and the lead author lost his medical license,” said Peschin. “I think it’s really important to listen to people’s concerns and answer questions. It’s a fearful time because of COVID-19.”She said people deserve to be heard and the facts are the best answer.“It’s really looking to public health experts and your physician and community-based and national organizations that support science.”She said the FDA and CDC are the best places to get correct information on vaccines, including for coronavirus. The FDA is in charge of the approval process.“It’s a process that’s been in place a long time, very rigorous, especially for vaccines because they’re given to healthy people.” CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Twitter Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Number of older adults getting vaccines in lower than normal Twitter By Network Indiana – October 29, 2020 0 315 Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Google+ Google+ Previous articleGround broken for South Shore Line expansion in northwestern IndianaNext articleWalorski, Hackett take on the issues during the 2nd Congressional Debate Network Indiana
Oven manufacturer Rational UK has opened a new Centre of Excellence as part of an expansion of its UK head office.The expansion, which will feature a purpose-built development kitchen and training rooms, will double the company’s capacity at its office in Luton, Bedfordshire.The manufacturer unveiled the new Centre of Excellence facility at an open day last week.Visitors also had the opportunity to attend masterclasses and cooking demonstrations hosted by chefs Claire Clark MBE (pictured) and Alan Bird.“We have invested in a new purpose-built facility, providing a fantastic Centre of Excellence to accommodate dealers, service partners, customers and sales team training at our Luton premises,” said Rational UK managing director Simon Lohse.“It is a very exciting time for us as we further continue our commitment to all stakeholders, helping to maximise their business opportunities, of which training plays an integral role.”The Rational AG group announced in August 2017 that its founder Siegfried Meister passed away at the age of 78.
It’s been roughly two-and-a-half years since Grateful Dead alumni Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann teamed up with John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti to form Dead & Company. Since then, the band has played dozens of shows across the United States, garnering a large following that has made them the most popular of the numerous Grateful Dead spin-off acts that have carried the torch since Jerry Garcia passed away in 1995. With so much momentum behind them, many Dead & Company fans have begun to wonder what else might be in store for the increasingly cohesive band.One question that is often asked is whether or not the group has plans to record any new original music of its own. It’s an interesting prospect for a band that more or less exclusively performs music that was written between 52 and 22 years ago (with the exception of a few choice covers that are even older), but it’s not one that they’ve talked much about publicly. So when Mickey Hart got on the phone with Live For Live Music to discuss his upcoming performances at the American Museum of Natural History, we had to ask him if Dead & Company have any plans to hit the studio:Sam D’Arcangelo: Speaking of touring acts, you’ve been on the road with Dead & Company for the past few years. Do you guys have any plans to record new music of your own?Mickey Hart: No. Not really. We’ve talked about it, but we’re a performance band. We like performance. The Grateful Dead was the same way. It’s hard in the studio. We never made great records, really great records. There were a couple that were magnificent in their moment, as period pieces, but the magic always happened live. It was a chore in the studio. There are great studio musicians, and I appreciate that very much, but we’re not that. And it’s ok.So I don’t know, we might wind up in the studio, but it’s so much fun playing live. I’d be hard-pressed to go into the studio, to be honest with you. I’m in a studio almost every day myself, but a band is different. It’s a different chemistry when everyone gets together in the studio as a band as opposed to individuals, where you can determine your own thing totally. When you’re in a band, there’s a lot of opinions, and that’s what gets in the way sometimes. If it works, it’s amazing. But if it doesn’t, it’s a very difficult experience.As you can see, Dead & Company don’t have any plans to go to the studio, and Mickey Hart doesn’t seem particularly interested in the idea either. This is a bit different from the position that Weir and Mayer took when they were confronted with similar questions in 2016, so perhaps some things have changed in the past two years. An excerpt from the pair’s April 7, 2016 interview with Billboard reads:“I’m open to any of it,” guitarist Weir told Billboard during a conference call with reporters. “I think it’s fertile ground. I think only just now have we sort of gotten up to speed. It’s a left foot/right foot kind of deal; We have a lot of ground to cover before we get to that place, but I think we’re getting there. We don’t have any immediate plans, but I know it’s in the back of everybody’s head.”Mayer added that the group members prefer to let the idea of new music come organically rather than trying to force that situation. “If it can state its case for the reason it needs to exist, then I would absolutely be up to doing it,” he explained. “It would have to come out of the earth. It can’t be planted from above the soil. There’s no reason it couldn’t be; I would actually be very interested to see what the band could do as composers and as improvisers — composing through improvisation, I think, is really interesting. But I’m open to anything this band could or wanted to do, as long as it answered that constant question, ‘Well, why?’ And if it has a strong answer, I’d love to do it.”While Hart’s recent statement may be disappointing for some fans, it should be noted that he didn’t rule out the possibility of new original music making its way into the live arena. Considering Dead & Company’s improvisational nature and the ambitious “Drums” > “Space” segments that have found their way into the band’s repertoire, one could argue that every show has new music to offer.
Southeast Asia becoming a center for renewable energy development FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Asean Post:Technological innovations and favourable government policies are among the four trends expected to drive Southeast Asia’s transition to renewable energy in the coming years.A report published by global auditing firm KPMG on Tuesday titled ‘The Renewable Energy Transition’ noted that while there are still 70 million ASEAN citizens without access to reliable electricity, the potential for renewable energy is huge in those markets and governments are increasingly turning to solar and wind energy to address the issue. Consumers driving the green agenda forward and the entry of new funds into the ASEAN renewable energy market are two other trends identified in the report.Each of ASEAN’s 10 members have set targets for renewable energy, and technological innovations such as better solar power efficiency and floating solar panels means that renewable energy is now more accessible than ever before.The establishment of RE100 in 2014 – a collaborative, global initiative uniting more than 100 influential businesses committed to 100 percent renewable energy – is a prime example of how consumers are helping to boost demand for renewable energy, especially since commerce and industry use up two thirds of the world’s electricity. Among the companies in the group include Google, Microsoft, Coca Cola and IKEA – all of which have a strong presence in ASEAN.The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) released a report last August which showed that the Philippines – where an estimated 20 million people lack constant electricity supply and 12 million have none at all – can reduce its electricity costs to just 2.50 Philippine pesos (US$0.05) per kilowatt-hour (kWh) by installing rooftop solar. By comparison, diesel costs 15 Philippine pesos (US$0.28) per kWh and coal costs 3.8 Philippine pesos (US$0.07) per kWh.“Solar, wind, run-of-river hydro, geothermal, biogas, and storage are competitive, viable domestic options that can be combined to create a cheaper, more diverse and secure energy system,” said Sara Jane Ahmed, an IEEFA energy finance analyst and the author of the report.More: ASEAN fast becoming a renewable energy hub
SYRACUSE (CNY CENTRAL/WBNG)- The New York State Fair will be five days longer this year, if the fair isn’t canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The state budget includes a total of $5 million to extend the fair and continue repair and rehabilitation of the fair’s facilities to allow for year-round operation of the fairgrounds. According to CNY Central, the state budget was recently approved to allow for the fair to be extended. The five-day extension will push the first day of the fair up to Friday, August 21.