FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Monday, Weber State senior punter Doug Lloyd was named as the Big Sky Conference special teams player of the week for his contributions to the Wildcats’ 29-17 win over Northern Iowa Saturday at Stewart Stadium.Lloyd is a native of Mount Gambier, Australia and has seven punts for a career-best net-average 46.7 yards per punt.Five of his seven punts marooned the Panthers inside their own 20-yard line, with three of them downed at the Northern Iowa 2-yard line.He had a career-long 72-yard punt in the 3rd Quarter, which is tied for the 14th longest punt in program history.Lloyd currently ranks fourth in the Big Sky with 43.4 yards per punt.The Wildcats will visit Moscow, Idaho Saturday as they ensue in their Big Sky Conference season against the Vandals at the Kibbie Dome. September 30, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State’s Doug Lloyd Named As Big Sky Special Teams Player of the Week Tags: Big Sky Conference/Doug Lloyd/Idaho Vandals/Kibbie Dome/Northern Iowa Panthers/Weber State Football Written by Brad James
The small group of 70 independent agencies from around the UK who earlier this week banded together to lobby Rightmove for a more generous relief package has grown to some 250 agencies who collectively have between 400 and 500 branches.This group, which is led by two North London firms, spent most of yesterday agreeing the wording of a letter which has now been sent to Rightmove. As the letter was emailed to Rightmove’s head office, agents continued to join the group including the CEO of the Acorn group, Robert Sargent.“For years I’ve been very vocal about Rightmove’s attitude to the hands that feed it, but their tone-deaf response to the Covid-19 pandemic compelled me to shout louder,” he told the members.“Like you, no doubt, I’m concerned for the future of my business, and Rightmove is one of our primary monthly expenses after staff. “While portals do serve a purpose, I have always maintained that they aren’t as essential as they seem to think they are. It’s people who sell properties, not portals.”Sargent is inviting all agents to join his separate Say No To Rightmove campaign which, he says, already has 150 members from the industry.“I haven’t heard back from Rightmove yet but we are hoping that the large number of agents in our group will elicit some sort of response from the them,” says Murray Lee of Dreamview estates, one of the two agents leading the London group’s charge.Here is the text of their letter.Dear Rightmove,I am writing to you on my own behalf and the other agents copied in here.We received your generic email in response to the current crisis and was shocked at its content I was in conversation with Sarah [the portal’s local rep] this morning and voiced my opinion about how poor and derisory this offer was.She was aware of this and that I was going to write in I have to say this is disappointing and I don’t feel Rightmove understand the true impact of what this virus could do to our business and our economy. Deferring payments isn’t enough. The government are offering grants and wiping off business rates (possibly not for agents !!), not offering 3–6 month support which has to be paid back in due course.This will just offer a short delay for agents then cause a higher bill for the next few months to pay you back, which will then cause further cash flow problems for businesses. Not only that, you have qualifying criteria on this offer! That is ridiculous! We are YOUR clients and you NEED US to provide the data to keep your portal going.Its not for us to tell you what business we are doing to claim a deferral. We should not need to prove to you what we are doing. You need to prove to us that you want to keep us as clients. This is not inclusive or helpful at all! For my part your subscription represents the third largest expense I have behind my rent and wages.Your rates have regularly and disproportionately increased over the years and way above the pro rata charges we have from other portals. You are no doubt well aware Zoopla is about half the cost of your basic package and OTM even less.Most of us use all three portals – I think we could easily survive only using’ two. I discussed with Sarah how hard you things are particularly for independents, however prior to your email and during the last 24 hours, together with one or two of my local contemporaries we discussed our position and thoughts about what action we could take.The word has spread through our connections and social media and please, do not be in any doubt companies representing hundreds of branches are contacting me on an hourly basis sharing my sentiments and asking me to take the lead and move this forward with you.You will see from those copied in this is not a bluff. In fact I believe some may have already given you notice to cancel. We are all genuinely considering giving you notice and withdrawing our data.Once other agents learn of this, I’m sure others will follow. I’m sorry to have to say this but you have had it all your way in the past with very little regard for us, now is the time to support your loyal clients and help us through what is going to be one of the toughest times on record (and I have been an agent for 47 years so not many know better than me!).Yours faithfully,Murray LeeFNAEA MARLA MANAGING DIRECTORDREAMVIEW ESTATES020 8455 0055 or email Dreamview Estates Rightmove OTM Zoopla March 20, 2020Nigel Lewis2 commentsAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 20th March 2020 at 12:42 pmMurray well done it is a victory for all agents, great work, also Kristjan Byfield also put his head firmly above the parapet and others followed.Everyone knows I back agents – being one for 32 years, and in equal measure I now back proptech – setting up Proptech-PR as a body to get agents informed and modernised. I used my 2,500 database of agency decision makers yesterday speaking directly with and contacting nearly 300 decision makers who wanted to know which way to turn.I focused them on Rightmove – and made many aware of your call to arms, telling them to be brave and take their moment – it was about paying a fair price for a service, and it was time to break the monopoly.I said agents need to see that as a collective they have the power. Looking at Rightmove’s reaction I think they are now listening. But will agents ever trust Rightmove again?Log in to ReplyMurray Lee, Dreamview Estates Dreamview Estates 20th March 2020 at 11:36 amWell we did it, didnt we. 75% discount, more than we expected (but hoped for!)Numbers are still growingThank you ALL for such kind words, someone even suggested I may have saved some jobs.Truly humbledRightmove…..watch out…..the little guy is one BIG guy nowRemember David and Goliath?David won that battle too!Stay safe for now allLog in to ReplyWhat’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 » Rightmove lobbying group swells to over 250 estate agencies previous nextProducts & ServicesRightmove lobbying group swells to over 250 estate agenciesThe group has risen from agencies representing 150 branches yesterday to more than 400 today, all of whom put their name to a letter sent to the portal making a case for more help.Nigel Lewis20th March 20202 Comments1,183 Views
Winnecke Talks Progress in Evansville at Annual Mayor LuncheonOCTOBER 11TH, 2018 TYRONE MORRIS EVANSVILLE, INDIANAEvansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke is updating businesses about the progress Evansville has made in the last year and where it’s going.The Southwest Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual ‘Lunch with the Mayor.’ More than 350 people attended the event at Tropicana Evansville.Mayor Winnecke congratulated the work done with the Stone Family Health Center. He gave updates on the progress being made in current downtown projects like the Hyatt Place Motel, Post House, and the YMCA.Winnecke also gave business leaders updates on economic development in the area as well as workforce trends.“Men and women who own businesses are the employers. Employers need to know what’s going on, employers need to understand where the city’s focus is, they need to know where the region’s going, what resources are available to them, so that’s why we keep a healthy line of communication between city administration and the business community,” says Mayor Winnecke.The Southwest Chamber of Commerce will continue it’s lunch series’ with economic outlook in November. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
REP. HATFIELD WANTS INDIANA ON THE FRONT LINES OF THE SELF-DRIVING CAR TECHNOLOGY INDIANAPOLIS—If self-driving cars represent the future of transportation technology, Representative Ryan Hatfield (D-Evansville) would like to see Indiana on the front lines in the development of the industry.Rep. Hatfield is the co-author of House Bill 1341, a measure that passed the full House encouraging the research and development of self-driving (or autonomous) vehicles in the state and seeks to have companies that build such vehicles come to Indiana.“Autonomous vehicles are no longer an idea in the distant future,” Rep. Hatfield commented. “It certainly makes sense for a state known as the “Crossroads of America” to be a leader in the development of this technology.”House Bill 1341 would create an Indiana Automated Vehicle Oversight Task Group to review proposed self-driving systems under development and offer those companies a chance to work on these proposals in our state.“Indiana’s automotive industry ranks No. 2 among the U.S. in the gross domestic product,” Rep. Hatfield said. “This legislation will allow Indiana to remain an industry leader and sets the stage for cutting-edge automobile technology to be researched, developed, and deployed right here in Indiana.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Six new residential units on the 300 block of West Avenue in Ocean City. Twelve new homes are taking shape at the site of a Wawa Food Market in Ocean City that closed and sat vacant for more than five years.The six new duplexes represent a dramatic change at the corner of Fourth Street and West Avenue — part of a growing residential neighborhood on a street once zoned for businesses.The property sat at the center of a year-long debate over the practicality of trying to attract new neighborhood businesses to an island with such a small year-round population.Unable to find another business to buy the property, Wawa let it sit vacant until a November 2012 zoning change permitted residential uses.City Council approved an ordinance in that rezoned the bay side of West Avenue between Third and Fourth streets. It rezoned part of the 190-foot-wide Wawa property (40 feet of frontage) to mixed commercial/residential use (commercial use on the first floor and residences above). It rezoned the remainder of the half-block from Neighborhood Business to residential (R-2-30 or duplexes with 30-foot frontages).That opened the door for a subdivision plan that called for six duplexes and one mixed-use property. The corner property will include a first-floor business with two four-bedroom residences above.Jeff Quintin, the listing agent for the new properties, said on Monday that the six first-floor units are all under contract. The second-floor units list for $359,900 and include three, bedrooms, two bathrooms and 1,200 square feet of living space (see more detail).The conform to the latest flood-map requirements and are expected to be complete in mid-May.Quintin said the property on the corner has not been sold.
Kathy Moretti, of Cape May Court House, holds up an Ocean City High School photo of her son, Ronnie, 16, who was killed in 1991 by a drunken driver. (Photos courtesy Kathy Moretti) By Maddy VitaleTwenty-eight years have passed since Ronnie Moretti, 16, of Seaville, was killed by a drunken driver.It may seem like a long time ago for some, but for Kathy Moretti the years do not lessen her feeling of loss, nor does it diminish the love she had for her son. Ronnie was killed Nov. 10, 1991.The family, the memories, the times Ronnie shared with his mom, father, Ronald Moretti, and three siblings will forever be in their hearts.“He was our son, a brother, a friend,” said Kathy Moretti, 69, of Cape May Court House. “Ronnie had dreams and hopes just like everyone else. He played basketball. He had goals.”Ronnie was a junior at Ocean City High School along with his friend, Cheryl Davis, a senior, when they were killed on the 34th Street Bridge. Ronnie and Cheryl were passengers in a car driven by a friend that was hit by a drunken driver.A memorial plaque for Ronnie and Cheryl remains fixed to a railing on the bridge for people to see. It is on the right-hand side when traveling into Ocean City.For many years, Kathy Moretti placed two red and white bows, for Ocean City’s school colors, above the plaque.The bows are a symbol of hope and a way to honor and remember Ronnie and Cheryl. Everyone who drives, bikes or walks across the bridge may see the memorial, Moretti noted.“I always make sure there are new bows up there, that they are not dirty or tattered and that they are not faded,” she said.But it appears someone removed the bows, on not one, but at least two occasions.Moretti wants answers.She put fresh bows up on Feb. 3 using heavy duty zip ties to fasten them onto the railing.When she went to replace them in March, she discovered they were gone.Without a thought, she put up new bows. On April 25 she also put up fresh ribbons, but someone removed them again, she said.“Someone had to have cut them off because I use heavy duty ties,” Moretti said.The bows Moretti put up on May 14 are still there and she is hoping they remain there until it is time to replace them.Moretti asked around and made all of the calls to officials trying to find out what became of the bows.“I went to the Ocean City Police Department and the Public Works Department to see if they knew who removed the bows,” Moretti recalled. “I even went to the county road department and the county bridge commission. They all said they didn’t remove the bows.”The plaque is a painful reminder for family and friends of two lives lost on the bridge nearly three decades ago.While there is not a law or ordinance forbidding Moretti from placing the bows on the bridge, she wonders if someone was opposed to them.“Everyone knows what the bows mean to our family. They are all supportive of us,” she noted. “Whoever is doing this should be ashamed of themselves.”The night Ronnie and Cheryl were killed, they were returning from bowling. They were in a car heading back to Ocean City to drop someone off when the drunken driver crashed into them.The drunken driver was convicted and sentenced to eight years in state prison.For years, Moretti, a retired Upper Township Middle School secretary, spoke at area schools about the impact drunken driving has on the families who lost loved ones.“It was cathartic because I spoke of Ronnie’s life. By the grace of God, I was able to tell the story,” she said. “If telling Ronnie’s story helps someone and keeps his memory alive, then he did not die in vain. If it saves a life, he did not die in vain. We will never know who, but all that matters is someone is saved.”Moretti does not speak at schools anymore because she said others, who have tragically dealt with more recent drunken driving crashes, have stepped up to speak to young people about the dangers of drinking and driving.Moretti and her former husband have three grown children, Gina, Lisa and Danielle, and they are grandparents to five.She enjoys babysitting her grandchildren.But her late son will always be in her heart. He will never be forgotten, she stressed.And while she has spent nearly three decades living a life without Ronnie, there is always that sense of loss. There will always be sadness, she said.“People say it gets easier,” Moretti said of the passing of time after losing a loved one. “It never gets easier. It just is different.”Kathy Moretti is urging anyone with information about the missing bows to contact their local police department.New bows are now fastened with heavy duty zip ties to the railing on the 34th Street Bridge.
Hoping to break down social barriers and jump-start collective action symbolized by the 1969 Stonewall Inn riots in New York, LGBTQ students from Harvard Business School (HBS), Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), and Harvard Law School (HLS) will host the first campus-wide conference dedicated to LGBTQ issues this weekend.The idea for a wider conversation in the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, and queer) community first came up during an HBS student retreat last year, as many talked about wanting to build broader and stronger ties with other LGBTQ students in the area, but not having a vehicle to do so, said Ana Mendy, co-president of the LGBT Student Association at HBS and one of the conference organizers.“We’re a small community and it seemed silly that we were isolated across the river without knowing who the other LGBTQ students were at Harvard. We all agreed that we should be coordinating and getting to know each other,” said Mendy ’09, M.B.A. ’14.The notion of a conference “resonated” with people across the various Schools, she said, because “having a milestone or something we’re all working toward is a great way to accelerate that collaboration and relationship-building.”“There aren’t many conferences across all the Harvard grad Schools. When I was an undergrad, I was part of the first Harvard Arab [Weekend], and so, from remembering what that looked like, and the power of bringing together all the Schools, that was kind of our vision,” said Mendy.Between 350 and 400 students, faculty, and others from across the Harvard community, as well as counterparts from 30 other institutions — including the University of California, Berkeley; Yale Law School; and the London School of Business — are expected to attend the event, which will be held on the HLS and HBS campuses.“In our community, there are so many issues because the LGBTQ moniker is just an umbrella,” said A.J. Lee, M.P.A. ’14, who along with Mendy and Ma’ayan Anafi, J.D. ’15, is helping lead the 30 event volunteers from across Harvard Medical School, HLS, HKS, and HBS.“There are individual communities within there and each of those communities have their respective issues, too. So when you’re trying to bring in speakers to cover the gamut of those issues, it’s impossible,” said Lee.High-profile figures from politics, business, law, the arts, and more will address specific LGBTQ challenges in their realms. Among them: Ken Mehlman, J.D. ’91, President George W. Bush’s 2004 campaign manager and a former chairman of the Republican National Committee; Brian Rolfes, a partner at McKinsey who leads the firm’s global recruiting; former hockey star Caitlin Cahow, ’08, who is now part of the U.S. delegation headed to the Olympics in Sochi; and Ash Beckham, an inspirational speaker whose “Coming Out of Your Closet” video became a YouTube sensation.Other participants will give “mini TEDx”-style talks on issues such as employment discrimination, while a design innovation consulting firm will lead an ideation session in HBS’s popular new collaboration space (The Hives) to assist small cohort teams in brainstorming about issues such as youth homelessness, bullying, trans inclusivity, and health care.“Part of the really great thing is that we’re bringing in people not just from different disciplines, but with really different perspectives, just all over the political map, and we’re really excited for the debate that’s going to happen,” said Anafi.“There’s a lot of power to interdisciplinarity, so I think that’s what we’re trying to harness when we’re talking about attacking some issues,” said Lee.Although the conference’s scope has already grown far beyond its organizers’ earliest expectations, whether it proves to be a success depends ultimately on what happens not this weekend, but afterward.“We’re really hoping that — especially out of the ideation session — there’s something that comes out that’s going to be turned into action by the community,” said Anafi. “If we can see those ideas translating into something more beyond this conference, that would be amazing; if we can see an increased community or more cohesiveness, then that would be really amazing too.”“Ideally, in five years or something, people will look at this conference and be like ‘This is the biggest conference for LGBTQ students in the U.S., in the world,’” said Mendy.
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter $25 million increase in STEM and computer science education at all levels. Nearly 300,000 jobs in the commonwealth require skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Over the next decade, more than 70 percent of new jobs will require these skills.$7 million increase in apprenticeships with a goal of doubling the number of registered apprentices by 2025. Since Governor Wolf established the commonwealth’s first Apprenticeship and Training Office in 2016, the number of registered apprentices has increased 14.5 percent, from 13,282 registered apprentices to 15,208.$3 million increase for Industry Partnerships which bring together workers and multiple employers in the same industry in a public-private partnership to provide job training.$10 million increase to develop Career and Technical Education and STEM career pathways to help students learn about career options and earn an associate degree at a lower cost and in less time.$5 million increase to encourage employers to partner with colleges and universities to develop educational programs that prepare students for the jobs high demand jobs that local employers need.As part of the first phase of the PAsmart initiative, the Wolf administration is launching a new website dedicated to help people get information about pursing an education and career in Pennsylvania at any stage of life.The workforce development initiatives support the Governor’s goal to increase the number of workers with postsecondary training from 47 percent today to 60 percent by 2025. Governor Wolf to Expand Job and Skills Training, Launch PAsmart Initiative in 2018-19 Budget February 05, 2018 Budget News, Education, Jobs That Pay, Press Release, Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – In his budget proposal tomorrow, Governor Tom Wolf will build on his commitment to strengthen our schools, build our workforce, and grow our economy. The governor will announce a first-of-its-kind $50 million strategic investment in job training and the launch of PAsmart, a realignment of workforce development from K-12 education through career programs so students and workers gain the 21st Century skills to get good jobs that employers demand.“Last year I created the Middle Class Task Force of business, worker and education leaders to travel the state and listen to industry and workers. The message was clear: not everyone wants to go to college, but people want the skills to get a job and advance their careers. At the same time, businesses are growing and need a pipeline of talented people for emerging industries.“We listened and this budget addresses both of those needs. PAsmart is building on Pennsylvania’s leading STEM and apprenticeship programs by collaborating with employers to provide targeted investments in STEM, computer science, apprenticeships and more so students and workers get the training and skills for in-demand, middle class jobs that will attract new businesses to the commonwealth.”Governor Wolf’s 2018-19 budget proposal will include $50 million for PAsmart:
Loading… Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Largest Cities In The WorldEveryone Was Stunned To See How Little Anakin Looks Today2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Portuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayUnderappreciated Movies You Missed In 201910 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes FIFA has launched a new and enhanced integrity toolkit that aims to protect the integrity of football and help member associations and confederations to strengthen and further enhance existing measures in place to protect national and regional-level football matches and competitions from match manipulation. FIFA President Gianni Infantino Building on the successful integrity programme developed and implemented during the 2018 FIFA World Cup and last year during the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™ as well as other existing education and prevention programmes and measures in football, FIFA and its dedicated Integrity Department have developed several updated and new integrity resources to be used and implemented by key stakeholders across football. FIFA has developed a practical handbook for its member associations as well as the confederations, which will serve as a practical guide on how to build and/or strengthen their own integrity initiatives to protect football competitions from match manipulation. It outlines the standard steps and best-practice measures toimplement successful integrity initiatives on a day-to-day basis. FIFA is also offering a series of topic-specific posters to support these initiatives. FIFA’s new Integrity e-Learning Tutorial is aimed at educating individuals involved in football about the threat of match manipulation. It describes the applicable regulations that have been put in place by FIFA, explains various forms of integrity-related misconduct and outlines how to correctly report match-manipulationapproaches or incidents. The updated integrity materials developed by FIFA as outlined above show the standard steps and best practices that member associations and confederations should use and implement as a day to-day reference tool to promote integrity and protect national and regional football competitions from match manipulation. Speaking about the new resources, Oliver Jaberg, FIFA’s Deputy Chief Legal & Compliance Officer and Director of Integrity and Institutional Legal, said: “In line with FIFA’s continued commitment to safeguard the integrity of football around the world, it is crucial that we continue to develop new and innovativeresources that our stakeholders can use to further strengthen football across all areas – both on and off the pitch. “As an important step in helping to protect the integrity of football competitions at national and regional level as well as to prevent match manipulation, FIFA is excited to have developed several new integrity resources and materials that provide member associations and confederations with specific assistance on best practicein football. The ultimate aim is to support and develop stronger integrity structures – as well as long-term, sustainable education and prevention programmes and promotional initiatives – that safeguard the integrity of football.” Read Also:FIFA Ban legal battle: Siasia turns to Gofundme to raise $250,000 To access the FIFA Integrity Officer Kit, including the FIFA Integrity e-Learning Tutorial and Practical Handbook for FIFA Member Associations, FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
This province can now conduct rapid tests for coronavirus disease 2019 to its frontliners using the rapid diagnostic test kits donated by the Semirara Mining and Power Corporation (SMPC).The provincial government here will also purchase its own test kits which will be made available in its borders located in the towns of Hamtic and Pandan. SAN JOSE, Antique – The Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) here can now conduct rapid tests to frontliners using the test kits for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) donated by the Semirara Mining and Power Corporation (SMPC).Gov. Rhodora Cadiao said SMPC has donated 13 boxes of COVID-19 rapid diagnostic test kits worth P5 million.“The IPHO could now start to conduct the rapid test to front-liners,” said Cadiao on May 6.Aside from the donation, the provincial government here will also purchase its own test kits.It was on May 4 when, the Provincial Board here approved the proposal of buying P15 million worth of rapid test kits which will be made available in the provincial borders of Hamtic and Pandan towns aside for the other frontliners. With the test kits present in the borders, homebound Antiqueños, including sugar migrants from Negros Occidental province, will be tested before they can be granted entry. “If the testing is made right in the borders, then we could prevent COVID-19 from spreading further within this province,” Cadiao said. Rapid tests for the virus will also be conducted to employees of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office here who deliver food packs to COVID-19 affected families in the municipalities. The P15 million budget of the provincial government here for the purchase of test kits will be sourced from its P65 million Bayanihan Grant from the national government.(With a report from PNA/PN)