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Knight Frank loses fourth senior player to online in as many months

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Knight Frank loses fourth senior player to online in as many months previous nextAgencies & PeopleKnight Frank loses fourth senior player to online in as many monthsLatest to leave is Gráinne Gilmour who headed up its UK research and analysis operation before revealing she has moved to Zoopla in a role created for her by the portal.Sheila Manchester6th February 20200862 Views Knight Frank has lost one of its most high-profile names after its Head of UK Residential Research Gráinne Gilmour revealed that she has joined Zoopla in similar role.Gilmour spent nearly nine years at Knight Frank during which she was a frequent media commentator on housing and before that spent 11 years at The Times newspaper, latterly as its economic correspondent.She joins Zoopla’s flagship Research and Insight team, led by its Director, Richard Donnell.The portal has created a new role for her, in which she will build on the momentum gained during 2019, to drive a programme of data driven insight focused on the most important aspects of the housing market facing Zoopla’s customers and consumers.InnovationGráinne says: “Zoopla is innovating to help agents and developers and inform consumers on every aspect of their property journey, making it a very exciting time to join the business.“There is a real opportunity to leverage Zoopla’s wide breadth of unique data through market leading analytics and data science to deliver additional value to our customers, and to inform first-time buyers, home movers, renters, investors and developers.”Donnell adds: “Grainne is one of the UK’s leading housing market analysts and we are delighted she has joined Zoopla to expand our programme of thought leadership and market insight.”It’s been a busy few weeks for the Knight Frank recruitment department. As well as Gilmour, two senior branch managers, a portfolio lettings manager and a build-to-rent specialist have all jumped ship from the agency to ‘digital platform’ roles recently.Her move may also require a rejig at the next NAEA Conference on 27th February, at which she was due to present a keynote speech.  knight frank Grainne Gilmore Richard Donnell Zoopla February 6, 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 2021last_img read more

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JDS Takanami, JDS Ohnami Visit Kochi

View post tag: Visit View post tag: JDS Takanami View post tag: JDS Ohnami Share this article View post tag: Kochi View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today JDS Takanami, JDS Ohnami Visit Kochi Training & Education View post tag: Naval JDS Takanami, JDS Ohnami Visit Kochi JDS Takanami and JDS Ohnami, the two destroyers of Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF), called at Kochi for  a brief stopover on their way for anti piracy deployment in the Gulf of Aden. Captain Takaki Mizuma Commander Escort Division Six is the Senior Officer embarked.  INS Nireekshak welcomed the visiting ships  at the entrance to Kochi harbour. The Southern Naval Command Officials along with Band attended the reception arranged for the ships at their berth in Kochi harbour.Colonel Nobutaka Mikasa, the Defence Attaché of Japan to India and the consulate officials from Chennai also arrived to welcome the ship. The Commander, Escort Division Six and other senior members  of the delegation called on Rear Admiral Sudarshan Shrikhande, Chief of Staff, Southern Naval Command. Mutual visits between the two Navies and professional exchanges on topics of mutual interest were conducted during their stay.Nine members of  Japanese delegation led by Mr. Sukihama from Consulate General of Japan in India at Chennai along with eight Japan delegates  visited Coast Guard Headquarters at Kochi and had interaction with deputy inspector general TKS Chandran, TM District Commander, DHQ-4.Officer of the Coast Guard component onboard these ships also visited CGDHQ-4 and interacted with the officers of Indian Coast Guard. Japanese and  Indian Coast Guard have been interacting regularly on earlier occasions and ships from both the countries have visited Japanese and Indian ports and participated in various  joint exercises. JMSDF has also been contributing to the international anti piracy efforts in the Gulf of Aden.During their visit, a presentation on Coast Guard operations in Arabian Sea and search and rescue/marine oil pollution response operations under taken by Coast Guard was organised.Interaction of officers of Japanese Coast  Guard and officers of Indian Coast Guard was organised at CGDHQ-4 and mementoes were exchanged.[mappress]Source: Indiannavy, October 31, 2011 October 31, 2011 View post tag: News by topic read more

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Amphibious exercise African Sea Lion concludes in Morocco

first_img Authorities Amphibious exercise African Sea Lion concludes in Morocco Back to overview,Home naval-today Amphibious exercise African Sea Lion concludes in Morocco View post tag: Royal Moroccan Navy U.S. Navy’s Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) worked with Royal Moroccan Naval Forces during the joint exercise African Sea Lion 2016.The exercise took place between July 10 – 14.Forty-two Royal Moroccan Navy and Royal Moroccan Naval Infantry personnel came aboard amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), where they participated in mutual training briefs and worked with operations planners to help carry out the mission.The final day of the exercise culminated in a simulated amphibious raid carried out via MV-22 Ospreys from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 264 (Reinforced).Other aspects of the exercise included division tactics operations with Royal Moroccan naval vessel RMS Allal Ben Abdellah, aerial and surface amphibious debarkation practice, air defense, and bilateral diver training.“Our relationship with Morocco is vital to our national security. It’s very important that we are able to work with them, especially given their strategic location on the Strait of Gibraltar,” said Capt. F. Byron Ogden, commander, Amphibious Squadron 6.African Sea Lion is the first bilateral exercise the Wasp ARG has taken part in since departing from Naval Station Norfolk June 25.Wasp ARG is comprised of Commander, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 6, the 22nd MEU, USS Wasp, amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio, and amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41).center_img View post tag: US Navy July 18, 2016 Share this articlelast_img read more

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Graduate rent to increase by almost six per cent

first_imgUniversity officials have voted to raise the rent on graduate accommodation by nearly 6% next year, with no new services or improvements being provided to the current accommodation.The University’s Property Management Sub-Committee voted to raise rents for all graduate accommodation – including Castle Mill, Summertown House, and 25 Wellington Square – by 5.8%. This was despite the dissent of sole student delegate and Oxford SU VP for Charities and Community, Tom Barringer.Oxford SU has now invited the chair of that committee – Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Planning and Resources, David Prout – to an open meeting, where students can ask him “about how this decision was made and listen to any concerns graduate students might have.”The rent hike will only affect central University housing, likely creating greater demand for the limited college accommodation available to graduates.Barringer told Cherwell: “This 5.8% rent increase is very concerning, especially for students who are already struggling to make ends meet in Oxford as a graduate student.“Students are the University’s beating heart, and where the University should be investing the most. In particular, graduate students should require special attention here because of the additional challenges facing them (including typically less access to college accommodation).“This rent increase is another worrying example of the University treating education as a market product, treating students as consumers from which to extract money and staff as precariously employed and unable even to get a decent pension.“We would welcome all students to the SU on 4 Worcester Street on 3rd May to raise any questions or concerns they have with David Prout.”During the 2016-17 academic year, 57% of all full-time graduate students and 70% of full-time graduate freshers were housed either by the University or in colleges.Oxford University has been contacted for comment.last_img read more

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Central High School to Host “Paul Gries Field” Dedication

first_imgTuesday, April 18 at 3:45 pmCentral High School Baseball Field – 5400 N 1st AveCentral High School, EVSC, and the EVSC Foundation will ​honor Coach Paul Gries (Central High School baseball coach,  ​(​1981-2001) with a special dedication ceremony to rename Central’s baseball field the “Paul Gries Field”.Mayor Lloyd Winnecke will ​read ​a ​proclamation ​announcing April 18th as Paul Gries Day as well as special guest Andy Benes, 1985 Central High School graduate and former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher.The Paul Gries Fund was established last April to improve and maintain the school’s baseball facility.This dedication concludes the Paul Gries Campaign, but individuals can still honor Coach Gries with a donation. All donations go toward improving the baseball facility at Central. For more information or to make a gift, call 812-435-0913 or send an email to [email protected] FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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2 in 5 Americans live where COVID-19 strains hospital ICUs

first_imgU.S. hospital intensive care units in many parts of the country are straining to handle record numbers of COVID-19 patients. These hospital units take care of the sickest of the sick. Some are running out of space and supplies, while scrambling to pay the soaring rates of temporary traveling nurses. Hundreds of ICUs are struggling at the same time, with many clustered in the South and West. An Associated Press analysis shows that since November, the share of U.S. hospitals nearing the breaking point has doubled. More than 40% of Americans live in areas running out of ICU beds. Experts say sustained surges can jeopardize the quality of care in ICUs.last_img read more

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Lessons of the Week! Jake Gyllenhaal, Allison Williams & More

first_img View Comments We know you’re busy putting the finishing touches on your Flamin’ Hot Cheeto costume, but it’s time to take a break and read the Lessons of the Week! Broadway.com is catching up on all of the weird stuff that happened over the last seven days—and man, things sure were crazy around here. Tony Danza, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Neil Patrick Harris, and more stars taught us some really important things. Check out what we learned!Tony Danza Makes a Mean Pot of SoupIs there anything Honeymoon in Vegas star Tony Danza can’t do? He can play the ukulele, tap dance, and apparently would juggle chainsaws if you asked him to. When Danza and his co-star Rob McClure were roomies at Paper Mill, he’d even cook them both a big pot of delicious soup for dinner. Alan Cumming, you better step up your game—Club Danza sounds awesome!Maggie Gyllenhaal Can Smell Her BrotherThe Real Thing star forbade her brother Jake Gyllenhaal from coming to see her first Broadway show before it opened—so he did like any annoying younger brother would do and went anyway. He tried to go incognito, but Maggie could smell that he was there. Thanks for the heads up! When we see Jake in Constellations, we’ll bring clothespins.Broadway Villains Hate Candy CornIn our super-spooky Halloween photo shoot, we asked Broadway’s scariest villains to name the grossest candy of all time. The results are in, folks: 2 out of 4 of Broadway villains hate candy corn. Both Christopher Sieber from Matilda and Keala Settle from Les Miz can’t stand the stuff. Please redirect their candy corn shipments to Broadway.com, 729 7th Avenue, New York, NY, 10019.NPH & David Burtka Are Super FreaksTony winner Neil Patrick Harris and his husband, It Shoulda Been You star David Burtka, are becoming a double act! After working together on a 54 Below concert this fall, the twosome will hit the small screen in American Horror Story: Freak Show. (Hopefully wearing their matching Met Gala tuxes—those are really freaky.)Allison Williams Is a Pirate ThiefRehearsals are underway for NBC’s Peter Pan Live!, but they’re not exactly smooth sailing. While running through a scene she wasn’t even in, Allison Williams hijacked the stage, stole Christopher Walken’s hook and commandeered the ship! We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Do NOT mess with Allison Williams.Clowns, Stoplights & Santas Get CandyWHAT?! You still don’t have an idea for a Halloween costume? We’ll cut you some slack, because we have three great ideas for you that have been tested by our favorite Broadway stars: Going as a clown, a stoplight (ask your dad for help) or Santa is a sure-bet. Now go get those peanut butter cups!Hey Kid Is the Vlog That Never EndsThis is the vlog that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friend, James Snyder started vlogging it because we asked him to, and he’ll continue vlogging it forever just for you, this is the vlog that doesn’t end, yes it goes on and on my friend, James Snyder started vlogging it because we asked him to, and he’ll continue vlogging it forever just for you, this is the vlog that never ends…Alysha Umphress Got a $72 TipOn the Town star Alysha Umphress was a very lucky lady this week! She hit the jackpot in the musical’s Dollar Friday drawing and took home 72 bucks. Wow, Alysha, that kind of cash could buy you 72 slices of pizza at 2 Bros, 19 cookies at Schmackary’s, nine burritos at Chipotle or one drink at a Broadway show!The Newsies Aren’t Done SingingWe loved our adorable newsboys on Broadway, but there was always something missing—a song that Crutchie could call his very own! Never fear, fansies, Alan Menken and Jack Feldman have come to the rescue with the new song “Letter From the Refuge,” which has been added to the national touring production. Side note—when is the tour hitting Santa Fe?There’s Always a Part For Idina MenzelAfter their mega-hit Frozen, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez are hard at work on a new musical, Up There? When we asked if there was a part for Idina Menzel, they assured us there “always” would be a part for her in their musicals. Great, we can’t wait to see Elder Idina in The Book of Mormon, followed by Idina as Trekkie Monster in Avenue Q.last_img read more

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Stephen Trask & Rick Elice Workshop This Ain’t No Disco!

first_img Hedwig and the Angry Inch composer Stephen Trask is at work on a new musical titled This Ain’t No Disco!, set during the heyday of Studio 54. According to the New York Post, a workshop helmed by Trip Cullman recently took place at the Atlantic Theater Company.The show, featuring a book by Rick Elice (who is also working on the Cher musical), follows a couple from Queens who enter the celebrity and drug-filled world of Studio 54. As they become lost in the new environment, they encounter several familiar faces, including the nightclub’s co-owner Steve Rubell and an Andy Warhol-esque artist.The cast of the workshop included Lindsay Mendez and Gideon Glick, who starred together in the Broadway-bound Significant Other, as well as Michael Esper. No word yet on any future stagings of the new musical.As reported previously, another disco musical is currently in the works: a Donna Summer bio-musical with Jersey Boys team Des McAnuff and Sergio Trujillo directing and choreographing, respectively. View Comments Stephen Trask(Photo: Bruce Glikas)last_img read more

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Pumpkin Pointers

first_imgGeorgia farmers devote about 900 acres to growing pumpkins — technically a squash and a cousin to the cucumber. Most Georgia-grown pumpkins come from the northernmost part of the state where the climate is cooler and there is less disease pressure.Home gardeners who want to grow their own pumpkins for the fall season needed to have their seeds in the soil between May and early July, as it takes most varieties 75 to more than 90 days to mature. How you plan to use your pumpkin — in a pie, in a cornucopia, carved with a scary face — determines which variety you should grow. The smallest are typically used for table displays, medium-sized pumpkins are best for pies, and larger ones make the best carving pumpkins. Many smaller pumpkins have extremely hard shells and can be exceptionally difficult to try to carve.According to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension horticulturists, growing pumpkins can be difficult, as diseases like powdery mildew and a range of viruses, as well as insects like vine borers, love them too. Selecting a disease-resistant variety like the UGA-bred ‘Orange Bulldog’ will give gardeners a leg up. Organic growers in particular love the variety because it can be grown without applying pesticides.The ‘Orange Bulldog’ is a standard jack-o’-lantern-sized pumpkin, but features colors ranging from salmon to burnt orange. It took UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences scientist George Boyhan years of selecting the most round, orange squashes to generate seeds that would routinely produce a large, orange squash that could be used like a traditional pumpkin.He bred ‘Orange Bulldog’ from germplasm collected from the jungles of South America and released it in 2004. It’s so popular now that seeds are always in high demand and often unavailable.Some Georgia 4-H members grow pumpkins to show off their gardening skills and to compete against their peers in the annual 4-H pumpkin-growing contest. The winning pumpkins typically weigh between 400 and 600 pounds.According to UGA Extension horticulturist Tim Coolong, producers in Michigan and Wisconsin have grown pumpkins that weigh more than 1,000 pounds.“In order to get really big pumpkins, you need cooler nights,” Coolong said. “The cooler night weather allows those pumpkins to get bigger. We can certainly grow pumpkins that weigh several hundred pounds in south Georgia, but to really get a lot of size out of them, it would help if you lived in Blairsville [Georgia] or a similar area.”After carving the Halloween pumpkin, the seeds can be dried and roasted by tossing them with oil and/or salt and placing them in a preheated oven at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 to 15 minutes.Smaller pumpkins, called “pie pumpkins,” can be cooked down and served up in pies at Thanksgiving and Christmas. (Tried and true Southerners prefer sweet potato pie, although some palates can’t discern between the two.)Pumpkins can also be canned, dried or pickled. UGA Extension specialists say freezing is the easiest and safest way to preserve pumpkins.“There are no safe, tested home-canning procedures for mashed pumpkins or pumpkin butters either,” said UGA Extension Food Safety Specialist Elizabeth Andress. “If you guess wrong, the result could be botulism (a rare, but serious illness caused by foodborne bacteria).”Due to natural acidity levels, home canners should use certain precautions when canning pumpkin to make sure it’s safe to eat. Smaller pumpkins with hard rinds and stringless, mature pulp are the best to use for pressure canning cubed pumpkin.U.S. Department of Agriculture processing directions can be found at nchfp.uga.edu.last_img read more

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Teaching financial literacy

first_img 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » James Davidson is a financial literacy rock star.The financial literacy program manager serves as a face of Financial Center First Credit Union in Indianapolis in a role that extends beyond the 9-to-5 work day. He works many evenings and weekends to better members’ financial lives.Davidson teaches a number of groups about financial literacy including members, business partners, and nonprofits.“Whoever asks, we go out and talk to,” Davidson tells the CUNA News Podcast. “We also offer free financial counseling for anyone that asks.”That’s part of why Davidson was named a 2017 Credit Union Rock Star by Credit Union Magazine in a special edition of the publication sponsored by Fiserv.last_img read more

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