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first_img Sportsmen are known for their strict diets and habitual meals before games, but the Tonga team at the Rugby World Cup have been frequenting a branch of Nandos during their stay in Exeter.Monday marked the tenth day consecutive day that the team had packed into the chicken restaurant and all that protein seemed to pay off, as the Pacific islanders saw off Namibia on Tuesday.The team presented staff at the restaurant with a signed shirt on their tenth day, which will take pride of place on the wall soon. TAGS: NamibiaTonga Tonga players at Nandos (Photo: Facebook/Nandos Exeter) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Jack Ram and co got their power from chicken as Tonga players ate at Nandos for ten days in a row before their win over Georgia Tonga bounced back from their opening weekend loss to Georgia by defeating Namibia at Sandy Park on Tuesday. Telusa Veainu and Jack Ram both dotted down twice as Tonga crossed the whitewash five times to keep their hopes of progressing from Pool C.But with their remaining two matches being played in Leicester (against Argentina) and Newcastle (against New Zealand) chances are they’ll have to find another branch of Nandos to hit up.last_img read more

first_img Doug Bankson ran a disciplined, high-energy campaign and was able to defeat incumbent Commissioner Sam Ruth in the March 15th General Election. However his 3,875 vote total fell short of a majority, and now he must defeat Ruth again in a runoff election today. Can Bankson build off his momentum in that March 15th contest and come out on top again?Candidate Feature – Doug Bankson, challenger for Seat #3Doug Bankson is a busy man. He is the Lead Pastor at Victory Church World Outreach; he is a Board Member for The Apopka Chamber of Commerce and The John Land Trust. He is a member of The South Apopka Ministerial Alliance, The Apopka Christian Ministerial Alliance, and a Chaplain for The Apopka Police Department.Doug Bankson takes on incumbent Commissioner Sam Ruth today for Seat #3 of the Apopka City Commission.Oh, and he’s running for Seat #3 of the City Commission against incumbent Commissioner Sam Ruth.This may seem like an overwhelming amount of responsibility, but for Bankson it’s answering the call of Apopka.“I feel the challenge to reach out in a new way in our community and serve in a new capacity,” he said. “I love our city and want to preserve its grace while encouraging its growth. Having led our church from a handful to hundreds, and establishing a ministry that employs over 35 people while balancing a budget and sustaining growth, I believe I am qualified to be an advocate for Apopka. I know why I’m in it and I think the time is right.”Bankson brings a combination of skills to his campaign and potentially to the City Commission. He is plain spoken, but able to talk at length on topics. He is polished, but authentic. He is on-message and disciplined, but warm. He is conservative in his approach to politics, and guided by the Constitution in his approach to government, even as it applies to Apopka.“Government has a very specific and defined role,” he said. “Safety, infrastructure, and what benefits everyone equally. Beyond that it gets to quality of life. For that we have to go to our boss and ask do you want us to spend money on that?”And in Bankson’s opinion, the people of Apopka are the boss.Bankson uses the Visioning Apopka meeting as an example of what the government should and should not do.“I feel the challenge to reach out in a new way in our community and serve in a new capacity,” he said. “I love our city and want to preserve its grace while encouraging its growth.  I believe I am qualified to be an advocate for Apopka. I know why I’m in it and I think the time is right.”“There are a lot of things being talked about in the visioning process, and that’s absolutely necessary. We have to have a clear vision. And getting that vision from the people. That’s a good process. They’re our employer. My only concern in the visioning process is that it’s creating in people’s minds an expectation we’re going to have this and we’re going to have that and my question is ‘how are we going to pay for it?’ Not that we shouldn’t have all of those things.”His position on the City Center is one of pragmatic patience, despite the pressure the City Council might feel.“We can’t go back in history and un-buy the property. And sadly it was bought at the height of the market. Now the market is what it is. So we are where we are. However I am concerned we might rush into a deal that may create other problems. There’s a certain pressure on the City Council – particularly on the mayor. He ran on bringing these things here. And he is working hard to make this happen. So there is a pressure on him.”Bankson has maintained he wants to run a positive campaign, free of personal attacks. He wants to “run in his own lane” as he calls it. He sees himself as part of the solution to the division taking shape in Apopka over the last two years.“People have their dukes up. And I mean all throughout a range of society whether it’s the moral issues or the fiscal issues. We need to approach it in the right manner. The right tone. I’m concerned right now for Apopka. We’re going through a transition, and we’ll get through it, but there’s a lot of nastiness. There’s distrust. I see what’s going on right now and I think I can be a part of the solution. You have to give people the room to vent a little bit. But we need to do it in a proper decorum on the City level.”Even when describing one of his opponents, Commissioner Sam Ruth, he looks for common ground rather than contrast.“There are a lot of things being talked about in the visioning process, and that’s absolutely necessary. We have to have a clear vision. And getting that vision from the people. That’s a good process. They’re our employer.”“We both come from a similar philosophy in certain things. We’re not extremely different in philosophical ways. So at that point it’s the experience I bring to the table. I’m a unifying factor. We’re all on the same team going out for the same position. And the people are the coach making that decision. We are all on the same team, but I think I have something to bring to the table that will serve the city well.”And while Bankson draws similarities with Ruth, he has concerns with the language coming out of the City Council in regards to taxes, spending and reserves.“I think the goal is to keep taxes relatively low, but I think our reserves, our assets and our low tax rate are being looked at in a way to get a lot of things that they want. But for me I would have to know the people are telling me ‘yes raise my taxes because I want these things’ before I did that. Secondly let’s work with the private sector to get these things.”His opinion on hiring an economic development director are also at odds with the current administration. He prefers to draw from local resources and private business.“I would’ve put the brakes on it a little bit. I think we’re missing an opportunity to work with the Chamber of Commerce. I’ve seen the Chamber move forward and endeavor to lead in the economic development of Apopka. Let’s work within the community and not put on another salary if we don’t have to.” April 12, 2016 at 2:13 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSDoug Bankson Previous articleCan Ruth overcome a March 15th loss to defend Seat #3?Next articleCan Becker pull off an upset in Seat #4? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Yeah, I said it once, and I’ll say it again, if by chance someone new wins a seat on the council, DON’T LEAVE YOUR STICKY CHEWING GUM ON THE SEAT WHEN YOU LEAVE YOUR SEAT—— YOU WHO WILL BE LEAVING THE COUNCIL FOR AT LEAST TWO YEARS! You know who you are, and you know that you would stoop that low! Shameful, LOL! Mama Miacenter_img Please enter your name here Reply April 12, 2016 at 1:53 pm I hope Mr. Bankson and his family’s prayers will be answered today. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 2 COMMENTS You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Mama Mialast_img read more

Well of Light House / Phidias Indonesia

June 17, 2021 | tqujrlgr | No Comments

first_img “COPY” Well of Light House / Phidias Indonesia Houses Year:  Photographs:  Andreaswidi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Andreaswidi+ 26Curated by Hana Abdel Share Manufacturers: Owens Corning, Blanco, Dulux, Toto, Conwood, Philips, Roman Granite, Tiero, Trimble, ZWCADArchitect In Charge:Harfansyah AzharDesign Team:Phidias IndonesiaCity:BekasiCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© AndreaswidiRecommended ProductsUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. Situated on the hustle & bustle Bekasi area, West Java, Indonesia, The Well of Light House is designed to be an oasis for the residents. The basic approach is to create a Tropical Contemporary style house. The main principle of the house is to create passive cooling by optimizing light penetration and air flow into the whole house through building massing configuration, solid and void façade, and material.Save this picture!© AndreaswidiSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© AndreaswidiThe basic building massing configuration is to divide the house into 3 building masses to avoid bulkiness and maximize natural light and air flow. Building mass 1 will incorporate living room, master bedroom and 3 bedrooms. Building mass 2 will incorporate dining room and building mass 3 will incorporate service area. At the entrance, the residents will be welcomed by an elegant texture combination, a blend of stone and craved light brick on the wall, granite tile on the floor and concrete wood on the ceiling and the floor.Save this picture!© AndreaswidiContinuing to the foyer, we will see similar combination with the entrance, complemented by the table and home ornaments that develop serene and homey feeling when entering the house. The private courtyard is one of the highlights of the house, that is not only become a greenery but also become a flexible space for the residents. This courtyard unifies main spaces in the house by having direct physical and visual access from dining room, living room and master bedroom. Having a simple yet elegant landscape makes this courtyard is easy to maintain.Save this picture!© AndreaswidiSave this picture!Section 04Save this picture!© AndreaswidiThe courtyard looking dining room and living room are comfortable spaces for family events which have exclusive view to the courtyard. Also, by providing transparent sliding door towards the courtyard, it allows the indoor space to extend to the outdoor, physically and visually. Therefore, the rooms will felt spacious and those will enrich the family events experience in the house.Save this picture!© AndreaswidiSave this picture!Front ElevationSave this picture!© AndreaswidiAll of the bedrooms have large windows to maintain direct sun light and air flow. Each bedroom has different type of view. The special one is the master bedroom that has direct view and access to the courtyard. Therefore, every wake up the residents could feel the freshness of the lawn. The façade is created from combination of large windows, breezeblocks and solid walls, complemented by Lee Kwan Yew creepers plant that create softness in respond to the heaviness of the wall and conc­rete. Those combinations bring harmony and balance on the façade.Save this picture!© AndreaswidiProject gallerySee allShow lessYuanyijia Flagship Market / SSDesignSelected ProjectsBuilding AN / URCODE ArchitectureSelected Projects Share 2019 Well of Light House / Phidias IndonesiaSave this projectSaveWell of Light House / Phidias Indonesia CopyHouses•Bekasi, Indonesiacenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Indonesia “COPY” ArchDaily Projects Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Phidias Indonesia Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officePhidias IndonesiaOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBekasiOn FacebookIndonesiaPublished on October 19, 2020Cite: “Well of Light House / Phidias Indonesia” 18 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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“I am innocent”, says Alan Shadrake

June 12, 2021 | tqujrlgr | No Comments

first_img RSF_en to go further News Organisation News October 29, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “I am innocent”, says Alan Shadrake October 2, 2020 Find out more Coronavirus: State measures must not allow surveillance of journalists and their sources This is yet another scandal in this saga. Perhaps I would have been better treated had I been a major drug syndicate boss. Amazingly, Law Minister, Mr. K. Shanmugam recently told TODAY that the death penalty for drug offences here is a “trade-off” the government must make to protect “thousands of lives” if drugs became freely available. He further explained that if Yong Vui Kong (now on death row with 36 others) escapes the death penalty, drug lords will see it as a sign that young traffickers will be spared and will then use more of them as drug mules. “You save one life here, but 10 other lives will be gone. What will your choice be?” he added. My choice, Mr. Shanmugam? If anyone has to be hanged, start with drug barons like Guiga Ben Laroussi!Here are some of those young people Mr. Shanmugam believes should have been hanged: Flor Contemplacion, Angel Mou Pui-Peng, Vignes Mourthi, Shangmugam Murugesu, Amara Tochi, Thiru Selvam, Zulfikar bin Mustaffah, Rozman Jusoh, Chuek Mei-mei, Nguyen Van Tuong, Tsang Kai Mong Elke, Poon Yuen-chung. I will continue my fight to get justice for all of the above and those who are bound to follow and I will remain a thorn in Singapore’s side regarding injustice until the day I die! News April 10, 2020 Find out more This destroyer of lives was allowed to escape Singapore after facing a mandatory death penalty charge. The charge was then ‘negotiated down so he would receive a jail sentence of between 20 and 30 years in prison instead.Then another miracle happened: He was allowed bail in the sum of $280,000, given his passport back and allowed to leave Singapore. This could only have been done with the connivance of top government officials because they feared he would expose bigger names if he were to be sent to the gallows.I exposed this and other prosecutorial scandals in my book Once A Jolly Hangman: Singapore Justice in the Dock, because I hate injustice. While this evil drug baron – friend of the rich and privileged in Singapore – is enjoying his life of luxury in his mansion on his family estate in Le Bardo, Tunisia, Singapore is preparing to hang more pitiful drug mules – perhaps some who helped Guiga get rich. Newscenter_img Receive email alerts How is it that this evil drug trader managed to escape justice? I cannot get my passport back and be allowed to leave Singapore. They are determined to punish me first!I am facing a six months prison sentence for exposing this and many other prosecutorial scandals. There are two other charges hanging over me arising from my book one of which carries as two year prison sentence. My medical and mental problems have been horrendous. I almost bled to death in the street six weeks ago from internal haemorrhage. Had I not been rushed to hospital I would have collapsed and died without anyone knowing the cause until it was too late.Where is the justice in what they are now doing to me? Did anyone notice that Guiga Lyes Ben Laroussi had escaped justice? Did the Straits Times publish this scandal and demand with massive headlines that Guiga should be extradited back? It did not. Why not? The answer is in my book. But what happened when a Romanian diplomat ran away in March 2010 following a fatal traffic accident? Screaming headlines in the Straits Times and all the local media for him to be brought back and tried.Guiga Lyes Ben Laroussi, big time destroyer of lives – including his own Singaporean girlfriend, Mariana Abdullah – has been on Interpol’s wanted list for five years. The head of Interpol is Singapore’s very own former police chief Khoo Boon Hui! No attempt has been made to bring him back. His lawyer, Subhas Anandan, has said his powerful family will tell the Tunisian police to ‘go fly a kite’ if they attempt to arrest and have him extradited. October 15, 2020 Find out more Just days ahead of the verdict in his trial, expected on 3 November, British journalist Alan Shadrake defends his book, insists on his innocence and explains his motives.Justice Singapore StyleI am being prosecuted and facing jail for exposing prosecutorial scandals in Singapore – scandals this PAP dictatorship doesn’t want decent Singaporean citizens to know about. One particular heinous scandal concerns Guiga Lyes Ben Laroussi, a Tunisian and valuable ‘foreign talent’ who was the main drug supplier to Singapore’s so-called High Society Drug Circle in 2004. SingaporeAsia – Pacific SingaporeAsia – Pacific Alan ShadrakeA Prisoner of SingaporeOctober 29, 2010 RSF’s denounces Singapore’s disregard of press freedom ahead of its Universal Periodic Review Singaporean website prosecuted over election coverage Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Singaporelast_img read more

first_img Subscribe Make a comment HerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena People Tournament of Roses Announces 2017 Leadership Edward J. Morales Elected to Executive Committee Serving as President in 2024 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, January 21, 2016 | 8:08 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News center_img Ed MoralesThis evening, 2017 Tournament of Roses President Brad Ratliff announced the leadership and organizational structure for the 2016-2017 Tournament of Roses. Ed Morales, a Tournament volunteer since 1992, was elected to the Executive Committee and will serve as the Association’s president in 2024. He will provide leadership for the 135th Rose Parade® and the 110th Rose Bowl Game® on January 1, 2024.Morales was appointed a Tournament of Roses chairman in 2006 and a director in 2011. He has served on and chaired various committees including Membership, Community Relations, Media Operations, Decorating Places, Post Parade and Queen and Court. Professionally, Morales is a Partner at the Law Offices of Borton Petrini, LLP. He is a member of the California State Bar, Los Angeles County Bar Association and admitted to practice in United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and United States District Court, Central District of California.In addition to his many years of service with the Tournament of Roses, Morales currently serves as the First Vice-President on the School Board at St. Philips the Apostle School and is the Chair of the Policy & Planning Committee. Previously, Morales served as the 66th President of the Pasadena Jaycees and served on the Jaycee’s Board for four years. Morales is also a former member of the Board of Directors for Foothill Family Services and Hathaway-Sycamores, both Pasadena based social service agencies. He is also a member of the Pasadena Optimist Club.Morales is a lifelong resident of the San Gabriel Valley and currently resides in Pasadena. He was raised in the City of San Gabriel and graduated from Don Bosco Technical Institute in Rosemead and received his undergraduate degree in History from UCLA. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School. He and his wife, Lisa, have been married for 18 years and have two children: Elena, 13 and Jessica, 10.In addition, the following officers were elected to serve with Morales on the 14-member Executive Committee: Lance Tibbet, executive vice president; Gerald K. Freeny, treasurer; Laura Farber, secretary. Mike Matthiessen, president of the 2016 Tournament of Roses, serves as past president.Re-elected to the Executive Committee as vice presidents are Robert B. Miller, Amy Wainscott and Alex Aghajanian. The five appointed at-large members are Amy Garrity, Karyn Grime, Leo Cablayan, Sonja Rojas and Ron Rodriguez. Ratliff also announced the election of three new members to the Tournament of Roses board of directors: Jay Brown, Craig Washington and Ruth Martinez.About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®The Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts America’s New Year Celebration® with the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual and a variety of accompanying events. The Association’s 935 volunteer members will drive the success of 128th Rose Parade themed “Echoes of Success,” on Monday, January 2, 2017, followed by the 103rd Rose Bowl Game. For more information visit and follow us on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business Newslast_img read more

Hoax calls are a waste of resources

June 4, 2021 | tqujrlgr | No Comments

first_imgShannondoc operating but only by appointment Email Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Print Advertisement Twitter WhatsApp TAGSfeaturedFireSwifthoax callsLimerick City Fire and Rescue Fireswift, The Limerick City Fire and Rescue boatHOAX calls to emergency services are a waste of resources.That was the tweet from Limerick City Fire and Rescue Service this Thursday night after they were sent to a hoax call at Thomond Bridge.Gardai at Henry Street are now investigating the circumstances of Thursday evening’s call out which alerted three units of Limerick City Fire and Rescue service to attend Thomond Bridge shortly after 5:30pm.At 5:29pm, a call was made that a person had entered the water near the bridge.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Scrambling crews to the scene within minutes, FireSwift was launched by the Fire Service and Swift Water Rescue swimmers were deployed but it soon became apparent that the call was a hoax.Crew have just returned from hoax call to a River Rescue on Thomond Bridge. Hoax calls are a waste of resources. Gardai are investigating.— Limerick Fire (@LimerickFire) July 27, 2017 Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Previous articleThree found guilty of armed raid at Sunville HouseNext articleLimerick based Action Point chosen as Microsoft’s SMB Partner of the Year Staff Reporter center_img Taking to social media, Limerick Fire posted messages on facebook and twitter that hoax calls were waste of resources.Last year, Limerick Gardai said that they would use telecommunications tracking technology to identify hoax callers who send the city’s emergency services on bogus call-outs.Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan has confirmed to the Limerick Post that Gardaí can now trace callers by triangulating mobile phone positioning, voice recognition software and reviewing CCTV footage in areas where a public phone has been used.“Once a complaint is received, we can use a number of assets to bring those involved before the courts. Even if the hoax callers try to hide their identity or position by removing the SIM card from a mobile before making the 999 call, we still have the ability to trace the call through the IMEI number,” Chief Supt Sheahan explained. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Facebook NewsHoax calls are a waste of resourcesBy Staff Reporter – July 28, 2017 741 Former Garda and Metropolitan Mayor, councillor Sean Lynch, previously said that hoax calls could cost lives as there could be genuine cases in desperate need while the emergency services were responding to a scam“Individuals playing in this “deceitful practice” should be held to account and “named and shamed”.See more news here First Irish death from Coronavirus No vaccines in Limerick yet last_img read more

first_img Google+ By News Highland – August 18, 2012 Facebook Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleLetterkenny Live 2012 to be the biggest and best everNext articleDonegal Fianna Fail Councillor applies for government seat with Udarus News Highland Twitter Calls for compensation for farmers who lost out to algae bloom Newscenter_img Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly The Irish Farmers Association is calling on the government to introduce a number of measures to ease the losses incurred by Donegal’s Shelfish Farmers as a result of Algae Bloom.The bloom is now leaving Donegal’ shores – last month it lead to losses at a number of Donegal farms while two beaches in the south of the county were closed for a time.The IFA has welcomed the fact that the threat of the bloom is all but gone – however Richie Flynn says farmers need to be compensated:[podcast][/podcast] Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today last_img read more

first_img Tags Message* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Email Address* Share via Shortlink Brown Harris StevensResidential BrokerageResidential Real Estatewarburg realty Stephen Klym (Rabih Chebab)A long-time Brown Harris Stevens executive is headed back to his former brokerage.Stephen Klym will rejoin Warburg Realty on June 1 as the firm’s senior vice president for strategic initiatives and sales director for its Tribeca office. In the latter capacity, he replaces Brennan Zahler, who left Warburg last month after five years to run the Corcoran Group ’s Soho office.Klym returns to Warburg, where he served as marketing director and senior managing director from 1999 to 2007, after spending the last 10 years at BHS as executive vice president and managing director of sales.Read moreWarburg’s Brennan Zahler jumps back to Corcoran From boss to broker: Ilan Bracha joins Corcoran Christopher Riccio joins Douglas Elliman, bids Leslie J. Garfield farewell “We wish Steve the best and thank him for his service, and we are very fortunate to have such a wealth of experienced executives and managers here at BHS to step in immediately,” BHS CEO Bess Freedman and president Hall Willkie wrote in an email to agents on Monday.In his new role, Klym will work closely with CEO Frederick Warburg Peters to strengthen the firm so that it stands out amongst “monolithic companies that offer conveyor belt-like service,” he said in a press release.“Warburg has always been a strong company, and by putting its agents front-and-center and allowing them to do their jobs, which are tough, we’ll be able to further differentiate the company,” Klym said.Warburg closed 142 sell-side deals worth a combined $238 million last year, primarily in Manhattan, claiming 8th place in The Real Deal’s 2020 ranking of the city’s top residential brokerages. The company says it has 140 agents spread across its Upper East Side and Tribeca offices.“Steve is family to me, and I could not be more proud to have the opportunity to once again add his insights to our strategic decision-making,” said Peters.Contact Cordilia James Full Name*last_img read more

first_imgHome » News » Marketing » Purplebricks UK profits jump but Oz and US continue to haemorrhage cash previous nextMarketingPurplebricks UK profits jump but Oz and US continue to haemorrhage cashLatest results for the past six months to 31st October 2018 show increasing revenue and profits in the UK and record numbers of LPEs.Nigel Lewis13th December 20181 Comment2,171 Views Purplebricks has revealed increased profits and turnover in the UK over the past six months but overall its worldwide performance has been dragged into the red by ongoing losses in Australia and the US.In the UK it has switched to a new accounting system that has boosted its results, but using like-for-like comparisons revenues are up by 22% to £48.3 million and profits by 39% to £31.2 million. This is a gross profit margin of 64.6% on house sales worth £5.4 billion.Its share of the hybrid market remains at 74%, although this is likely to increase significantly following the collapse of eMoov, which took place after Purplebricks accounting period ended. New instructions increased by 20% to 38,600 and the company now has 851 Local Property Experts in the UK with another 72 currently working through its training programme.“Our UK business continues to make good progress, with strong sales growth, market share gains and a step-up in both profitability and positive cashflow,” says Michael Bruce, its group CEO (left).“It is this strength that will see Purplebricks emerge stronger from the ongoing industry shakeout, which is expected to continue to expose undercapitalised traditional and online competitors.”Overseas performanceBut the galloping performance of its UK business has been offset by ongoing problems in Australia and early-days performance in the US, both of which operated at a loss during the past six months.This includes an operating loss of £10.2 million in Oz created in part by a 9% dip in new instructions. Referring to severe problems with its business model and the management of its LPE teams recently in Oz, Purplebricks says “lessons have been learned”.“While reporting strong growth in Australia, the underlying performance was held back by market conditions and some operational issues, which we have taken steps to correct with changes to the team, customer proposition and business model,” the company says.The US made an operating loss of £20.5 million, reflecting the huge costs the company is incurring as it tries to expand quickly across the US. These losses in the US and Australia dragged its group figures into the red, making a £25.6 million operating loss on revenues of £70.1 million.Michael Bruce Purplebricks results US Australia December 13, 2018Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 13th December 2018 at 7:35 pmI am not sure profits are up by 31.2M as you state in your article, if you look you look at the PB financials freely available on: – bottom of the Purple Bricks website, it states that in the last 6 months the UK arm of PB made a ‘gross profit’ of 22.5M, but then when ‘administrative costs of 9M and marketing costs of 10.1M are subtracted it made an actual profit before tax of only 3.2M on a turnover of 39.9M for the period.So your article stating that there was a 22.5M profit is possibly misleading, maybe it should have said in last 6 months PB made a trading loss of 8.6M as the group, after all it is just one trading company.The Australia arm in the last 6 months made a ‘gross profit’ of 3.6M, minus administrative costs of 3.0M, minus marketing costs of 5.7M, making a loss before tax of minus 5.1M.The USA arm in the past 6 months made a ‘gross profit’ of 0.1M, minus administrative costs of 3.8M and marketing costs of 2.5M, making a loss of 6.13M.So my point here is that if an estate agent said they had made a 10M gross profit in the last 6 months, and then subtracted from this gross profit, other big ticket costs like, television advertising the cost of staff, in fact all the costs related to the organisation and this came to 12M, are they making a gross profit of 10M or a real loss of 2M?I like Purple Bricks as they have galvanised the world of estate agency, but this is all against a back drop of the company share price of Purple Bricks falling from over 320p in Jan 2018 to 154p in recent days.And Neil Woodford’s mixed fortunes with his other top companies he has invested in such as a major construction giant Keir which has seen its share price drop by over 25% in the last week.Also Axel Springer paid 125M for 12.5% of the company in March 2018, and that share is now worth around 64M, and of course Michael Bruce’s shares and Neil Woodford’s funds have been heavily impacted.What may be a bigger factor coming into focus is if the pay upfront/online model becomes a NO GO as the general public and trading standards think Emoov and Tepilo clients were unwittingly stung, in the sense that according to WHICH they only converted 35% of instructions to completed sales but had a fee upfront on most instructions anyway.This might bring pressure on Purple Bricks to have to offer a no sale no fee which would make their cash flow go from 100% positive to 50% in 18 weeks, ie half stock sells and it takes 18 weeks to get the completion money in – if you are lucky.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? 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first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Russia to Spend About USD 62 Billion on National Security in 2012 View post tag: 2012 View post tag: billion February 23, 2012 View post tag: Naval View post tag: National View post tag: spend View post tag: about View post tag: News by topic View post tag: 62center_img Russia to Spend About USD 62 Billion on National Security in 2012 View post tag: USD View post tag: Navy Authorities View post tag: Russia View post tag: Security Russia’s spendings on national defense in the current year will make RUR 1.853 trillions, said deputy chairman of parliamentary committee for defense Vitor Zavarzin commenting Putin’s article “To Be Strong” recently published by Rossiyskaya Gazeta.Zavarzin pointed out that military budget had considerably grown in order to strengthen Russia’s defense capability. For instance, budgetary expenditures on item “National defense” in 2012 are RUR 1.853 trillions; in 2013 and 2014 those spendings will be increased on 26% and 17.5% respectively, reports ITAR-TASS.The member of parliament also paid attention on such aspect as concern for servicemen. He noted that “on Putin’s initiative, governmental concern for military personnel has significantly increased especially social protection issues and respect to Motherland defenders”. With this in view, current budget provides substantial increase of monetary allowance and pensions, Zavarzin said. For one, almost RUR 330 bln per year will be spent for financial support of regular servicemen in 2012-2014; annual expenditures on military pensions will make RUR 252 bln.Zavarzin also mentioned other aspects of Putin’s article like the necessity to promote prestige of military service, reform of military education, and modernization of armed forces. In particular, he reminded that a new branch was established in Dec 2011 – Aerospace Defense Force; Russian Navy becomes more powerful with commissioning of Borei-class strategic submarines.In addition, Zavarzin talked about adoption of State Arms Program 2011-2020 which financing is three times as large as the previous one. Totally, over 1,300 items of up-to-date military equipment will be purchased till 2020 in order to improve Russia’s defense capability, Zavarzin said.“Generally speaking, the article is interesting not only for military experts but for wide audience. It contains deep analysis of current Russian Armed Forces and determines key directions for development”, he said. “There is a feeling that Vladimir Putin has an inside view on military problems and knows the way to resolve them”, summarized the politician.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 23, 2012 Share this articlelast_img read more