The Property Centre raises £5,000

first_imgA team from Gloucestershire and Worcestershire agent, The Property Centre, with Dee & Griffin Solicitors climbed the National 3 Peaks in 24 hours and raised £5,000 for charity.“I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved,” said Steve Jones, Partner and one of the team to scale the heights of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon. “It was certainly a hard physical test – we’ve got the blisters and battered knees to prove it!”Conquering the National Three Peaks was the brainchild of Alex Diett, Manager of The Property Centre’s Abbeymead Branch in Gloucester, who organised everything, “The Challenge stretched us, both physically and mentally”, said Alex. “Ben Nevis was covered in snow, with freezing fog at the top and we couldn’t see the summit at all until we got up there, so it was important to stay focused. Scafell and Snowdon were shorter but steeper climbs, and presented their own different challenges. That’s where our team spirit came into its own. We all helped each other and knowing our efforts were benefiting National Star was a huge motivator. We visited their main campus at Ullenwood prior to doing the Challenge and were inspired by the amazing work they do with their students and the positive impact they have on the lives of young people with disabilities. Knowing that any money we raised was helping to fund that work kept us going long after we’d had our fill of flapjacks and bananas!”charity walk The Property Centre fundraising 2016-10-08The NegotiatorAny comments? 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 Laptops donated by Hunters in memory of murdered York estate agent28th April 2021 Your Move parent group posts extraordinary profits surge28th April 2021 TPFG boss: Why we’ve joined rival LSL’s mortgage network27th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » The Property Centre raises £5,000 The Property Centre raises £5,0008th October 20160554 Viewslast_img read more

Spanish Aegis frigate tests missiles off US East Coast

first_img View post tag: Aegis Spanish Aegis-equipped frigate tests missiles off US East Coast Spanish Navy’s Aegis-equipped frigate Cristóbal Colón (F-105), the most modern Spanish warship, recently fired SM-2 and Evolved SeaSparrow missiles off the U.S. East Coast during a test attended by the Spanish Navy Chief and the Minister of Defense.The ship is currently in the process of testing and certifying her combat system.After a readiness period at sea, Ferrol, Spain and Norfolk Naval Base in Virginia, the F-105 successfully concluded a series of anti-missile defense exercises in the course of combat system ship qualification trials (CSSQT)The main purpose of CSSQT is to assess and certify the ship’s combat system for Command and Control, Anti-Air Warfare and Anti-Missile Defense tasks.The launching exercises were attended by the acting Minister of Defense Pedro Morenés and the Spanish Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Jaime Muñoz Delgado.These trials took place in the Wallops Island range off the coast of Virginia along with the USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51). Several sister ships of this U.S. Aegis-equipped destroyer are now stationed in Rota Naval Base as part of the US contribution to NATO’s missile defense shield.The navy said this operational certification was a milestone not only for the Spanish Navy but for the whole Spanish naval industry involved in the design and construction of this warship.The F-105 is the fifth of the AEGIS-equipped Spanish Navy frigates launched in 2010 and commissioned into active service in October 2012. Her crew consists of 201 sailors who perform humanitarian and peace-keeping missions in addition to conventional operations. July 22, 2016 View post tag: ESPS Cristobal Colon View post tag: Spanish Navy Authorities Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Spanish Aegis-equipped frigate tests missiles off US East Coast last_img read more

Brace’s to donate goods for royal wedding parties

first_imgWelsh independent bakery Brace’s will help 50 royal wedding parties go with a swing by donating food and decorations.The family-run firm is inviting party organisers across south and west Wales and the south west of England to write in, detailing their plans.Party organisers can choose from Welsh cakes, fruit loaves and sandwich breads, while Brace’s party packs with bunting and balloons will be supplied to the selected groups.Scott Richardson, director of sales and marketing, said: “We owe much of our success to the loyalty of local communities who have been buying our products in local shops and supermarkets for the last 109 years. Therefore, supporting local street parties, which are a real community effort, gives us the opportunity to give something back and thank our customers.” The family bakery – which celebrates its 109th anniversary this year – is also inviting grassroots groups, schools and charities in the region to apply for cash from its Bread for the Community Birthday Fund, which awards £109 towards each project.last_img read more

Enter To Win A VIP Presidential Booth For Four To Twiddle At The Capitol Theatre!

first_imgLive For Live Music is proud to present Twiddle’s “Love Relentlessly” contest!For their debut performance at Port Chester, NY’s The Capitol Theatre, the Vermont quartet are giving away one of the amazing Presidential Booths to a super kind and frendly fan. The band wants to see the boundless good its incredible community can collectively manifest. To win, fans must email video clip submissions by Thursday March 31st, to [email protected] The videos should document a truly selfless gesture for someone else, preferably someone you don’t know. Throughout the 3 weeks of the contest, the band will be periodically sharing their favorites, only to announce the top 3 winners on Monday April 4th.Winners will receive:1st prize- The winner can pick 3 frends to attend Twiddle’s 5/7 show at The Capitol Theatre show, in one of the VIP Presidential Booths, allowing you to view the show from an intimate and unique setting equipped with a cocktail waitress and easy access to the GA floor. Each of the 4 attendees will receive an AJ Masthay event poster signed by the band, and entry into the 125 person charity pre-party.2nd & 3rd prize- These winners will receive 2 tickets to Twiddle’s 5/7 Capitol Theatre show, and two AJ Masthay event posters signed by the band.Rules:-Videos can not exceed two minutes in length-Keep it positive and love relentlesslylast_img read more

The String Cheese Incident Return to Madison Thirteen Years Later [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images For the first time in almost 13 years, the String Cheese Incident rolled into Madison, Wisconsin for an absolute dance party. The last time they played there, in 2004, was for a Halloween show that was percussionist Jason Hann’s first performance as an official member of the band. Some things change, and some things don’t. Like 13 years ago, Cheese absolutely brought the heat and nailed their first night of the two-night run.The String Cheese Incident opened up the first set with “Close Your Eyes.” The Kyle Hollingsworth tune was well done, featuring just a hint of improv, but not straying too far from the course. With their new album Believe coming out in just days, Cheese made sure to play a song to introduce the crowd to the music. In the middle of the set popped up “Get Tight,” a Keith Moseley tune. The song was poppy and easy to follow along. It seemed fans were digging it. The rest of the first set only got better. “Way That It Goes” contained some great improv, and Hollingsworth took advantage of all his toys to place a well put “Stayin’ Alive” tease with his vocoder. If everybody wasn’t dancing at this point, then they were now. The easiest way to put it was that it was really, really, fun. A monster “Wake Up” seeped into a great “Shine” set closer. Easily one of their most optimistic and upbeat songs lyrically, the crowd was all grins. This version got spacey for a while as well, and the lighting mirrored the title of the song. It was a great first set.One of their most eclectic songs opened the second set. “Howard” has it all but bluegrass. It goes from serious rock-n-roll with heavy power chords to trance to circus-esque music in the bridge. This version was fairly standard but as enjoyable as it gets. Both veterans of Cheese as well as new fans alike can always sing along to the chorus of this tune and hearing a sold out venue belt out “HOWARD” was quite an experience. “Rhythm of the Road” had a great segue into Black Clouds that showcased their jamgrass abilities for only the second time in the night. “Bumpin Reel” was mammoth, and the set ended with the great story told through the lyrics of “Texas.” Rosie capped it off in the encore slot and night one was complete.Ultimately it was a great first night and tonight will indubitably be just as cheesy. With the band on a light tour schedule, don’t delay in seeing them.Enjoy the full gallery below, courtesy of Daniel Ojeda.Setlist: String Cheese Incident | Orpheum Theater | Madison, WI | 4/7/17Close Your Eyes, These Waves > Dudley’s Kitchen, Get Tight, Way That It Goes, Wake Up>Shine, Howard, Rhythm of the Road>Black Clouds, Nothing But Flowers, Bumpin Reel, Texas, Rosielast_img read more

Man Arrested For Allegedly Striking Officer, Released Under Bail Reform Law

first_imgWNY News Now Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – A City of Jamestown man was arrested and later released under the bail reform law after allegedly striking an officer during a domestic dispute this week.Jamestown Police say Cameo Stockwell, 39, was arrested on Thursday evening following a dispute on Newland Avenue.Officers report Stockwell locked police out of a residence while a person on the second floor called for their help.When police attempted to unlock the door, they said Stockwell allegedly struck an officer on scene. Stockwell was removed from the residence and taken into custody. He is charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration and second-degree harassment.Police say Stockwell was released from custody on an appearance ticket because of New York’s bail reform law. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),Assault a cop….. free to go…. THANK YOU CUOMO AND HIS FELLOW DEMOCRATSWhat’s the point of having law enforcement if there are no consequences?,Cameo is a womanlast_img read more

4 Inches of Snow Possible on Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man shops for a Christmas tree with his child on a snowy afternoon in Oceanside on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. (By Joe Abate)Up to 4 inches of snow could fall on parts of Long Island Tuesday before turning to rain during the afternoon.The National Weather Service in Upton issued a winter weather advisory for the North Shore of Long Island until 6 p.m.Forecasters predicted 2 to 4 inches of snow in northern Nassau and Suffolk counties and 1 to 2 inches in other parts of the Island.The snow storm arrived just in time for Tuesday’s morning commute. Forecasters warned of hazardous driving conditions because of freezing temperatures and light accumulation on roads. Snowfall is expected to be heavy at times by mid-morning, forecasters said, before tapering off in the afternoon.The weather service noted in a special weather statement that visibility could drop to between 1 and 2 miles.Despite the conditions, the New York State Department of Transportation website was not reporting any major accidents on local roads as of 9:30 a.m.Delays on four Long Island Rail Road branches were being blamed on a broken rail west of the Mineola station, according to the railroad, not the winter storm.The forecast for the rest of the day calls for a chance of rain and snow after 5 p.m. and a low of 24 degrees.last_img read more

Miller, D’Urso Win Open Assembly Seats on Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Republican medical marijuana activist Melissa Miller won a surprise victory over Democratic Long Beach city councilman Anthony Eramo in the race to fill an open New York State Assembly seat, results show.Miller, a 52-year-old stay-at-home mom from Atlantic Beach and an advocate for children with special needs, won 47 percent of the vote in the 20th district to beat Eramo, 42, and 33-year-old Green Party candidate Joseph Naham, also of Long Beach, according to unofficial results tallied by the state Board of Elections.On the North Shore of Nassau County, Democrat Anthony D’Urso, a 76-year-old former North Hempstead town councilman from Port Washington, won 46 percent of the vote to beat 25-year-old Michael Varvaro, a former legislative aide from Port Washington, in the race to replace outgoing state Assemb. Michelle Schimel (D-Great Neck) in the 16th district.The other 20 state Assembly members that represent Long Island all won re-election—ensuring Democrats retained their supermajority in the 150-member chamber.“I am proud that we have been able to grow our majority to 107 members and our conference remains the most diverse legislative body in the country, including 41 women,” Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) said.Deputy Assembly Speaker Earlene Hooper (D-Hempstead), 77, won her 15th term representing the 18th district by the largest margin of any local Assembly race with 80 percent of the vote over Cornelius Todd Smith, a 47-year-old banker and perennial Republican candidate from Lakeview.Assemb. Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor), 63, won his 11th term representing the first district with 55 percent of the vote over Republican challenger Heather Collins, a 40-year-old elections clerk from East Quogue who sought a rematch from two years ago.Assemb. Anthony Palumbo (R-New Suffolk), 46, won his third term representing the second district with 61 percent of the vote over Democratic challenger Michael Conroy, a 57-year-old union leader from Manorville.Assemb. Dean Murray (R-East Patchogue), 52, who represents the third district, was re-elected with 56 percent of the vote over Democratic challenger Gregory Schoen, a 30-year-old elections worker from East Patchogue. Murray won his seat in a 2010 special election, was re-elected once, got unseated four years ago, and then recaptured his seat in a ’14 rematch.Assemb. Steven Englebright (D-Setauket), 71, won his 13th term representing the fourth district with 53 percent of the vote over Republican challenger Steven Weissbard, a 52-year-old attorney from Stony Brook.Assemb. Al Graf (R-Holbrook), 56, won his fourth term representing the fifth district with 56 percent of the vote over Democratic challenger Deborah Slinkosky, a 60-year-old former Sachem school board member from Holbrook, and Libertarian challenger James Smith, a 25-year-old veteran and college student.Assemb. Phil Ramos (D-Brentwood), a retired Suffolk County police detective who was named deputy Assembly majority leader last year, ran unopposed for his eighth term representing the sixth district.Assemb. Andrew Garbarino (R-Sayville), 32, won his third term representing the seventh district with 60 percent of the vote over Democratic challenger Nicholas Gambini, a 22-year-old pizza delivery driver who is reportedly the youngest Assembly candidate in state history.Assemb. Michael Fitzpatrick (R-St. James), 59, won his eighth term representing the eighth district with 63 percent of the vote over Democratic challenger Richard Macerello, a 64-year-old perennial candidate from Kings Park.Assemb. Joseph Saladino (R-Massapequa), 53, won his seventh term representing the ninth district with 62 percent of the vote over Democratic challenger Brendan Cunningham, a 23-year-old Babylon Town spokesman from West Babylon.Assemb. Chad Lupinacci (R-Huntington), 37, won his third term representing the 10th district with 53 percent of the vote over Democratic challenger Edwin Perez, a 59-year-old elections board staffer from Huntington.Freshman Assemb. Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wyandanch), 32, won her second term representing the 11th district with 53 percent of the vote over Republican challenger Shawn Cullinane, the 63-year-old Lindenhurst village clerk-treasurer.Assemb. Andrew Raia (R-East Northport), 48, won his eighth term representing the 12th district with 59 percent of the vote over Democratic challenger Spencer Rumsey, a 63-year-old Northport resident who is senior editor at the Long Island Press.Assemb. Charles Lavine (D-Glen Cove), 67, won his sixth term representing the 13th district with 56 percent of the vote over Republican challenger Jeffrey Vitale, a 32-year-old Sea Cliff resident who is an Oyster Bay Town employee, and Green Party challenger Jeffrey Peress, a 44-year-old custodian from Glen Cove.Assemb. Dave McDonough (R-Merrick), 79, won his eighth term representing the 14th district with 56 percent of the vote over Democratic challenger Michael Reid, a 55-year-old paramedic from Merrick.Assemb. Michael Montesano (R-Glen Head), 62, won his fourth term representing the 15th district with 50 percent of the vote over Democratic challenger Dr. Dean Hart, a 58-year-old optometrist from Glen Head.Assemb. Thomas McKevitt (R-East Meadow), 45, won his sixth term representing the 17th district with 56 percent of the vote over Democratic challenger Matthew Malin, a 24-year-old elections clerk from Seaford.Assemb. Edward Ra (R-Garden City South), 35, won his fourth term representing the 19th district with 55 percent of the vote over Democratic challenger Gary Port, a 54-year-old attorney and perennial candidate from West Hempstead.Assemb. Brian Curran (R-Lynbrook), 47, won his fourth term representing the 21st district with 51 percent of the vote over Democratic challenger Travis Bourgeois, a 31-year-old elections clerk from Merrick.And finally, Assemb. Michaelle Solages (D-Elmont), 31, won her third term representing the 22nd district with 62 percent of the vote over Republican challenger Robert Bogle, a 24-year-old law clerk from Valley Stream.last_img read more

Robeco calls time on fiduciary management offering

first_imgThe pension funds for marine pilots (Loodsen), the meat, cold meat and snacks industry (VLEP), the agricultural and food trade sector (AVH), and Robeco’s own pension fund had €6bn of fiduciary managed assets in total with Robeco.John Klijn, VLEP’s employee chairman, today said his pension fund had selected BMO Global Asset Management as new fiduciary manager for its entire €3.1bn portfolio, including the management of its liability-driven investment (LDI) holdings.He said that BMO had offered the best proposition “because of its tailored approach and its ability to empathise with VLEP’s specific position”.Rogier van Harten, BMO’s head of institutional distribution and client management for continental Europe, said that in the past two years BMO had invested in its Dutch organisation “to serve its customers optimally in an increasingly complex environment”.On its website, Loodsen said it had started discussions with two candidates. AVH, the pension fund for the agricultural and food trade sector, could not be contacted for a comment.Tom Steenkamp, chairman of Robeco’s scheme, said he couldn’t provide any clarity yet about a new fiduciary manager for his pension fund.Fiduciary activity transfer expected H2 2020Currently, less than 20 Robeco staff are involved in fiduciary management. The company said that a limited number would be made redundant.Robeco said it expected that it could transfer all its fiduciary activities in the second half of 2020.Robeco explained that another reason for ceasing its fiduciary management was that it could better serve its clients in other ways.The asset manager – part of Japanese firm Orix since 2013 – said that it would keep focusing on investment strategies for sustainable investment, quant and factor investing, credit, equity emerging markets and Asia Pacific as well as on trend and thematic investments.It added that it would also keep on offering multi-asset and LDI strategies, as well as voting services at annual general meetings and engagement with companies.Last year, Robeco sold its manager selection division Corestone. Several executive board members have left since 2013. Lukas Daalder, chief investment officer, Harry Horlings, director for institutional business development and Jacqueline Lommen, specialist for European pensions, have taken roles at other firms. Dutch asset manager Robeco will cease offering fiduciary services to pension funds and insurers, it has said.The decision of the €186bn pure play asset manager followed the departure of its largest customer, the €30bn Dutch sector pension fund for private road transport (Vervoer), which left for Achmea Investment Management earlier this year.At the time, Robeco was not able to say what this would mean for its fiduciary management, but indicated that the profitability of this part of its business was already limited.As a consequence of the asset manager’s decision, the four schemes still using Robeco for fiduciary management are to find these services elsewhere.last_img read more