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first_imgUpmarket historic homes estate agency brands have a new competitor following the launch of national firm Inigo.It’s a sister business to the hugely successful The Modern House agent, which now dominates modernist home sales.Inigo is busy gathering instructions before launching its online listings, which will go live in the Spring and focus on ‘beautiful historic homes’.The agency is named after Inigo Jones, the 17th-century architect who sparked a revolution in British building design and the agency says it hopes to adopt his pioneering spirit, matching this with a ‘deep admiration of beautiful homes and a wealth of specialist knowledge’.Like The Modern House, Inigo’s team will persuade vendors to list with it with World of Interiors-standard photo shoots and descriptions along with ‘elevated standards of service’.Founders of The Modern House and Inigo, Matt Gibberd and Albert Hill (pictured) say: “The Modern House was founded on the idea that good domestic design has a positive impact on our lives.“We both grew up in centuries-old houses and have first-hand experience of the spatial and decorative quality of buildings from the Georgian era, in particular.“Inigo is a logical extension to what we’re already doing, with shared core values, a strong editorial point of view and a personal approach to service. The market for period townhouses and village rectories is well-established, but we believe that there’s a requirement for a new estate agency with modern marketing methods and genuine brand integrity.inigo The Modern Agent Matt Gibberd Albert Hill estate agency January 21, 2021Nigel 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 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Prime agents have new national competitor in historic homes market previous nextAgencies & PeoplePrime agents have new national competitor in historic homes marketInigo is a sister estate agency to The Modern House and says it wants to attract vendors of beautiful, historic homes.Nigel Lewis21st January 20210823 Viewslast_img read more

first_img Share this article View post tag: USS Mustin Japanese Visitors Tour USS Mustin View post tag: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Japanese Visitors Tour USS Mustin center_img April 3, 2015 Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) welcomed approximately 4,700 Japanese visitors for the 22nd annual Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka’s (CFAY) Spring Festival, March 29.Guests were treated to displays of damage control equipment and learned about the ship’s capabilities on a tour route including the flight deck, helicopter hangar, connected replenishment (CONREP) station and forecastle.With a crew of 380 Sailors, Mustin can carry out independent operations or with an associated carrier strike group. As a multi-mission platform, the ship is currently supporting the U.S. 7th Fleet as it maintains routine presence in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region in order to promote security and peace, and develop partnerships with partners and allies.[mappress mapid=”15581″] Training & Educationlast_img read more

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Spanish Ambassador to UAE Boards ESPS Rayo View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Spanish Ambassador View post tag: ESPS Rayo On Wednesday 22nd April, during her port visit to Dubai, Spanish warship ESPS Rayo welcomed on board the Spanish Ambassador to United Arab Emirates, His Excellency Mr José Eugenio Salarich. Port visits such as this are an opportunity to resupply the warship with food and stores, and give the crew the chance to take some rest and recuperation when not on-watch or duty.The Ambassador was given a tour of the Operations Room, the Bridge and the embarked AB212 helicopter.ESPS Rayo is currently deployed with the EU Naval Force Operation Atalanta and is tasked with deterring piracy off the coast of Somalia.[mappress mapid=”15813″]Image: EUNAVFOR Share this article April 28, 2015 View post tag: UAE View post tag: Navy Spanish Ambassador to UAE Boards ESPS Rayo Authorities View post tag: middly east View post tag: Navallast_img read more

first_imgIndiana General Assembly session beginsThe Indiana Senate will convene today for the 2017 session, and the Indiana House will convene tomorrow. Both bodies will address the state’s next two-year budget. Lawmakers are also expected to craft a plan, and a possible tax increase, that will fund road improvements and infrastructure projects into the future. To fund the proposals legislative leaders have floated ideas ranging from an increase in the gas tax, hiking vehicle registration costs, and increasing tobacco taxes. Evansville assesses land bankThe Evansville Courier & Press reviews the city of Evansville’s efforts in 2016 to reduce blight. The City demolished 170 homes, including about 92 by the Evansville Land Bank which formed in 2016. Demolished homes are banked until the city can find a development company to grow the city’s housing stock. Evansville was one of the first Indiana cities to make use of new state land bank legislation. Joshua ClaybournJoshua is Counsel in Jackson Kelly’s Evansville office. He advises clients in matters of business and corporate law, governmental services, and public finance. Learn more here. Indy approves tax break for CumminsCummins will receive a 10-year tax break from the city of Indianapolis on $2.1 million in tech equipment for the firm’s soon-to-be-completed downtown office building, where the company plans to employ about 250 workers by next month. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Development Commission approved a 10-year tax abatement on personal property taxes for the $2.1 million in IT equipment Cummins plans for the new facility. Over the 10 years, Cummins stands to save about $155,755. The company will still pay an estimated $66,751 in personal property taxes related to the new equipment. Once the abatement expires, Cummins will pay an estimated $19,072 annually in personal property taxes related to the new equipment.center_img Carmel council escalates fight with clerk-treasurerThe Indianapolis Star has an in-depth story on the escalating tension between the Carmel City Council and Clerk-Treasurer Christine Pauley. The Council is considering an ordinance that would allow its president to remove Pauley from the dais where council members sit and skip her when asking for comments from most other elected officials during the meetings. The proposals are the latest in a mounting series of contentious disagreements between the Council and clerk-treasurer that have included fights over her office’s budget, her salary, her time spent out of the office and the threat of a lawsuit. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

first_imgIS IT TRUE Warrick County had eight (8) National Merit Finalists? …seven (7) students attended Castle High School and one (1) attends Newburgh Christian School?  …we can’t understand why not one attending a public high school in Vanderburgh County wasn’t selected as a National Merit Finalists but Warrick County Castle High school had seven (7)? IS IT TRUE we would like to congratulate Joel Kelley-Mater Dei High School, Drew Ashely-Reitz Memorial High school, Neal Hayhurst-Reitz Memorial High School, Gerard Mijares-Reitz Memorial High School., Megan Hancock-Signature School, Taylor-Starks-Signature School, Grace Wolfinger-Signature,  Sophie Fanok-Castle High School. Kelly Kolleck-Castle High School, Brooke Miles-Castle High School, Sunanda Prasad-Castle High School, Vaishnavi Ravipati-Castle High School,  Samarth Sheth-Castle High School, Evan Thomas-Castle High School and Nathan Huffman from Newburgh Christian School for being selected as a 2017 National Merit Finalists?IS IT TRUE by the conclusion of the 2017 competition, about 7,500 Finalists will have been selected to receive National Merit Scholarships totaling over $32 million. Winners are the Finalist candidates judged to have the strongest combination of academic skills and achievements, extracurricular accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.FOOTNOTE: TODAYS “READERS POLL” question is: Are you disappointed that the Vanderburgh County public school system didn’t produce one (1) National Merit Finalists  in 2017?FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare IS IT TRUE that a deferral of responsibility for maintenance loophole popped up this week that is likely to be exploited in the future?…several years ago the EVSC was “given” ownership of Bosse Field because the City of Evansville asserted that they could not pay to maintain the old classic ballpark?…if you fast forward to today, the EVSC is about to tax the residents of Vanderburgh County to pay for some maintenance of the baseball stadium that is mainly is by the money losing but always entertaining Evansville Otters?…there is something about this that seems SNEGAL even though it probably wasn’t from day one?…this loophole may be exploited in the future to lay off city responsibilities onto other taxing entities like school corporations?…we may see municipal water distribution, roads, bridges, arenas, and even sewer departments “given” to school systems so they can hide infrastructure repair taxes in school bond issues?…this is not an honest way of doing business?IS IT TRUE that the Vanderburgh County School system is now a proud owner of a $3 1/2 million golf course located in the northern part of the county and a semi-pro baseball stadium in dire need of millions dollars worth of repairs ? …it would have been a wise investment if members of the Vanderburgh County school board would had used the money spent to buy a golf course on academic endeavors?IS IT TRUE we are told that some parents who are sending their kids to Vanderburgh County public high schools are extremely concerned and disappointed that not one (1) student was selected as a 2017 National Merit Finalist?  … they feel the administrators of Vanderburgh County school system should never allowed this to happen?IS IT TRUE speaking of EVSC, they have tried to re-brand their way out of poor academic performance by renaming failing schools as academies and other nonsensical concoctions of hollow words?…propaganda without substance is often where clueless people go to avoid the hard work of real improvement?IS IT TRUE parents sending their kids to private or charter schools in Vanderburgh County should be extremely pleased  that seven (7) students attending their schools were selected as 2017 National Merit Finalist?  …we congratulate the teachers and administrators of those private and charter schools for doing a great job in preparing their students for the 2017 National Merit Finalist tests?IS IT TRUE parents sending their kids to Castle High School should be extremely proud that seven (7) out of eight (8) Warrick County high school students were selected as 2017 National Merit Finalist?  … the administrators and school board members of Warrick County school system should be extremely pleased with themselves for providing their students with an excellent classroom educational learning environment?  …the administrators and teachers of the Newburgh Christian School should also be pleased that one on their students were also selected  as a 2017 National Merit Finalist?IS IT TRUE  each year there are around 7,500 National Merit Finalists named across the country and this year seven (7) of them are from Vanderburgh County and eight (8) are from Warrick County?  …what is really interesting is what schools are producing these high achievers?…Mater Dei High School produced one (1) finalist, Memorial produced three (3) finalists, and the Charter Signature School produced three (3) National Merit Finalists?…no other high school in Vanderburgh County produced a single one?…the larger enrollment EVSC High Schools called North, Bosse, Central, Harrison, and Reitz produced exactly zero (0) National Merit Finalists between them?…the Evansville Day School that has in the past has been a big producer also had zero (0)?…in Vanderburgh County every student to be named a National Merit Finalists was either attending a private school or a charter school? last_img read more

first_img Star Files Neil Patrick Harris Related Shows No one said it was easy being a transgender rock goddess. Hedwig and the Angry Inch star Neil Patrick Harris stopped by Good Morning America on April 17 (after appearing on the show earlier this week) to speak with Robin Roberts about becoming Hedwig and yes, what it feels like “having a snake down your pants.” The Emmy winner, who was sporting black nail polish, explained the “micromanaging on multi-tasky levels” required for the role. He also revealed that nail polish and glitter are not the only Hedwig-isms that stick around after the curtain call, saying, “fishnets are not cute on your feet…I’m bruised up all over the place.” And what do his kids have to say about Dad’s dressing room? “They think it’s hilarious,” Harris says. “Harper loves the glitter.” So do we, Harper. So do we. Take a look at the interview below, and catch Hedwig live at the Belasco Theatre! Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015 View Comments Hedwig and the Angry Inchlast_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sang ho KimA manhunt is underway for a gunman who killed an East Garden City lighting company employee and seriously wounded the firm’s owner in a shooting that sparked lock downs at nearby schools, businesses and Roosevelt Field Mall, Nassau County police said.Sang Ho Kim, 63, was identified as the suspect who walked into Savenergy on South Street near the corner of Ring Road a block southeast of the mall, opened fire and fled in an SUV toward the mall shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday, police said.“The motive here appears to be work-related,” Chief of Department Steve Skrynecki told reporters at a news conference near the scene, describing Kim as a disgruntled vendor. “It seems to be over some bad business deal.”He did not immediately release the identities of the victims. The FBI and New York State police were among the agencies assisting police in the massive manhunt, which included building-by-building searches in the area.The proximity to the mall led some to mistakenly believe that there was a gunman on the loose in the shopping center, but police said the suspected gunman does not appear to be on a random killing spree.The area was abuzz with police activity as unmarked units sped to and from the scene, news and police helicopters hovered above and people turned away from the mall gathered in the media staging area to learn what happened.One man who was trying to go to the mall with his son but was turned away only to find out that it was because of a shooting asked: “What’s the world coming to?”Skrynecki said no patrons were being allowed into the mall and anyone who leaves is being checked first.Steve Skrynecki, NCPD Chief of Department, at a press conference Wednesday regarding shooting in Garden City. (Rashed Mian/Long Island Press)David Kilmnick, CEO of the nonprofit Long Island GLBT Services Network, which has a center across the street from Roosevelt Field, was one of the many people secured inside. Police had directed him into the shopping center at about 10:30 a.m. after an unsuccessful attempt to access his group’s parking lot.“I’ve been here for three hours,” he told the Press mid-afternoon from within the mall’s food court. He described the scene inside as “very calm,” with a substantial police presence, nearly all of its shops closed and about 150 or so others with him at the food court. “It was more of confusion,” he said of their experience. “People did not know what was happening.”Nassau Community College since lifted its lock down. The Garden City School District is releasing students at the usual time.The suspect is believed to be driving a white Honda Pilot with NY license plate No. FMA3648. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Kim is asked to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more

first_imgAfghanistan on Sunday reported its first fatality due to the novel coronavirus, after a man died in the north of the impoverished and war-torn country.Officials said the 40-year-old victim died in Balkh province, which borders Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, from complications stemming from the COVID-19 disease.Khaliullah Hekmati, the health director for Balkh province, told AFP that the man had suffered other health problems including with his liver and kidney. He was brought to a hospital on Wednesday, but was not quarantined there. Two foreign diplomats were also among the 10 new cases.Most of Afghanistan’s COVID-19 cases have been linked to neighboring Iran, one of the countries hardest hit by the disease, and where millions of Afghans live as refugees.The victim who died Friday had not returned from Iran recently, according to Hekmati.Since the outbreak began around a month ago, tens of thousands of Afghan refugees have returned home from Iran, but only a few hundred have been tested — raising fears the actual infection rate might be much higher than reported.Afghanistan’s porous borders, creaking hospitals, culture of hand-shaking and hugging, and large illiterate populations in crowded urban centres mean containing the crisis could be a huge challenge. “He died on Friday, his tests results came back positive today,” Hekmati said.”When we went to quarantine the family, they had already moved to an area under Taliban control.”The Taliban, who in the past have been repeatedly accused of murdering health workers, last week said they would not obstruct health organizations battling the coronavirus crisis.Afghan health officials have so far reported 34 cases of the novel coronavirus, including 10 new cases Sunday that saw the first two confirmed infections in the densely populated capital Kabul.center_img Topics :last_img read more

first_imgSweden will adjust a key corner of its strategy for dealing with COVID-19, after the death rate at care homes spiraled out of control.The government of Prime Minister Stefan Lofven plans to spend about 2.2 billion kronor ($220 million) on ratcheting up staff levels to help protect the country’s oldest citizens. Another 2 billion kronor will go toward compensating local authorities for the extra costs they’ve incurred in dealing with the pandemic, the government said on Tuesday.Like elsewhere, Sweden’s COVID-19 related deaths have disproportionately hit the elderly. But critics argue that many of those fatalities could have been avoided if the authorities had taken more steps to focus attention on the most vulnerable demographic. Topics : Sweden’s top epidemiologist, Anders Tegnell, says fighting COVID-19 is a long-term undertaking, meaning temporary lockdowns will ultimately backfire. He says once they’re lifted, infection rates will again rise.Instead, Tegnell says moderate restrictions that allow much of normal life to continue are more likely to help guide a society through a pandemic that has a protracted lifespan.The Danish wayBut the strategy remains controversial. Within the Nordic region, contrasts have been drawn between Sweden and Denmark, which opted for a strict lockdown early on.Denmark is now in the second phase of reopening its economy. What’s more, recent data even suggest its infection rate is falling, and its death rate so far is less than a third Sweden’s.Denmark opened large swathes of its economy in mid-April, including primary schools and hairdressing salons. This week, Danish shops opened for the first time in two months, with museums and cinemas set to follow.center_img Earlier this month, Sweden said prosecutors had started an investigation into the high death rate at a care home. Half of those over 70 years old who have died from COVID-19 in Sweden lived in nursing homes, according to national statistics at the end of April. As of Monday, the country had registered 3,256 COVID-19 related deaths.Controversial approachSweden’s approach to handling the coronavirus pandemic has become a topic of international debate after it opted for a much laxer lockdown, and instead relied on its citizens to follow social distancing guidelines.Swedish gyms, schools, restaurants and shops have all remained open throughout the spread of the pandemic. The strategy has so far helped shield the economy from the worst, but Sweden’s death rate is about 32 per 100,000, compared with 24 in the US. and roughly 9 in neighboring Denmark.last_img read more

first_imgPennsylvania’s Every Student Succeeds Act Plan Receives Final Approval SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that Pennsylvania’s federally-required replacement to No Child Left Behind has received final approval from the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). Pennsylvania’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated State Plan is the state’s most comprehensive federal education blueprint since 2002.“Today’s approval serves as an historic moment for public education in the commonwealth,” said Governor Wolf. “Pennsylvania is committed to ensuring that all students have access to an equitable, high-quality, well-rounded education, and our ESSA plan greatly enhances that mission. The plan provides critical resources to schools and a flexible framework through which teachers can teach and students can learn.”The plan sets ambitious goals for closing, and ultimately eliminating, achievement gaps; increases attention to student growth in school accountability and improvement efforts; and commits to a full, fair, and transparent presentation of school success based on a more comprehensive set of measures. As an example, a focus on STEM education, and the implementation of a new Career Ready Indicator, will highlight school success in career exploration activities, even down to the elementary level.Additionally, the plan includes the development of the Future Ready PA Index, a new, public-facing school progress report that expands the indicators used to measure school performance, and extends the comprehensive approach to ensuring student and school success. The Index will place additional emphasis on academic growth, a robust chronic absenteeism measure, attention to both four-year and extended-year graduation rates, and assessments of postsecondary readiness.“Pennsylvania’s plan reflects our guiding principles of transparency, equity, and innovation, and provides new flexibility to schools as they prepare students for success after graduation,” said Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera. “We are particularly proud of the extensive stakeholder engagement efforts undertaken during the planning process, which ensures that the plan aligns with the needs and priorities of Pennsylvania’s educators, students, and communities.”Pennsylvania’s ESSA Consolidated State Plan was submitted to USDE on September 18, 2017, after an extensive stakeholder engagement process. To develop the plan, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE):Assembled four work groups – comprised of teachers, charter school and district level administrators, advocates, civil rights leaders, former policymakers from both parties, and others – to study key aspects of the law and develop framework recommendations;Commissioned an independent study to examine work group recommendations in the context of academic literature and other evidence;Testified before the House and Senate Education committees and worked with lawmakers to address plan components;Held six dedicated town halls in regions across the commonwealth to gather additional stakeholder feedback;Participated in approximately 30 statewide conferences, professional association meetings, and parent forums to reach more than 2,000 Pennsylvanians and present on the state’s ESSA planning and early implementation;Consulted with national nonpartisan policy and technical experts (American Institutes for Research, Council of Chief State School Officers, Education Commission of the States) to solicit additional insight, feedback, and suggestions for specific plan components; andPresented the plan for public comment in English and Spanish for a 30-day period, during which time PDE received more than 400 comments and suggestions.For more information about Pennsylvania’s education policies and programs, or to read the approved ESSA Consolidated State Plan, visit the Department of Education’s website at or follow PDE on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.center_img January 17, 2018last_img read more