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Good news for a Sussex agency

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first_imgAn independent estate agency in Seaford, East Sussex, has been crowned the Best Environmental Business of the Year in the Seahaven Business Awards 2016.Newberry Tully collected the award on 6th May at the event organised by the Newhaven Chamber of Commerce and Seaford and Peacehaven Chambers of Commerce.The agency uses solar energy to power its office, an electric company car called Sparky, low energy LED lights and a policy of recycling as much as possible and has a strong track record of supporting community clubs and groups.Company partners, Andrew Tully and Stephen Newberry, said that being green is so important to them. Stephen said, “We are always looking at ways in which we can make our business more environmentally friendly. Andrew and I are fascinated by how new technology can improve the way things are done and reduce the impact we have on the environment.“We live and work in a beautiful part of the world and we want to do our bit to keep it that way.Andrew added: “I have young children and by doing all we can for the environment and sustainability makes me feel as if we are doing something very positive for them and for future generations.”The agency is also a big supporter of what it calls the area’s ‘social environment.’ Stephen added, “We believe that the social environment is really important to the area and that’s why we support so many local clubs and groups. Seaford is a special place and not just because of the beautiful beach and countryside which surrounds us. We believe the community spirit within our town is also something to be proud of and we’re delighted to lend a hand whenever we can.”green agency Newberry Tully award Best Environmental Business of the Year Seahaven Business Awards 2016 May 18, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Good news for a Sussex agency previous nextAgencies & PeopleGood news for a Sussex agencyGreen ethics turn into gold for local estate agency.The Negotiator18th May 20160594 Viewslast_img read more

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Exclusive: Howsy buys Upad out of liquidation and re-employs staff

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first_imgOnline lettings platform Howsy has bought former rival Upad out of liquidation for an undisclosed sum and will run the business separately, The Negotiator can reveal, hot on the heels of its Urban.co.uk acquisition in September when it also announced a further £5 million fundraise.Upad went into liquidation in mid-October after founder James Davis said ill health had led him to discontinue the business.Howsy CEO Calum Brannan (pictured, above) says Davis has been ‘extremely helpful’ during the process, and that the purchase includes the brand name, technology, landlord client list and website.Brannan has also revealed that, although all Upad’s staff were made redundant in October, Howsy has tracked many of them down and a number have now re-joined the business.“They were key to building the Upad brand, we are keen to ensure that they are part of the next stage of the business,” he says.“We’re going to revive the brand name and build upon it, making sure that we learn from all of the great work that has gone into building such a well-known and respected name.“Upad’s technology delivers some fantastic solutions, and their loyal customer base represents a cross-section of UK landlords who we hope we can continue to deliver a great service.”ComplementaryBrannan says Upad will be operated as an independent but complementary brand and that “different landlords have very different needs, and we are keen to ensure that we cater for all those needs”, he says.“Over time, as the brands develop and we gather more feedback from customers, we may decide to integrate the organisations a little more, but there is certainly no rush.”Howsy and Upad are similar, but different businesses. Howsy runs a three-tier fee structure that includes tenant finding and on-boarding, property management and a premium service.Upad’s service offers is largely a tenant finding service, with rent collection as a bolt-on, but does not include traditional property management. Howsy says it will be contacting all former Upad customers over the next few days and that for many of them it will be ‘business and usual”.calum brannan Howsy james davis upad January 13, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 14th January 2020 at 4:54 pmIt will be interesting to see if the current trend of buying online agencies once they have failed, and of course are free of incumbent debt, proves to be good business. Emoov 2 seems to have made minimal progress after 12-months and other concerns that have been hoovered up have yet to turn a penny. Calum Brannan is a very capable man, as indeed is James Davis the former owner of Upad, but, for me the problem always seems the same.Tech should allow us or the founders and torch holders to re-imagine the blueprint of the process, given that proptech allows solutions not available before. You see, tech is a tool, used to solve some pretty basic problems. Like how do we make Rentals more efficient? – that was a joke by the way as there are other 150 processes at work.My advice Calum, use the purchase of the assets of Upad, and before you do anything try to imagine what the rental sector will be like in 5 years time and build that model, do not automate or just digitally transform the current model, not easy but essential, get a room and fill it with users, developers and lots of clients, landlords and tenants and all the associated stakeholders and start asking questions, you will be surprised at the answers.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Exclusive: Howsy buys Upad out of liquidation and re-employs staff previous nextAgencies & PeopleExclusive: Howsy buys Upad out of liquidation and re-employs staffHowsy CEO Calum Brannan says the Upad brand and website will be operated as a complementary business and that the acquisition includes Upad’s landlord database.Nigel Lewis13th January 20201 Comment2,999 Viewslast_img read more

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“Sexist embarrassment” condemned

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first_img“Additionally, the non-members invited are equally spread across both gender and year group, not selected from amongst first year women. Furthermore the invitation process involves consultation with our friends of both genders, and guests are invited according to whether they would enjoy the pub crawl and not on the basis of sexual attractiveness.”A statement from the JCR said, “The JCR condemns the Black Cygnets and disassociates itself entirely from this society and its actions. The JCR supports the enquiries of St Hugh’s College to render effective the ban on the Black Cygnets and will support any JCR member who wishes to assist this process in their personal capacity.”Carenza Harvey, the fresher who proposed the JCR motion, told Cherwell, “I definitely think that similar societies have been allowed to exist and get away with their actions for too long. It is appalling that this sort of behaviour can still take place in a university which is supposed to be a centre of learning and progression – it is this sort of conduct which perpetuates the negative stereotypes already surrounding Oxford.”A university-wide initiative across JCRs has been proposed by some to tackle the unacceptable sexism present in some of these societies. Some JCR presidents contacted by Cherwell said that their colleges were absent of such societies. Navjeev Singh, President of St Peter’s JCR, said, “St Peter’s prides itself on being inclusive and welcoming. There is absolutely no space for misogyny in this college.” He added, “JCR presidents have been speaking to each other to pool ideas to ensure that these things are eliminated. It should not be an inevitable part of life in Oxford.”Others emphasised the importance of the role in JCRs in abolishing unacceptable conduct at drinking events. Magdalen JCR President Amelia Ross told Cherwell, “It’s really great to see the JCR coming together to condemn the group. It’s through decisive collective action that demonstrates that these societies, and their behaviour, are seen as unacceptable by a large majority that eventually they will dwindle and disappear.”However, mixed views were expressed on the possibility of action by OUSU to try to eliminate misogynist drinking events. Jane Cahill, one of the candidates for the OUSU presidency, was doubtful about whether the student union should intervene. She said, “These things aren’t inevitable and students shouldn’t have to put up with it. However, I don’t think the student union should be intervening in cases regarding JCRs and colleges… àJCR Presidents should work together on strategies to tackle these problems, but ultimately it is the colleges who are responsible for the actions of their students and should be disciplining people involved where necessary.”Sarah Pine, OUSU Vice President for Women, said, “I’m sure the decision to condemn the society was a simple one. Reports of preying on young women, using language of hunting around sex, and rating women through oppressive standards of beauty is oppressive. Some of this behaviour feeds into sexual violence – women’s choices don’t fit into a framework of being ‘caught’ by men.”She added, “We all have the capacity to act in ways that challenge misogyny. There are OUSU initiatives on sexual violence. We encourage a healthy understanding of sexual consent through the sexual consent discussion groups, which any common room can request.” A drinking society at St Hugh’s has offered its “most sincere apologies” for invitations it sent out inviting students to a ‘fox hunt’, which had been due to take place this evening. The letter of apology from the Black Cygnets was emailed to the JCR mailing list and addressed to Dame Angiolini, Principal of St Hugh’s College, and college students. It said that the event “will not take place this year or ever again.”The letter was sent following an emergency JCR meeting at the college on Wednesday evening in which a motion pertaining to the condemnation of the Black Cygnets was passed by a significant show of hands. The motion mandated the JCR to issue “a formal statement of dissociation from, and condemnation of, the Black Cygnets.”Invitations to the fox hunt were pidged to selected students earlier this week. Women taking part in even were instructed to “pass the following obstacles”, including a set drink to consume at a number of different pubs, with “huntsmen in pursuit”, in order to “evade mauling”, according to the invite.The letter of apology acknowledged the negative reaction to the invitations by many students at the college and across the University. It stated, “Whilst the theme of the event and the language used in the invitations was clearly in poor taste and could reasonably be interpreted as aggressive, sexually or otherwise, this was not at all reflective either of the intentions of anyone involved or the actual tone of the event itself. The event was wholeheartedly intended to be humorous for all involved and not as a trivialisation of women.”The letter continued, “Given the grave offense and disgust this year’s fox hunt invitations have caused and in recognition of the role such an event could be seen to play, though unintentionally, in the perpetuation of male privilege, rape culture and hetero-normativity, we have decided to cancel this year’s event and bring an end to this misguided tradition permanently.”The writers of the letter also alleged, “The rendering of the event, both by the JCR and the student press, presents it as being far more sinister than it is in reality. Although conventionally the two groups in the pub crawl have generally complied with gender division, this is not enforced at the event itself, with male members of the society having run as foxes in previous years and vice versa.last_img read more

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Ghost Light Announces Dead & Company After-Party In Boulder

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first_imgSetlist: Ghost Light | Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom | Denver, CO | 3/30/19Set 1Best Kept Secret >Leave the Light On >Head Over Heels >*Isosceles >Synth Driver >Living on a Thin Line >Synth DriverSet 2Oh Darling, My DarlingBullseye Blues >I Dare You >Old Fashioned >I Dare You >Diamond Eyes >Bring it In close100 years ago >Beyond/before >^Best Kept SecretE: The Wild One >Diamond Eyes*Tears For Fears cover^Best Kept Secret teaseView SetlistGhost Light’s tour resumes later this week with stops in Austin, Dallas, and Houston, Texas. For a full list of upcoming dates, see below, and head to the band’s website for additional information.Ghost Light Tour4/4 – Austin, TX – Antone’s4/5 – Dallas, TX – Deep Ellum Art Company4/6 – Houston, TX – Last Concert Café4/9 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge4/10 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House4/11 – Columbus, OH – Woodlands Tavern4/12 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar4/13 – Covington, KY – Madison Live4/16 – Nashville, TN – Basement East4/17 – Asheville, NC – Asheville Music Hall4/18 – Charleston, SC – Pour House4/20 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre4/24 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco4/25 – Jackson, MS – Duling Hall4/27 – New Orleans, LA – Republic NOLA5/9 – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom5/10 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl5/11 – Portland, ME – Portland House of Music5/15 – Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre5/16 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club5/17 – Asbury Park, NJ – Wonder Bar5/18 – Washington, DC – The Hamilton5/19 – Corolla, NC – Mike Dianna’s Grill Room5/24 – 5/26 – Long Creek, SC – Long Creek Music Festival5/24 – 5/26 – Chillicothe, IL – Summer Camp Music Festival5/25 – Martinsville, VA – Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival6/6 – 6/8 – Wellston, MI – Camp Greensky Music Festival6/6 – 6/9 – Stephentown, NY – Disc Jam6/27 – 6/30 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest Festival7/5 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater7/18 – 7/21 – North Plains, OR – Northwest String Summit7/20 – Roseberry, ID – Summer Music Festival at Roseberry7/25 – 7/28 – Scranton, PA – Peach Music Festival7/26 – 7/27 – Burlington, VT – Tumble Down Festival8/2 – Johnstown, PA – Flood City Music FestivalView Tour Dates Following a successful weekend in Colorado, Ghost Light announced their return to The Centennial State for a special late-night performance on July 5th. The relatively new band will take over the Boulder Theater after Dead & Company wrap up their Friday show at Folsom Field. Tickets to Ghost Light’s late-night show go on sale this coming Friday at 10 am local time and can be purchased via the band’s website.Over the weekend, Ghost Light closed our their four-night Colorado run with a sold-out show at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom. In addition to performing their original material from their recently released debut record, Best Kept Secrets, the group–comprised of Holly Bowling, Tom Hamilton, Raina Mullen, Scotty Zwang, and Dan Africano–included a fun-filled cover of “Head Over Heels” by Tears For Fears.Thanks to technology, you can watch the full show stream below:Ghost Light | Denver, CO | 3/30/19last_img read more

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How Our Product Strategy Fits Together

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first_imgLast week at EMC World, we announced a lot of new technologies and talked a lot about our federated business model, which includes VMware and Pivotal. So let me piece it all together briefly for the benefit of people who want to better understand EMC’s overall storage strategy and how that strategy fits into what the rest of the EMC federation is doing.We remain committed to our best-of-breed strategy in primary arrays and data protection. We don’t believe that a one size solution fits all workloads or use cases. We believe in the right tool for the right job. In certain use cases, we believe flash will have a profound impact on storage infrastructure – whether it be in hybrid arrays, all flash arrays or server-side flash. These flash deployments will form the ‘hot edge’ of storage infrastructure.  But according to IDC, through 2017, 97 percent of all storage deployments will still be hard drive based.  So it’s clear there is a need for a capacity tier, or ‘cold core’ as we call it.  At cloud scale, that’s commodity hardware – purely for economic reasons.Then, so that we’re not creating a new island of storage for applications that are going to be deployed against commodity drives, we created ViPR. Through this software-defined storage layer, we can manage the new applications, the cloud scale apps that run against commodity drives in very much the same way that we can manage the existing primary storage estate. And within there, we’ll also provide data services which run against the commodity hardware, object storage, HDFS storage, file and block.That is fundamentally the storage architecture that is going to plug into VMware’s software-defined data center, which is going to form the basis of the private cloud, and also form the basis of many public clouds as well. VMware Hybrid Cloud Service (vCHS) is a federation asset jointly operated by VMware and EMC, and if you are a VMware and EMC customer, it’s the best way to take advantage of the public cloud, with the kind of service level guarantees and security guarantees that you don’t get from a public cloud.And then from an application standpoint, Pivotal, which is very adept at building next generation applications, will accelerate and ease application deployment in private and public clouds using Cloud Foundry Platform as a Service offering.Then from a security standpoint, security no will longer just be about the security of individual devices in the data path but about the security of all of the data in the organization. Security analytics is where we believe most organizations are headed. To use an analogy, it’s no longer enough to simply put locks on doors. In addition to locks, what’s needed are surveillance cameras to monitor all the traffic across the network as well as the information flow within the organization, to determine what is normal behavior and then detect abnormalities and the presence of an intruder.That’s our product strategy in a nutshell, and every element is part of a broader strategy that maps to what our customers are trying to do in their business.last_img read more

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Virginia Governor Questions Continuance of Tax Subsidies for Failing Coal Companies

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first_imgVirginia Governor Questions Continuance of Tax Subsidies for Failing Coal Companies FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Alicia Petska for the Roanoke Times:The state’s coal employment tax credit — which cost the state an estimated $28.4 million last year— is due to sunset at the end of December. Southwest Virginia lawmakers are again pushing to reset that clock and extend the program by three to five years.But Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who vetoed extension bills last year, is renewing his concerns about the program.McAuliffe, pointing in part to the findings of a 2012 study, has called for revamping how the state funnels money into the coalfield region’s economic development.“I’ve been pretty vocal on the coal tax credit. It hasn’t worked,” he told reporters after an event Friday. “We’ve spent hundreds of millions of dollars on it, and we’ve still lost a lot of jobs. I’ve got to protect taxpayer dollars. I’ve got to invest our tax dollars so we can grow our economy.”But the coal companies who have come to rely on the industry tax break — one of the larger ones the state offers — are pleading with lawmakers not to kill the program.“This is absolutely key to our survival, and we’re in a survival mode,” Donnie Ratliff of Alpha Natural Resources, which declared bankruptcy last summer, told a House subcommittee during a hearing Friday.Virginia offers two major tax credits targeted at the coal industry. One benefits coal mine operators while another is used by power companies that purchase coal — though portions of the second can be shifted to mine operators.The tax credits were created to slow the decline of Virginia’s coal industry, but a 2012 Joint Legislative Audit & Review Commission study questioned whether they were succeeding.Coal production has continued to plummet, it found, and mining jobs have disappeared at faster-than-projected rates. In 1988, Virginia had over 11,100 coal jobs, according to the state’s finance office. Today, only about 2,800 remain.That was despite the state plowing over $610 million into coal tax credits during that period.Glen Besa, state director for the Sierra Club, contended it would be short-sighted of Virginia to continue banking so heavily on coal and subsidizing companies like Alpha Natural Resources, which he criticized for filing for bankruptcy and then seeking permission to pay millions of dollars in executive bonuses.The state’s coal production is only going to continue to decline, Besa said.“When you find yourself in a hole, the first thing you should do is stop digging,” he said. “There’s no question that coal has run this country for over 100 years, and the people that mine that coal should be respected. But we should be finding ways to help those people and that region make the transition away from coal.”Full article: McAuliffe, lawmakers argue over coal tax creditslast_img read more

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How to build your human capital

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first_imgIt’s Back – The War On Talent!  The challenge to find and build a great team.  Unemployment is reaching new lows, and for now this economy is rockin’. While that is good news, it means for those of us in leadership positions, finding, developing and retaining top talent can be tough. And when finding, developing and retaining top talent is tough, succession planning can be damn near impossible.  At a time when we have a record number of baby boomer leaders leaving and retiring from the workforce, we are woefully short on experienced leaders to take their place.In the past, succession planning was something that was nice for a company to have, a bonus for those organizations that could afford the extra training and development. But today, if you are not growing your own talent, if you are not developing your next level leaders, then you are going to find yourself on the losing end of the War on Talent!Understand in this economy the only thing that is differentiating you from your competition is the level of talent you have working for you. Think about it, there is not one single product or service you offer that your competitors don’t already offer, couldn’t offer or won’t offer.And in an economy where customers can buy products or services anywhere, any time and from any body it’s the service, the experience that your customer’s are looking for, that is what they are willing to pay for. And controlling the customer experience, and building your reputation is one-hundred percent dependent on the level of talent you have in your organization.Now here is the good new, as the leader, owner or person-in-charge you are in control of the talent you have in your organization, and the depth of succession planning you have in place. All you have to do is make it happen. Wanting a succession plan and actually building one are definitely not the same things. Here are five innovative succession-planning strategies to get you started:5 Strategies For Innovative Succession PlanningOwn it – Make it your job, as the leader,  to develop talent and create a succession plan.  All too often talent development and succession planning are delegated to the role of human resources or middle management. While both of those departments need to be involved, if you want Succession Planning to happen in your business than you need to make it your priority. Take ownership, and understand that what you place value on in your organization is what will happen.Know What You Need – When it comes to talent and Succession Planning you need to know what and who you need. You don’t just need to fill positions, you need to fill positions with people who are the right fit and bring the right value to your organization. Before you start your succession plan you need to take inventory – what talent do you have, what do you need, what new talent would add value? Graph It – The most important part of succession planning is about ensuring you promote and develop the right people.  And to develop the right people you need to define what “the right” person is for your business. Jack Welch – the legendary leader of General Electric – used to use a powerful graph to determine who the right people are. On the left side of the graph Jack (yes I am going to call him Jack) he lists values. The values for his company, and  also what he wants in his leaders. On top of the graph he puts the production, meaning the level to which they help the company achieve their goals.  The A;s – share the values and are productive; The B’s are productive but lack the values; C’s share your values but struggle to produce; and D’s well you have to wonder what you are doing employing them at all.   Graphing your employees ensures you are building your succession plan with those team members who share your values and are productive. This is key for ensuring your succession plan is promoting the right leaders.Develop it – Once you know who you are going develop, you need to actually develop them. Meaning you have to invest in finding out what skills they need, and then provide the training to ensure they get them.  This will take time, money and resources so you need to be prepared to invest. Seems risky right? What will it cost? What is they leave? Remember, if you commit to a strong talent develop and succession plan, no matter who stays or goes in your organization you will always get back more than you invest.Own It – Last but not least, you again have to again Own It. A succession plan is not something that you start and stop, it is a ongoing process. An ongoing process that you have to own! As the leader, the one who is placing value on this process, your team needs to see you engaged, involved and actively participating. If they believe it matters to you, it will matter to them.In today’s marketplace, there is no better investment of your time and energy then talent development and succession planning. If are looking for an innovative way to stand out from your competition, then invest in these five strategies to build your succession plan. 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Meridith Elliott Powell Named One Of The Top 15 Business Growth Experts To Watch, Meridith Elliott Powell, is a leadership and sales expert, who helps her clients learn the strategies they need to … Web: https://www.meridithelliottpowell.com Detailslast_img read more

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Ultimate gentleman’s cave for sale

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first_imgEnjoy a round of tennis before cooling off in the wine cellar.A temperature-controlled wine cellar, leather lounge entertainment retreat, alfresco sitting area, water views and tennis court – could this be the Gold Coast’s ultimate gentleman’s cave?The rare waterfront offering on a highly sought-after street in Benowa Waters has gentlemen across the city checking their finances. MORE: Tony Smith’s beachfront home sells for record $25m The McCarthy family outside the Benowa Waters home they built 15 years ago. Picture Glenn Hampson Build a dream home to go with the man cave on the only vacant block for sale in the area.Located on one of Benowa Waters’ more sought-after streets, the block is also one of only three vacant lots in the area and the only one that is currently for sale. “It’s a premium offering,” said Ms Moffrey, who is seeking offers of around $1.5 million.“The block is north to water and it’s the only block without a house in Benowa Waters that is for sale, so it’s quite rare.”“If you built up, you would have skyline views, so it’s got a lot to offer.” Buy a mansion for $5.9m, get a free cruiser The temperature-controlled cellar houses 25,000 bottles of fine wine.While a tennis court occupies the majority of the 742sq m block at 66 Charolais Crescent, the designer man cave has everything a respectable bloke might want when needing a little ‘he time’.The property is owned by Pat and Penelope McCarthy, who founded Australia’s first perfume chain, Perfume Connection, in 1993. From one store in Bundall, they grew the enterprise into a nationwide 70-store chain before selling in 2007. Settle into the leather lounges in front of the large screen television with a glass of your favourite red.The wine cellar holds 25,000 bottles, is fully temperature controlled and a 24-hour security system.“Since it went online yesterday I’ve had a crazy response,” said marketing agent Rebecca Moffrey of Professionals Mermaid Beach.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“I think the wine cellar could also attract a few ladies on the Gold Coast.”A wine barrel and bar stools are ideal for tasting sessions inside the cellar itself, but stately leather lounges and a large flatscreen television are the place to really settle in with your drop of choice.“There’s also an alfresco area off the man cave so you could fish or watch the boats pass by while you enjoy a cheese platter with your wine,” suggests Ms Moffrey. Gold Coast house values jump 8.5 per cent The McCarthy family home at 66 Charolais Crescent sold for $2.43m in February.Public records show the McCarthys sold the six-bedroom Hamptons-style house at 64 Charolais Crescent in February for $2.43 million. However, the buyer passed on the chance to purchase the adjoining tennis court and man cave, which sit on a separate title.Both wine lovers, the McCarthys sought council approval to construct the wine cellar, which involved digging in behind the original boat shed. last_img read more

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Religious women use contraception regularly, report says

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first_img Share 28 Views   no discussions FaithLifestyle Religious women use contraception regularly, report says by: – April 14, 2011 Share Most sexually active women use contraception, regardless of their religious beliefs, says a report from the Guttmacher Institute, an organization working to advance reproductive and sexual health  in the U.S. and worldwide.“Regardless of religious affiliation, the majority of women use highly effective contraception methods, so any efforts to restrict access to these methods is going to impact these populations,” said Rachel K. Jones, the lead author.The report was based on a U.S. government survey that represented the nation. The data came from 2006-2008 interviews of over 7,000 women aged 15-44.It found that 69% of sexually active women from any denomination were using highly effective birth control methods including sterilization, the pill or other hormonal method, or an intrauterine device (IUD). In addition, almost all have reported contraceptive use at some point, a figure that is similar among Catholic women.Another key finding was that 68% of Catholics use one of the highly effective methods, but only 2% rely on natural family planning. That number is comparable to 73% of Mainline Protestants and 74% of Evangelicals.“A lot of times, religion is either not associated with contraception at all, or, in the case of the Catholic church, being against contraception.” Jones added. “In the real world, women who have religious beliefs and who attend church also use contraception.”In addition, male or female sterilization was most common in the Evangelical church; more than four in 10 women of this denomination use the method.And marital status did not change things.“Across religious denominations, married women are using highly effective contraceptive methods,” she said.Said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, “These findings show yet again that birth control is a common practice — and a common need — for women of different faiths and backgrounds.“As Congress considers yet another effort to bar Planned Parenthood from providing family planning services through federal health programs, it should listen to the message these findings convey.”CNN Newscenter_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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United Insurance Under 20 Finals at Botanic Gardens.

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first_img Share Tweet 32 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img NewsSports United Insurance Under 20 Finals at Botanic Gardens. by: – March 16, 2011 Share The United Insurance Under 20 Cricket 2 day finals competition commenced yesterday at the botanical Gardens between the Dominica State College and the St. Mary’s Academy. The DSC won the toss and chose to bat.After almost 45 overs the DSC are 238/5 with Emanuel Peter scoring 79 runs, Kaven Hodge 69 runs, Kyle James 23 runs and Denis Belle at 30 not out.The St. Mary’s Academy have been trying to hit back with Devon Pacquette taking 3 wickets for 38 runs after 9 overs and Ian Lewis with 2 wickets for 76 runs after 17 overs.The United Insurance Under 20 Cricket 2 day competition will continue today and we  will have the final scores later this afternoon.By Grace Hendersonlast_img read more

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