Home » News » Marketing » Rightmove prepares to reveal 2019 full results on 28th February previous nextMarketingRightmove prepares to reveal 2019 full results on 28th FebruaryAll eyes will be on the portal to see if its profits continue to rise following punchy agent fee hikes last year, and whether more agents have left.Nigel Lewis29th January 20201 Comment711 Views Yes, it’s that time of year again. Rightmove has announced that its full results for 2019 are to be released to the City on 28th February, its company secretary Sandra Odell has announced.The results will be published at 7am followed by a presentation for analysts which will be held at the offices of Rightmove’s City adviser UBS at 9.00am.But while investors will be licking their lips in expectation of another set of record results to boost their client’s pension funds, ISAs and other investment vehicles, this year may not be the usual profits jamboree.Two dark clouds loom over Rightmove despite another 12 months of no-doubt incredible profits and continuing share buy-backs.Last year criticism of the annual price increases introduced by the company were at their most strident among agents annoyed by double-digit increases despite difficult sales and lettings markets. These pushed the annual revenue for the branch to over £1,000 a month for the first time, although many agents had been paying this for some time already.23% increaseOne agent, Kristjan Byfield of Base Properties, revealed that his increase last year was 23%, a hike that the portal pushed through despite his strong complaints and attempts to negotiate it downwards.And following its results last year, which revealed revenues up by 10% year-on-year, London agent KFH said it was considering leaving Rightmove and would spend a year doing comparative portal lead-generation studies.Agents will also be watching the portal’s next results to see how many agents it has lost. Last year numbers slipped by 2% and the rising profile of OnTheMarket, and Zoopla’s significantly lower costs may drive an even larger reduction in agent numbers using Rightmove. You can listen to the presentation live via audio webcast at the following link: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/z9vuxm79Rightmove results 2019 Sandra Odell Kristjan Byfield Rightmove January 29, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 29th January 2020 at 1:59 pmHere are some thoughts on the ‘damage’ Rightmove and other property portals ‘may’ be potentially doing to your property business. Back in the day, agents would have pages of newspaper advertising, maybe six pages of neatly ordered properties, and at the top of each page the ‘mast head’ would be the company name and logo.Along came Rightmove, and as an agent I used them – seeing it as a must have, and the I had Zoopla and other sites, as they evolved. My newspaper spend was now my property digital spend.Now I realise I was wrong, luckily I no longer sell property only advise on it, but, property portals it can be argued seriously damaged my business in a number of ways, not intentionally, but as a byproduct of their structures.First, when I was in the weekly paper, it was not just my properties that I had to sell that the public saw it was my company name and logo, my brand identity. Week after week the public would see the company name. When paper readership dwindled, my weekly branding also dwindled.Second, property portals chop up my old style newspaper advert, remove my lovely brand banner, and cut up my adverts into sanitised little boxes all grouped in price order. So instead of a buyer or a potential vendor being greeted by an eye catching 6-page extravaganza in the Thursday edition of the Walford Gazette, my properties are digitally spread over the vast virtual pages of the portals. So my branding is diluted.That is why agents need to make sure that for branding they have a huge digital footprint across social media, to make sure their ‘mast head’ newspaper brand from days gone by still exists. All social media from Tik Tok to Linkedin, from Facebook to Twitter and include all the new social media, because guess what your 16 year old consumer in 5-years may be you next best customer.Many say Rightmove are like me a bit pig headed and self opinionated, (I certainly am) but luckily I am not the guardian of the UK property industry – showcasing all that is for sale and rent. But, I think that as more companies get to grips with social media and SEO etc, they will be less reliant on the property portals, and their branding will not be lost inside the gleaming walls of the property portals.The 2020’s will be very interesting times.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? 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View post tag: Simulator SMM Direct: Haux-Life-Support Gains GL Certification for Diving Simulator Back to overview,Home naval-today SMM Direct: Haux-Life-Support Gains GL Certification for Diving Simulator View post tag: Diving View post tag: certification View post tag: GL Manufacturer Haux-Life-Support GmbH has gained GL certification for their Diving Simulator for the Royal Swedish Navy. The simulation system has been certified according to the GL Rules for Underwater Technology – Diving Systems and Diving Simulators. Harald Pauli and Dirk Pohlmann from GL’s Department for Pressure Vessels & Underwater Technology presented the certificate to Torsten Haux from Haux-Life-Support at SMM yesterday.Haux-Life-Support is a manufacturer of hyperbaric medical and diving technology as well as hyperbaric construction chambers for tunnel technology based in Karlsbad, Germany. The Diving Simulator System “Haux-Hydra 160” is positioned in a new building for the Swedish Armed Forces Diving and Naval Medicine Centre (FM DNC) in Karlskrona, Sweden.The system enables wet and dry diving, saturation diving, controls and supervision, data handling and processing as well as training procedures.It consists of one Diving Chamber (wet chamber) and one Living Chamber (dry chamber for treatment). Each chamber has a maximum operating pressure of 16 bar; this is equal to 160 meter sea water depth. Further subsystems include breathing gas supply, main and emergency electrical supply, fire fighting system, communication system, control station, chamber monitoring system and others. The Diving Simulator can be used for the performance of dives and tests for civil and military purposes as well as treatments for divers. The facility will be available 24 hours a day and be up-to-date with international achievements of hyperbaric (medical and diving) safety technology.This diving simulator is the about 10th diving simulator with GL certification worldwide.[mappress]Press Release, Septembar 6, 2012 View post tag: Haux-Life-Support View post tag: Sweden View post tag: europe View post tag: News by topic Share this article September 6, 2012 View post tag: Gains
March 30, 2016 View post tag: US Navy Authorities USS Blue Ridge changes command View post tag: USS Blue Ridge U.S. Navy ship Blue Ridge changed command during a port visit to Sri Lanka on March 29.Captain Matthew Paradise relieved Captain Kyle P. Higgins as commanding officer of the Command-class ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19).Higgins served as commanding officer for over 14 months, leading the ship and crew through two patrol cycles, one including the rescue of five stranded Filipino fisherman and several inspections and awards with the ship being awarded the Battle “E” Efficiency Award for the second year in a row.Blue Ridge commanding officer Matthew Paradise said: “It is obvious that I’m stepping into a terrific command. That is a true testament to the men and women of Blue Ridge, but it’s also a testament to its commanding officer. Thank you for leaving me such a great legacy. I’ll make you proud and build on it.”The ship is currently on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations, strengthening and fostering relationships in the Indo-Asia Pacific region.Senior military leaders from U.S. 7th Fleet and Sri Lanka Navy and Air Force on May 29 met to discuss operational topics aboard the fleet’s flagship.Sixteen officials from Sri Lanka Navy and Air Force attended the bilateral meeting hosted by 7th Fleet, designed to share knowledge and discuss lessons learned within the Indo-Asia-Pacific.There were also discussions about potential bilateral training between the U.S. and Sri Lanka during Pacific Partnership, a joint effort between the United States, foreign militaries, and other organizations to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian and civic assistance, as well as veterinary, medical, dental and civil engineering support. Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Blue Ridge changes command View post tag: Sri Lanka Share this article
Authorities Video: US Navy’s 13th LCS hits water for first time Back to overview,Home naval-today Video: US Navy’s 13th LCS hits water for first time September 19, 2016 USS Wichita, the U.S. Navy’s 13th littoral combat ship was launched during a September 17 ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard in Marinette.Lockheed Martin, the company leading the industry team that builds the Freedom variant of LCS ships has shared a video of LCS 13 hitting the water moments after being christened.Ship sponsor, Kate Lehrer, christened the future USS Wichita, in Navy tradition by breaking a champagne bottle across the ship’s bow just prior to the launch.LCS 13 will undergo additional outfitting and testing at Fincantieri Marinette Marine before the ship’s anticipated delivery next year.“The christening and launch of LCS 13 marks an important step in her journey towards joining the fleet,” said Joe North, vice president of Littoral Ships and Systems. “The Freedom-variant LCS plays a critical role in the U.S. Navy’s maritime security strategy, and we are committed to getting LCS 13 and her highly capable sister ships into combatant commanders’ hands as quickly as possible.”The Lockheed Martin-led industry team is currently in full-rate production of the Freedom-variant, with six ships under construction at Fincantieri Marinette Marine and three more in long-lead material procurement. View post tag: LCS View post tag: US Navy View post tag: USS Wichita Share this article
By TIM KELLYIt’s tempting to think that the Ocean City High School football team’s biggest rival in Saturday’s game at Oakcrest is overconfidence.The Red Raiders, who improved their overall record to 5-1 last week with a dominating 45-0 win over Triton, appear to some to be in another mismatch against the Falcons (2-5 overall, 1-2 in the West Jersey Football League’s Independence Division).That outlook would be a mistake, according to Ocean City Head Coach Kevin Smith.“Oakcrest is a hard place to play, and it seems like any time we play them we are in for a tough time,” Smith said following the Triton game.The game kicks off at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Oakcrest’s Mays Landing campus.Except for a 35-3 loss at St. Augustine on Oct. 4, Ocean City has crushed all comers, posting four shutouts and rolling to leads of more than 35 points in all five victories, activating the state’s “running clock rule.” With a five-TD advantage, officials let the clock run except after scores, and penalties, or for timeouts or injuries.To some, Oakcrest appears to be another candidate for similar treatment by the Raiders, who currently sit in the ninth spot for the NJSIAA’s Group 4 South Jersey playoffs, according to Oceancitysports.com. The Falcons are coming off one of their worst outings of the year, a 42-6 pasting at home to Cedar Creek.Wonderland Pier’s Ferris wheel provides a unique backdrop for the student section at Carey Stadium.Prior to that, however, Oakcrest had a three-game stretch that could’ve easily produced three wins and not the actual 1-3 result. Only a missed extra point separated Oakcrest from Egg Harbor Township, followed by a 13-12 win over Middle Township and perhaps most telling, a hard-fought 21-14 loss at Mainland, currently tied with Ocean City atop the Independence standings.Both teams have a lot to play for this week. According to the Oceancitysports.com projections, the Red Raiders would move into the eighth Group 4 playoff slot with a win. That’s significant because the top eight seeds are guaranteed to host their first round contest.A win would also guarantee a non-losing season for the Red Raiders and give them momentum heading into the following week’s showdown at arch-rival Mainland, currently deadlocked with Ocean City in the Independence race at 3-0.Oakcrest, currently tied with Absegami at 1-2 in the Division, could move to within a game of Ocean City in the Division race if the Braves can pull off the upset. The Falcons have a running and passing threat in QB Angel Casanova who combined those talents for 117 yards in the win over Middle Township, and a good receiver in Tayvion Gray.Those who pay attention to such things point out the Red Raiders will be playing their first day game of the season and their first Saturday game, suggesting the team’s normal work schedule changed this week and could disrupt their normal rhythm.Ocean City was idle for a bye week following St. Augustine, a change in the usual routine which proved to be beneficial. The added time to prepare was evident in the Triton game.“It was a great Homecoming,” Smith said in an e-mail. “Congrats to the Wilson brothers, Issac and Jacob, who became the first brothers to score in the same game for OCHS since A.J. and Chris Harris did it back in 2006.”The Wilsons each rushed for a pair of scores, accounting for four of the six Ocean City touchdowns. Brendan McGonigle booted a 27-yard field goal along with going 6-for-6 on extra points.Issac Wilson (3) has been a big part of the Ocean City offense. It is unknown when the Raiders, shown in 2019, will next take the field in a game. (Photo courtesy of OCHSfootball.com)
At the end of the month, The Disco Biscuits will return to Colorado for their annual Bisco Inferno run. The Biscuits will perform three nights at Denver’s Ogden Theatre from May 24th to 26th ahead of the jamtronica juggernaut’s headlining performance at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Sunday, May 27th, with support from Spafford and Organ Freeman.With many fans flocking from Denver to Morrison, Colorado, for the Red Rocks show, inevitably a number of charter buses will be running up and back from the city to the show. One bus program, The Bakked Biscuit Inferno Bus Party, has a special package lined up for riders, which will also benefit a good cause. Ahead of the show and while waiting for the buses to leave, Mile High Spirits will host a special bus party featuring the funk-rock group Tula and DJ Hug, in addition to a number of special guests.At a cost of $25 dollars, the price to ride up on the buses is already competitive, and most of those rides don’t include a full-blown pre-party to enjoy. However, to sweeten the pot, 100% of the proceeds from the buses, which will be run by Bus To Show, will be donated to Mile High Scenesters, a non-profit that provides local youth musicians with real-world exposure, stage and studio time, equipment, and mentorship. Furthermore, title sponsors of the event, Bakked and O.penvape, will donate $5 to the organization for each person who attends the pre-party, with the pre-party open to non-riders for a suggested donation of $5.As Brian Duggan, manager for Tula, explained in an email,The charity we are benefiting, The Mile High Scenesters, is something that hits home for me. Growing up in poverty, I did not have access to instruments or music lessons, as they were far too expensive for my family. If a charity like this had existed when I was a kid, perhaps I would have learned to play music at a younger age and grown into twice the player I am today. That being said, I don’t want to let any talented young kids grow up without access to music. The Mile High Scenesters do exactly that—raise money for instruments and volunteer time to teach kids music! It is a wonderful charity.To purchase tickets to the Bakked Biscuit Inferno Buses and Pre-Party, head here and select the option that reads “MILE HIGH SPIRITS – Tula Preparty.” For more information about the buses and pre-party, follow the event on Facebook here. Tickets for the Bisco Inferno run—with three nights at the Ogden Theatre and a Red Rocks Amphitheatre performance with Spafford and Organ Freeman—are currently on-sale and can be purchased here.
TransAlta to convert its Canadian coal-fired plants to gas by yearend 2021 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享CBC:TransAlta will end operations at Highvale thermal coal mine by the end of 2021 as it switches to natural gas at all of its coal-fired plants in Canada. The announcement brings with it hundreds of job losses and comes four years earlier than TransAlta originally planned.The percentage of power in Alberta generated from coal has fallen from more than 80 per cent in the 1980s to less than one-third now, partly due to rising provincial government prices on carbon that began in 2007.Coal power profitability is becoming less attractive as the costs of renewable power fall, said Binnu Jeyakumar, the Pembina Institute’s director of clean energy. “It’s good news for (greenhouse gas) reduction and the health of Albertans to have coal being phased out earlier,” Jeyakumar said.Jeyakumar cautioned that converted coal plants are unlikely to be as efficient as new natural gas-powered plants, and that emissions from the production and transportation of gas present an ongoing GHG risk.TransAlta said it will stop burning coal in its Keephills Unit 1 and Sundance Unit 4 plants, which will operate at lower capacity with natural gas, while it evaluates full conversion projects. The company will still produce power from coal at its Centralia facility in Washington state, which has a transition agreement allowing it to burn coal until its end of life in 2025, [TransAlta CEO Dawn] Farrell said.[Andrew Jeffrey]More: Hundreds of coal mining jobs to end as TransAlta switches to natural gas
And it ain’t over yet And it ain’t over yet September 15, 2003 Regular News If you think Florida is hot, imagine 130 to 140-degree days. That’s the reality for 27-year-old Univerity of Florida law student and Army Reserve Sgt. Edward Lohrer, who has been in Iraq since February.Recently, Lohrer’s headquarters at Talil Airbase reached a record 151 degrees.“Some sand storms here would give Hurricane Andrew a run for his money,” Lohrer wrote via e-mail. “And the insects like to bite.”Climate is only one hazard the troops face.“It seems much more violent and chaotic now than when the war kicked off,” said Lohrer, part of the 560th Movement Control Team. “There are trucks loaded with explosives blowing up buildings and checkpoints. Ambushes and sniper attacks on supply convoys. Mortar attacks on U.S. encampments. All this happens on a daily basis.”Lohrer works at a security checkpoint — stopping suspicious vehicles, redirecting civilian traffic, and gathering information on military convoys. He has escorted convoys from Talil to Baghdad, a 13-hour ride through desert heat in a Humvee, the bare-bones military issue, not the street version popularized by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Like many in Iraq, Lohrer is often a wide-open target.“They don’t know who the enemy is or where he’ll show up,” said Lohrer’s mother, Charlotte Lohrer of Lake Placid. “This scares me.”Since President George W. Bush declared the end to major combat operations in May, the Iraq situation began drifting out of the public’s mind.“People need to realize that U.S. soldiers are still dying over here, as many as three a day,” Lohrer said. “This war is far from over, but many soldiers feel forgotten. There are still 150,000 of us here, and many have no idea when we can come home.”Constant danger aside, Lohrer has found interesting facets. “I interact with locals, so I’m picking up Arabic and learning about the culture. I’ve seen the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and Saddam’s palaces. I’ve been all over Baghdad and seen ancient and biblical landmarks, including the City of Ur [built in 6000 BC].”Lohrer left Gainesville just three weeks into his fourth semester of law school. So far, he has missed two of the six required semesters and may miss a third. Lohrer also worked part-time for Gainesville firm Fisher & Butts.“I’ll likely be here for the long haul,” Lohrer said. “I’m glad to serve my country, but I look forward to coming home.”Lohrer can be contacted in Iraq at [email protected] — Deborah Cupples
A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) public service announcement alert indicates $26 billion has been lost from business email compromise (BEC) schemes between June 2016 and July 2019. This total is from actual victim complaints reported to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).BEC is a cyber-criminal scheme targeting businesses that make legitimate transfer-of-fund or wire transfer requests. Someone will compromise these accounts through social engineering or computer invasion and conduct unauthorized transfers of funds. BEC attackers often target those in a business responsible for sending payments, using spoof accounts to impersonate the company C-suite or a supplier and requesting money transfers. Still another variation involves asking for employees’ personally identifiable information or Wage and Tax Statement (W-2) forms. Recently, an increasing number of BEC complaints submitted to IC3 also concern the diversion of payroll funds. A company’s human resources or payroll department receives spoofed emails appearing to be from employees requesting a change to their direct deposit account. This new direct deposit information generally leads to a pre-paid card account. BEC scams can also involve fraudulent requests for checks.According to the FBI, this type of fraud continues to grow and evolve by targeting small, medium and large business transactions. Statistical data indicates a 100 percent increase in identified global exposed losses between May 2018 and July 2019. The scam has been reported in all 50 states and 177 countries. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Brooklyn man who allegedly shot and killing a 30-year-old man outside of a West Babylon strip club four years ago has been arrested, Suffolk County police said.Marcus Lewis was charged Thursday with second-degree murder.Homicide Squad detectives alleged that the 32-year-old suspect fatally shot Michael Anderson of West Babylon in front of Stone Hedge Pub on Sunrise Highway at 2:20 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010.The victim was purchasing cigars at a nearby gas station when someone in a vehicle that was parked on the Sunrise Highway Service Road in front of the club—which has since closed—called Anderson by his nickname, Anderson’s friend told investigators, police have said.The victim walked behind the vehicle as the friend entered the club, according to detectives. The friend heard a gunshot and went out to find Anderson lying on the service road with a gunshot wound to his head, police have said.Anderson was later pronounced dead at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip.Lewis will be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Central Islip.