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Third Oz city launch today for bullish Purplebricks

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first_imgPurplebricks has today launched into a third Australian property market and says its business there is expanding faster than its initial launch in the UK in April 2014.Its new Sydney and central coast operation has just gone live with 20 local ‘property experts’ and an AU$5,500 fixed fee which, the company claims, saves sellers AU$15,000 off the cost of using one of the country’s traditional agents.Australia’s property market is a softer target than the UK’s. Agents there typically charge a 2.2% fee plus marketing costs of several thousand dollars,. Purplebricks initialy launched last year into Melbourne and Brisbane, followed by today’s Sydney announcement and later this year, Perth and Adelaide.The company is making much of its success in the UK to promote the Oz operation. Co-founder Michael Bruce (pictured) last week told local paper The Financial Review that the company was “playing a major role in changing the way real estate is sold in the UK and would do the same in Australia”.He also told various media outlets in Sydney recently that the UK’s traditional agents were ‘struggling’ compared to Purplebricks, picking out Countrywide and Foxtons as examples and claiming to be the UK’s largest estate agency by market capitalisation.But Purplebricks, which is spending £10m on it Oz business launches, remains a minnow within Australia with 430 properties marketed or sold since its launch there in September last year. It now has 70 ‘property experts’ working for it in Australia, including 50 in Melbourne and south-east Queensland, where it first launched its Oz business.Purplebricks Michael Bruce Purplebricks Australia January 16, 2017Nigel 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 » Third Oz city launch today for bullish Purplebricks previous nextAgencies & PeopleThird Oz city launch today for bullish PurplebricksOnline agency continues its march into the Australian property market.Nigel Lewis16th January 20170679 Viewslast_img read more

Registration for Co-Ed Youth Pillo Hockey

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first_imgThe deadline for all applications & payment is Friday, December 21. The season is set to begin on Thursday, January 10, 2019. For further information call Pete Amadeo at (201) 858-6129 or email [email protected] The Recreation Division has begun registration for the 2019 Co-Ed Indoor Pillo Hockey League, a subdivision of the Co-Ed Indoor Floor Hockey League, for children in grades Kindergarten and 1st Grade. The fee for the Co-Ed Indoor Pillo Hockey League is $25 per player. The fees collected will go towards the costs of running the program and includes a game shirt. The fee is non-refundable.All individuals who sign up will be placed on a team by the Division of Recreation. Individual applications are available in the Recreation Office. Registration will be held each weekday at the City Hall Recreation Office Room #13, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.The Recreation Division will supply equipment such as goalie equipment, plastic, foam sticks specially designed for indoor use, soft floor hockey balls and hockey goals. Safety rules will be implemented to ensure the safety of the participants. Games will take place Wednesdays and/or Thursdays, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at Robinson School.last_img read more

The Boardwalk Aerobatic Airshow is this Sunday

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first_imgThe BOARDWALK AEROBATIC AIRSHOW returns to Ocean City from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25. Planes can be viewed from the beach or boardwalk between Sixth Street and 14th Street. Thrill to the maneuvers of “Warrior Aviation,” the “Raiders Airshow Team,” “Kevin Russo Air Shows,” and a Coast Guard helicopter water rescue. The show features some of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic champions in the world. Call (609) 399-6111 for more information.The tentative lineup for Sunday’s air show (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.) is as follows:Raiders Aerobatic TeamVintage T-6/SNJ Flight (3-passes)Kevin Russo SNJ-6 AerobaticsU.S. Coast Guard MH-65D Dauphin Search & Rescue DemoRedline AirshowsCharlie Vandenbosch YAK-52 AerobaticsScott Francis MXS AerobaticsWarrior Aviation L-39 (2-ship jet demo)last_img read more

Press release: Supporting flooded communities in Sparkhill and Selly Park

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first_img Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by recent flooding. We’re continuing to work in the communities affected and our teams are working round the clock to monitor flood risk, issue flood alerts and warnings and keep waterways clear of debris. The drop-in events are planned for the following times and locations:For people affected in Selly Park the National Flood Forum and Environment Agency will be around to talk to members of the public on the following dates: People living and working in Sparkhill and Selly Park are invited to meet the Environment Agency, Birmingham City Council and National Flood Forum teams working to support flooded communities in the West Midlands.Following extreme rainfall across the region, communities in Sparkhill and Selly Park were badly affected by flooding.The Environment Agency is working alongside Birmingham City Council and the National Flood Forum to support these communities, investigate the causes of flooding and identify what could be done to reduce flood risk in the area in the future.A series of drop-in events are being hosted over the coming fortnight (6 to 12 June 2018) to give local people the opportunity to speak to the teams involved.Emma Smailes, from the Environment Agency said: Wednesday 6 June 2018, 2pm to 8pm Thursday 7 June 2018, 2pm to 8pm Monday 11 June 2018, 2pm to 8pm Tuesday 12 June 2018, 2pm to 8pm Selly Park Tavern Car Park592 Pershore RdB29 7HQ center_img We want to meet local people so they can share their experiences with us, ask us questions and so that we can work together to investigate what happened and identify ways of reducing flood risk in the future. Percy Road ParkSparkhillB11 3JS at For people affected in Sparkhill the National Flood Forum, Birmingham City Council and Environment Agency will be available to talk to members of the public on the following dates:last_img read more

Search is on for Britain’s Best Loaf

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first_imgDo you make Britain’s Best Loaf?  If so, here is your chance to prove it at this autumn’s Bakers’ & Butchers’ Fair.The event, which will be held on 12 October at Newark Showground in Nottinghamshire, gives bakers the opportunity to win awards and view a host of products and services, as part of the exhibition.The event also features a host of demonstrations from expert bakers – including Birds of Derby and Chris Foxall, of the Village Bakery. It also gives bakers the chance to face off against their butcher rivals with the return of the National Pie Competition.For more details on how to enter Britain’s Best Loaf or the National Pie Competition see bakersandbutchersfair.co.uk.Martyn Leek, editor of British Baker, said: “Britain’s Best Loaf had huge support from the baking community last year for an inaugural competition and I am sure this year will see the same positive response this year.”Baking industry veteran, Colin Lomax, will again chair the judges’ panel.last_img read more

Watch Southern Avenue Bring Their Bluesy Soul To Purple Hatters Ball [Videos]

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first_imgSouthern Avenue brought their trademarked blend of Memphis rock soul and funk to the 11th edition of the Purple Hatters Ball for a stellar set that had the Spirit Of Suwannee Music Park shimmying and swaying to their heartfelt sound. The band mixed originals new and old with a pair of impressive classic covers from The Beatles and Bill Withers for a jamming concoction that surely won them hundreds of new fans while delighting their faithful. Though some onlookers wondered how Southern Avenue was able to brave the heat and give such a stellar performance, a simple glance at their history will show that they are a band that isn’t going to let anything stop them from achieving their musical destiny.Founded by guitarist Ori Naftaly who emigrated from Israel in 2013 to follow his lifelong dream of becoming a bluesman, the band is a rollicking mix of sounds and cultures. Sisters Tierinii and Tikyra Jackson grew up playing in the churches and their sweet sounds reflect that upbringing. Vocalist Tierinii works the crowd like a preacher trying to save the sinners while Tikyra brings a snappy heart to the drum kit that keeps the beat alive and well. Keyboardist Jeremy Powell manages to find the perfect balance between the spiritual and rock sound while never overpowering the overall groove. Bassist Gage Markey helps keep the pocket alive so that Naftaly can unleash the seemingly infinite amount of killer blues licks he has pent up in his heart of heart. The love these five players share for the music and each other is palpable, and was perfectly fitting for the Purple Hatters Ball. Even having all their instruments stolen just a few weeks ago hasn’t slowed Southern Avenue down, perfectly illustrating their drive to share the sounds that clearly permeate their hearts and souls.The festival was founded to keep the memory of a fallen friend to the Florida music scene, Rachel Morningstar Hoffman, alive and well. Though the story of her death is a true tragedy, the way the community has rallied behind the efforts to ensure her fate never befalls another is one of the more moving stories in the festival world. Check out these exclusive clips from yesterday’s set, including a trio of original and smoking hot covers, brought to you by our own Rex-A-Vision. Oh, and don’t miss these fine folks if they come your way on tour…you won’t regret it!Southern Avenue – “Don’t Give Up” – 6/1/18Southern Avenue – “Come Together” – 6/1/18Southern Avenue – “Slipped, Tripped and Fell In Love-Rock Steady” – 6/1/18Southern Avenue – “Use Me” – 6/1/18last_img read more

Bishop celebrates Red Mass for lawmakers

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first_imgYesterday was a red-letter day, as members of the University community, particularly, the law school community, celebrated the traditional Red Mass in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend presided over this year’s iteration of the annual Red Mass. He said the Mass is a long-standing Church tradition that invokes the aid of the Holy Spirit for people in law-related vocations. “The Red Mass is a tradition that goes back to the Middle Ages, the 13th century,” Rhoades said. “It is called ‘red’ because the priest or bishop wears red vestments, red being the color of the Holy Spirit. The purpose is asking God’s blessing and guidance on those in the legal profession.” Rhoades said each year, the Red Mass and his homily are dedicated to a specific topic relevant for Catholics in the legal profession and civic office. “Last year I talked about the injustice of the [Health and Human Services] mandate and religious freedom,” he said. “This year, the topic is the meaning of freedom and what a culture of freedom is. True freedom is rooted in moral truth.” The Red Mass is celebrated worldwide each October, Rhoades said. He said he presides over two Red Masses each year, one in Fort Wayne and one in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. This year’s Mass was his fourth at Notre Dame. Red Masses often attract prominent members of the legal profession and politicians, Rhoades said. Me`mbers of the United States Supreme Court attended the Red Mass held in Washington, D.C., this past week, and the governor of Pennsylvania used to attend the Red Masses over which Rhoades presided when he was Bishop of Harrisburg, Pa., from 2004 to 2009. Rhoades said various judges, lawyers and civic officials from the area joined professors, law students and undergraduate students in the Basilica for yesterday’s Red Mass.  His homily focused on current world issues relevant to the topic, as well as the teachings of St. Thomas More, patron saint of lawyers and statesmen, and the “rich teaching of soon-to-be St. John Paul II.” More serves as a powerful example of a faithful lawyer whose dedication to truth serves as an example for Catholics in the legal profession, Rhoades said. More died defending the freedom Rhoades spoke of in his homily. “More’s faithfulness to the truth led to his being beheaded,” Rhoades said. “He was really a martyr of freedom and conscience.” Rhoades said he referenced the writings of Blessed John Paul II in his homily because the late pope had a great deal to say about freedom and truth. “He wrote on this theme quite a bit, and I have reflected often on his teachings,” Rhoades said. “He taught that freedom can lead to a lot of trouble if not rooted in moral truth.” Rhoades said he values the Mass as a chance to meet, advise and pray for the Notre Dame Law community. “[The Red Mass] gives me an opportunity to meet law students and law professors, and to encourage them in living their faith in their profession,” he said. “There are excellent scholars here who help the Church, so it’s good to come here and pray for them.” Notre Dame’s Red Mass has always been sponsored by the Law School, but last year the political science department joined in, and this year the constitutional studies minor has followed suit, Rhoades said.  It’s been a positive development in the last year,” he said. In his homily, Rhoades said he believes the current and future leaders of law and civil service in attendance can work to ensure moral truth is part of a shared notion of freedom in the United States. “You can help to rebuild the moral foundations of a genuine culture of freedom,” he said. “I believe the future of our nation depends on a culture that adheres to the moral truths and values without which our democracy is imperiled.” Contact Christian Myers at [email protected]last_img

Pecan Course

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first_imgUniversity of Georgia Cooperative Extension will host the Beginners Pecan Production Course on Tuesday, April 18, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center.Those interested can preregister for the event by calling Debbie Rutland at (229) 386-3424. Before the day of the event, the cost to attend is $10. Registration the day of the event is $15. The program begins a 9 a.m. and will continue all day. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.Those interested can also register at http://bit.ly/2nKhLV9. Preregistration is recommended because a crowd of 300 – the maximum capacity – is expected to be in attendance.Primarily geared toward new growers, the course will cover topics like costs of production, fertilization, irrigation, disease management, equipment needs and requirements for planting the orchard.UGA Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells will moderate the course and encourages all pecan farmers to attend. The latest variety trial research being conducted on the UGA Tifton campus will be included in the presentation, as will new techniques that farmers can use for successful crop production.“Last year, many people who had already been growing pecans for years came (to the course). Everyone seemed to take something useful from it,” Wells said. “The pecan industry continues to grow exponentially in Georgia. A course like this allows us to teach young farmers about pecans and what it takes to grow and produce them.”Wells will be one of the many UGA experts in attendance to talk about pecan production. He’ll speak about production costs, irrigation requirements of pecan trees, fertilization, equipment needs and pecan tree orchard establishment.Patrick Conner, a pecan breeder on the UGA Tifton campus, will address different varieties available to farmers, including ‘Avalon,’ his newest release. It will be available to farmers this spring.Tim Grey, Extension weed specialist, will address pecan producers’ potential weed control needs. Will Hudson, Extension entomologist, will cover insects that impact pecan production. Jason Brock, Extension plant pathologist, will talk about disease management.“As farmers will see by the agenda, there’s a lot to cover because there’s much to consider if you’re thinking about becoming a pecan farmer. There are many variables, not to mention the fact that you’re not going to start producing fruit for at least six to eight years,” Wells said. “Can you live without a crop for that long before seeing a financial return? That’s an important fact that producers have to be aware of.”Pecans are a highly valuable crop in Georgia. According to the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, the farm gate value for pecans in 2015 was $361.3 million. Pecans were grown on 165,301 acres and accounted for 51.14 percent of the value of all fruits and nuts in Georgia.(Julia Rodriguez is an intern on the UGA Tifton Campus.)last_img read more

Cops: 1 Killed in Brentwood Crash, Driver Arrested for DWI

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A one-car crash early Saturday morning in Brentwood claimed the life of the vehicle’s passenger, Suffolk County police said. Also, the unidentified driver of the vehicle was arrested for driving while intoxicated, police said.The passenger was pronounced dead at a local hospital, police said. The victim was not immediately identified. A police spokeswoman said vehicle crashed into a tree at 5:36 a.m. on Grand Boulevard, near Noble Street.last_img

CUNA launches COVID-19 Restart and Recovery Task Force

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first_imgCUNA continue reading » CUNA announced Friday the formation of the Credit Union System COVID-19 Restart and Recovery Task Force. The task force brings together representatives from the three-tiered system of credit unions, Leagues and CUNA, along with system providers and affiliated organizations, to discuss strategies, resources and best practices for credit unions  as state and local governments begin to lift stay home orders and ease safety restrictions on business operations established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.“The credit union system COVID-19 Restart and Recovery Task Force is intended to act as an indispensable resource and partner to the credit union movement as stakeholders balance member needs and staff well-being moving forward,” said CUNA Chief Engagement Officer Greg Michlig. “As a leader in the credit union movement, CUNA’s goal is to bring togeher these leaders for dialogue that will equip the movement with the knowledge and tools needed to safely navigate this new and evolving environment.”The task force will focus on operational matters, provide guidance and strategies for credit unions as they restart paused business lines and recover from the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more