Home » News » Marketing » Spark Energy announced as sponsor of The Negotiator Awards 2017 previous nextMarketingSpark Energy announced as sponsor of The Negotiator Awards 2017Spark Energy announced as headline sponsor for the UK’s most prestigious awards programme for the residential property industry.The Negotiator3rd April 201701,381 Views The Negotiator Awards always launches with a bang and this year we are delighted to announce that we have a new headline sponsor – Spark Energy.Entry to the Awards is now open – it’s the only awards programme for estate and letting agents that has no entry fee and as such is truly inclusive, making winning a Negotiator Award the most prestigious accolade an agent can receive. It provides the most powerful of marketing tools to drive your business.You can find out all you need to enter, with full guidance notes, by going to:www.thenegotiatorawards.co.ukThe winners of The Negotiator Awards 2017 will be announced at The London Hilton on Park Lane at a black tie gala dinner on 31st October 2017.Spark brings even more energy to the UK’s largest and most respected property Awards.”Announcing the partnership, Awards Director, Sheila Manchester (right) said, “Spark brings even more energy to the UK’s largest and most respected property Awards.“We are delighted to welcome them as our headline sponsor. Once the serious process of judging is completed by our expert independent panel, we look forward to the most exciting event in residential property agency. We’re planning a sparkling evening and looking forward to a full house! We’d encourage every agency to enter – it is free and could make 2017 your special year.”CEO of Spark Energy, Chris Gauld (right) said, “We’re thrilled here at Spark to be headline sponsor and associated with The Negotiator Awards 2017, which is a fantastic celebration of all that’s great about the lettings and residential property industries.“As the only energy supplier built around this sector working with leading lettings partners, social landlords and large housing providers, it’s already a night we’re looking forward to, seeing the best people, teams and companies recognised for their professionalism, hard work and innovation.• The Negotiator Awards is now in its 10th year and is established as the leading awards programme for the UK residential property sector. Being free to enter, it encourages the most diverse entry and has agencies vying for the prizes from every part of the UK. It is organised by the publisher of The Negotiator Magazine, the only UK-wide trade magazine for the UK residential property industry.• Spark Energy is an award winning independent energy supplier and the only supplier in the UK that focuses on the rental sector. Spark works with some of the UK’s leading lettings agencies to provide their tenants with better service and lower prices by default, consistently outperforming the Big Six in Ofgem official, quarterly stats as well as the Which? customer satisfaction league table.Spark Energy has been supplying dedicated services to the lettings industry for over 10 years, meeting the specific needs of lettings agents, landlords and tenants. Today, Spark has over 350,000 customers and has been recognised with awards for growth, customer service, training and leadership.Website: sparkenergy.co.uk Sheila Manchester Chris Gauld spark energy The Negotiator Awards 2017 estate agency awards estate agent awards estate and letting agent awards April 3, 2017Grant LeonardWhat’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
Yesterday David Cooper, one of the UK’s most senior planning lawyers, has called for the Green Belt policy to be scrapped, describing it as ‘the worst thing that ever happened to the economics of this country’.Cooper called for green belt land to be “totally released” and argues that it is there to “protect the middle classes from social housing and property developers.”I understand his frustration and agree that there needs to be a complete overhaul of housing policy because there are simply not enough homes to go around.The lack of housing in this country is having a devastating impact, evidenced today by a report from The Children’s Commissioner for England which found more than 210,000 children are homeless and whole families are living in tiny spaces no bigger than a parking space.This is clearly unacceptable, and something needs to be done. But when we have enough suitable brownfield land in England to build more than a million new homes, surely, we need to utilise this first before concreting over the countryside?Cooper says the problem is the housing policy surrounding the green belt, but I think the policy surrounding brownfield land is more of an issue.Through analysis of local council brownfield registers, the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has found there are more than 18,000 sites – an increase of 2,600 since February 2018 – and more than 26,000 hectares of brownfield land that could be built on.According to the CPRE most of this land is ready to be built on now but, of the sites identified, only half have been granted planning permission.So, what is the problem?Unlike land that has never been built on before, brownfield sites need to be demolished and then prepared for residential use. This means making sure any environmental liabilities are removed, that the site is refilled, and that services and utilities are made accessible.Depending on what the site’s previous use was, this can be a costly and lengthy process, all of which has to happen before any actual development has taken place.So, despite the fact councils, planners and developers are keen to bring life back to abandoned industrial sites in prime locations – it is often unfeasible – and green belt is often used instead.The idea that greenbelt land is currently protected is a myth. According to research by BBC Radio 4, in 2015, approval was given for 11,977 homes to be built on greenbelt land. This was double the permissions given the year before and almost four times the number of homes built on greenbelt in 2010.England’s 14 Green Belts currently cover 12.4% of the land in the country, and in order to keep it that way, the government needs a housing policy where brownfield land is prioritised.The government has to make it more attractive to developers – by way of subsidies or a streamlined planning process – to build on brownfield over greenbelt.It needs to be cheaper and quicker to build on brownfield than green belt and councils must be authorised to refuse planning permission for greenfield sites where there are suitable brownfield alternatives.We cannot have a situation where we choose to build on what countryside we have left when there is space for a million new homes on land that is currently sitting abandoned.Neil Knight is Business Development Director, Spicerhaart Part Exchange and Assisted MoveNeil Knight Spicer haart david cooper Green belt Spicer Haart 2019-08-22Nigel 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 » Guest Blogs » Guest blog: ‘Why calls to build on the Green Belt don’t make sense’ Guest blog: ‘Why calls to build on the Green Belt don’t make sense’In reply to our exclusive story yesterday, Knight says building homes on virgin countryside doesn’t make sense when so many old industrial sites sit unused.Neil Knight, Spicerhaart and Assisted Move22nd August 20190879 Views
Comments0 comments There will be races this year for seats on the Evansville Vanderburgh School Board.School Board races in Evansville are non-partisan. Two candidates are on the ballot for the District One Race. They include incumbent Chris Keifer and challenger Jean Webb.There are 3 people running for the 2 seats in District Two. They include Ann Ennis, Clark Exmire, and incumbent Andy Guarino. There will also be 3 choices for the At-Large Seat.Those candidates running are David Hollingsworth, Melissa Moore, and incumbent Rance Ossenberg.Friday was the deadline to file to run for the offices. Candidates Running For EVSC School BoardAUGUST 25TH, 2018 TOWNSEND OUTLAW EVANSVILLE, INDIANA FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Live For Live Music: Touring the U.S. involves some major logistics for any band. As a band based outside the U.S., what goes into the planning and execution of making an overseas tour happen?Eyal Salomon: First things first, we need to figure out how to condense an entire national tour into a short amount of time on the road. We have to hit a lot of venues and markets but also make sure we’re not sacrificing too much time away from family and jobs back at home. That, in turn, also makes being able to do one-off gigs pretty much impossible. Once we’ve locked in all the actual dates, we then have to deal with all the travel-related issues that come up whentravelingg from overseas like flights, visas, transporting gear, and so on.All of the tour prep is done remotely before we even step foot in the U.S., which means there’s also a lot of coordinating with people here on the ground before we arrive. That includes everything from promoters and venues to local acts and street teams as well as lodging and figuring out where our home base will be. On top of all that, we have a tight budget that we need to fit all that into in order to make a tour financially viable.L4LM: What is the “Digital Gouda” tour? How does one come up with the branding of the tour?ES: One thing we always like to do—whether it’s a tour name, artwork, song covers, or local support—is to dip into our fan base and try to crowdsource and see what our fans come up with. “Digital Gouda” was an amalgamation of suggestions from two different fans that we combined, and the play on words just stuck.L4LM: Any plans on releasing a proper studio album?ES: Yes! This goes back to the difficulties of being an internationally touring band, as our costs are so high that it makes allocating funds for a full-on studio album much more difficult. But it’s definitely something we’re working on and are excited for.L4LM: Who are some of the artists you have met on this side of the pond that you have become close with, or been influenced by in some way?ES: This is definitely a tough one to answer. We’ve met so many awesome bands and musicians on the road and at festivals that have become part of our network/extended family here. The first group of people we really connected with was our good friends in Tweed. From there, we’ve had the pleasure of playing some shows with a couple of really amazing and talented local acts and friends including The Mushroom Cloud, Lord Electro, and In Flux.Other bands that we’ve crossed paths with and have really helped us out along the way are Broccoli Samurai and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. The guys from Pigeons and Broc Sam have really given us some invaluable advice from the beginning on what it’s like to be a touring band, and that’s really helped guide us to where we’re at today. Some of the other bands we’ve had the pleasure of meeting and performing alongside definitely are Lotus and The New Deal, both of whom have been huge influences on our sound. It was nice being able to discuss the intricacies of being an internationally touring band with The New Deal and see that they’ve had to deal with a lot of the same issue that we have.This past summer tour, we were lucky enough to get to play at two festivals that Lotus was headlining—Summerdance and Great North. What great guys that radiate the best of vibes! It was such a blast having Chuck Morris sit in with us for the second time, the first being in Denver on our very first U.S. tour. He’s just such a fun guy to play with and an all-around mensch. Another great highlight of this past summer tour was the whole band sitting in with Wyllys at a late night VIP DJ set at Summer Camp. Definitely look forward to linking up with him in the future.L4LM: Being on the road isn’t easy at all, but what happens out there that makes the grind so satisfying for you?ES: Being able to connect with the fans, both musically and personally, is one of the greatest feelings a musician can experience. All the time and effort that we put into making it all happen is instantly worth it the minute we look out into the crowd and see all the smiling faces. Being that we’re so heavily based in improv, it’s a really uplifting and unique experience to be able to get that instant feedback and energy from a crowd of fans dancing away. That alone makes it worth it and we wouldn’t trade that for anything else in the world.Tickets for G-Nome Project with Mr. Constant at Tonic Room on Thursday, Nov. 9th are currently 0n-sale and can be purchased here. For show updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page.Show Info:Bands: G-Nome Project w/ Mr. ConstantVenue: Tonic Room – 2447 N. Halsted Street – Chicago, IL 60614Date: Thursday – November 9th, 2017Time: Doors 8pm / Show 9pmTickets: $15adv / $20dos (Purchase tickets here) Israeli livetronica act G-Nome Project is currently on their fall tour in the U.S., with shows in Colorado this week as they make their way to Chicago for a headlining spot at the Tonic Room on Thursday, November 9th, which will see the group joined by up-and-coming psychedelic jam act Mr. Constant, a young trio that has been burning the midnight oil around the local since 2014. G-Nome Project, which is based in Jerusalem, has carved out a loyal fan base here in the States with their electro-funk stylings built on the basic tenets of all things jam, earning the ensemble headlining and festival appearances across the country (purchase tickets here).Live For Live Music recently spoke with keyboardist Eyal Salomon to discuss the difficulties of touring the United States as an international act, G-Nome Project‘s plans to release a proper studio album, connecting with fans on a musical and personal level, and the band’s relationship with other jam bands on the scene, including Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The New Deal, Lotus, and more. Check out the interview below.G-Nome Project Live at Nectar’s 9/1/15:
Senior Adam Newman represented Notre Dame’s College Democrats in a Sept. 6 episode of Fox News host Sean Hannity’s primetime show. Newman (Editor’s Note: Newman is a Viewpoint columnist.) said the Hannity show assembled a group of seven Republican and seven Democrat college students from schools across the country to discuss current issues. “Fox flew me out to New York, put me in a hotel in Times Square, had a driver to the hotel, a driver to the airport on the way home,” Newman said. “It was all inclusive, essentially.” For the debate, the students sat in three rows of chairs while Hannity posed questions about current events and called on certain students to answer. Newman said the students had received a list of 10 potential questions before the show, but they were not reflective of the questions Hannity actually asked. “Sean did not go by those at all,” he said. “[There was] no talk of foreign policy. It was more debt and deficits. I’d say a lot of the issues were covered, but not in the way they represented it … Them giving me those questions didn’t help at all.” Newman said he prepared beyond the scope of the questions he received to make sure he was ready for the debate. “This was an opportunity that many people would kill for, and I wanted to know leading up to it that I had done my best to prepare,” he said. “Even though we’re only talking about a three or four minute segment of me talking … [I did] a lot of fact checking, I watched a lot of his tape. I wrote out talking points for almost every issue, and it was definitely worth it.” Newman said he caught Hannity, a staunch conservative, off guard a couple times, but his favorite moments were edited out of the show. “[Hannity] took out parts that didn’t make him look good … It was an opportunity of a lifetime, and I think I did very well,” he said. “However, they did edit me out, and this is going to come across as egotistical, but they did edit me out because I did a very good job.” In the episode as it aired, Newman spoke about taxes and health care, but in an unaired segment, Newman said Hannity called him a Marxist after he expressed moderate agreement with a quote from Karl Marx. “He said, ‘You’re a communist, Adam, you’re a communist,’” Newman said. “I said, ‘Sean, I know what you do on this show, you call people names. I’m a moderate Democrat. I am not a Communist.’ At the time I wasn’t that affected by it. I don’t really care what he says. But after talking to my parents about it, it was interesting because I know that being called a Communist has a much different connotation for our parents’ age than for our age.” Newman said Hannity came off as a “bully” toward the students who appeared on his show. “These are college students. They’re younger. They’ve never been on TV before, and he went after them,” he said. “He was trying to embarrass them. He was trying to condescend them. He was picking on them, on the weaker ones … This is the Hannity I’m used to. I didn’t expect anything different, but for some people he did come off very rudely.” Newman said he expected Hannity to be friendlier in the green room before the show, but was surprised at his choice of conversation topic. “I know who he is on TV, and I would’ve thought that beforehand he would’ve been like, ‘How’s school going? What did you do this summer? What do you have going on this semester?’” he said. “He was right away like, ‘You’re a Democrat from Notre Dame. What’s going on with you, man? I didn’t know there were Democrats at Notre Dame.’ He was really going after me right away.” Despite Hannity’s argumentative tone, Newman said he is proud of his performance on the show and is grateful for the opportunity to defend his beliefs. “Thanks to College [Democrats’] leadership for putting me out there. They trust me enough to do this,” he said. “They were very kind and trusting, and I’m so thankful for their faith in me.” Clips from Newman’s appearance are available on foxnews.com.
Broadway Balances America It’s time to soar! Broadway Balances America, the special six-part series airing on Lifetime Television’s The Balancing Act, returned on October 29 with a behind-the-scenes look at the national tour of the Tony-winning revival of Stephen Schwartz’ Pippin. Amber Milt talks with Tony-winning director Diane Paulus and the show’s circus creator Gypsy Snider about the reimagined musical, which has become a must-see extravaganza. “When people come and see Pippin, I want them to be touched, and I want them to be motivated to live life with more passion, more truth and more daring,” says Snider. Click play! View Comments
Some 15.7 million workers earning less than Rp 5 million (US$339.6) and who are registered with the Workers Social Security Agency (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan) will receive Rp 600,000 in monthly assistance over four months. The government has allocated Rp 37.7 trillion from the state budget for the program.The government started the cash aid disbursement last week as part of its latest measure to boost consumer spending. It had transferred the aid to 1.9 million workers as of Wednesday, according to Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah as reported by kompas.com.The government has allocated Rp 695.2 trillion in stimulus to jack up the economy, which is expected to shrink by 1.1 percent at worst or grow by 0.2 percent at best this year, marking the worst economic performance since the 1998 Asian financial crisis.The economy contracted 5.32 percent in the second quarter as household spending, which accounts for more than half of Indonesia’s gross domestic product (GDP), shrank by 5.51 percent.Despite the falling consumer spending, the government had only disbursed around 28 percent of the stimulus as of Sept. 2, five months after the start of the outbreak, as red tape and a lack of citizens’ data held up the release of the much-needed assistance.Topics : The government’s wage subsidy program may continue into next year as the government works to boost people’s purchasing power and stimulate consumer demand, State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister Erick Thohir said on Wednesday.“We are hoping that if the program turns out to be effective, we can continue it [next year]. But the decision now is that the program will run until December,” he told reporters on Wednesday.The government will transfer the cash aid for millions of workers in September or October, as well as in November or December, he went on to say.
Advertisement Advertisement Comment Philippe Coutinho set to join Arsenal on season-long loan from Barcelona Philippe Coutinho has agreed to join Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are set to sign Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho on a season-long loan deal, according to reports in France.L’Equipe claim the Gunners have struck an agreement with the La Liga giants to sign the former Liverpool playmaker.Bilel Ghazi, who broke news of Neymar’s move to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 and his subsequent desire to return to Barcelona, claims Coutinho has agreed to move to the Emirates for the 19/20 campaign.The deal, should it go through, would be a huge coup for the Gunners given they’re unable to offer Champions League football.ADVERTISEMENT Coutinho is keen to play first team football (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are likely to pay Barcelona a significant loan fee for Coutinho, who joined the club in 2018 for a fee that could rise to £144m.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, his move to the Camp Nou has been far from a success and he was booed by a large section of home supporters throughout last season.The club are also desperate to recoup funds after signing Griezmann for around £107million from Atletico Madrid.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal completed a club record move for Lille winger Nicolas Pepe last week and had been expected to focus on defensive reinforcements in the last 48 hours of the transfer window.A centre-back was considered a priority, while Kieran Tierney remains first choice to be signed at left-back.However, with Coutinho desperate to leave the Camp Nou for first team football, an opportunity to sign the Brazilian appears to have been too good to turn down.MORE: Derby Count confirm Wayne Rooney signing Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 6 Aug 2019 2:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link18.6kShares
Español, Press Release, Public Health Con el fin de garantizar que los residentes de Pennsylvania tengan oportunidades de disfrutar de la recreación al aire libre de manera segura como una forma de mantener una salud física y mental positivas, y conforme a las órdenes estatales de quedarse en casa para mitigar la propagación de la COVID-19, el Gobernador Tom Wolf anunció hoy que la Administración Wolf está levantando algunas restricciones a las empresas relacionadas con ciertas actividades al aire libre.A partir del viernes 1 de mayo, los campos de golf, las marinas, los viajes de pesca guiados y los campamentos de propiedad privada pueden reabrir en todo el estado. Se les exige que cumplan con la guía de soporte vital para empresas y con las preguntas frecuentes publicadas por la Administración Wolf que incluyen información específica sobre la manera en que estas industrias recreativas al aire libre pueden reanudar sus actividades al tiempo que se prioriza la salud y la seguridad públicas. Los campamentos en los parques estatales permanecerán cerrados hasta el jueves 14 de mayo.“Los residentes de Pennsylvania se han mantenido resilientes a lo largo de esta crisis de la COVID-19. A medida que continuamos aplanando la curva con éxito para proteger nuestra salud física, es crucial que también nos centremos en nuestra salud física y mental durante estos tiempos sin precedentes. A medida que el clima se torna más cálido y los días se alargan por la luz del sol, disfrutar tiempo al aire libre es una manera importante de controlar el estrés”, dijo Wolf. “A medida que comenzamos a dar pasos medidos y limitados para reabrir nuestro estado, la reapertura de estas industrias ayudará a reconstruir nuestra economía y fortalecer nuestra salud mental”.Según un estudio reciente de la Kaiser Family Foundation, cerca de la mitad (45%) de los adultos en los Estados Unidos informaron que su salud mental se ha visto afectada negativamente debido a la preocupación y el estrés entorno a la COVID-19 con la posibilidad de que la carga probablemente continúe incluso cuando la amenaza de la pandemia disminuya.Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) publicaron guías sobre las visitas a parques y centros recreativos. Las empresas deben seguir estas guías en todo el estado y al realizar actividades al aire libre mientras la declaración de desastre estatal siga vigente. Las guías garantizarán la seguridad de las personas y las familias que participan en actividades al aire libre. Cumplir con ellas ayudará a disminuir la propagación de la COVID-19.Quédese cerca de casa: se alienta a los residentes de Pennsylvania a disfrutar de las actividades recreativas al aire libre permitidas dentro de su comunidad y evitar llenar de personas a los destinos populares.Practique el distanciamiento social: mantenga el mínimo recomendado a 6 pies de distancia entre sus compañeros recreacionistas. También se recomienda a los residentes de Pennsylvania el uso de una máscara o una prenda protectora que cubra la nariz y la boca cada vez que salgan. Si el estacionamiento en un parque está lleno o hay demasiadas personas en el mismo sendero, busque un lugar alternativo para recrearse. Cruce la calle para evitar pasar corriendo a otro corredor o espere más tiempo en un hoyo de golf para que un compañero de golf avance.Minimice el riesgo para los demás: las personas solo deben salir si se sienten saludables y no han estado expuestas a alguien que haya dado positivo en la prueba de COVID-19.Practique una buena higiene: lávese las manos con frecuencia con jabón y agua tibia durante 20 segundos. Si no dispone de agua y jabón, use un desinfectante para manos que contenga al menos 60% de alcohol. Evite las superficies que se tocan con frecuencia, como las manijas de puertas y las barandas.Tenga un plan: cree un plan de seguridad antes de salir al aire libre. Explique a los niños la necesidad de mantenerse alejados de los demás, incluso si se encuentran con un amigo mientras están afuera. Discuta con los socios el distanciamiento social mientras está en el campo de golf. Piense en cómo evitar a otros corredores de manera segura cuando esperan para cruzar la calle al mismo tiempo.“Practicar el distanciamiento social requiere un poco de planificación y paciencia, pero es necesario si queremos continuar aplanando la curva al tiempo que aseguramos que los residentes de Pennsylvania tengan oportunidades de desestresarse y hacer ejercicio físico”, dijo Wolf. “Encontrar el equilibrio entre disfrutar al aire libre y mantenerse a salvo solo es posible cuando todos los residentes de Pennsylvania respetan las mismas precauciones. Es crucial que todos los residentes de Pennsylvania cumplan con las guías de seguridad para permitir que estas actividades al aire libre sigan estando disponibles para el público”.Para obtener la información más actualizada sobre la COVID-19, visite on.pa.gov/coronavirus.Ver esta página en inglés. April 27, 2020 El Gobernador anuncia la reapertura limitada de las actividades recreativas al aire libre en todo el estado para ayudar a los residentes de Pennsylvania a mantener una salud mental y física positivas SHARE Email Facebook Twitter