Second time! Leading estate agency bags silverware at property awards

first_imgPygott & Crone, winners of three Gold Awards at The Negotiator Awards 2019, enjoyed another successful evening last week at the Lincolnshire Construction and Property Awards last, taking home multiple awards, including Agent of the Year.The fourth annual black-tie event welcomed 350 guests at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Lincoln, celebrating the success of key players and developments in the construction and property industry.Lincolnshire-based 11-branch estate agency Pygott & Crone was crowned Agent of the Year for the second time, for making a positive impact on the region’s property landscape. Following this success, director Tim Downing took home a special edition accolade for this year – ‘The Greater Lincolnshire Ambassador Award’ which recognises individuals in the industry who go above and beyond the core of their day job.Headquartered in Sleaford, Lincoln, with offices across Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and London, Pygott & Crone employs 120 people and provides estate agent services for clients in the public and private sectors, providing a high level of customer service.It has been a successful past year for Pygott and Crone, with solid growth in all areas of the business, including the employment of 12 new team members and successful property sales in excess of £250million across the UK.Jasper Caudwell, Chartered Surveyor at Pygott & Crone, said, “We are thrilled to be crowned Agent of the Year for the second time at the prestigious Lincolnshire Construction & Property Awards.“This win is testament to our dedicated and hardworking team and it recognises all the positive company growth that we’ve been working towards, as well as the high level of estate agent service we always strive to provide in the region and beyond.”Visit the Lincolnshire Construction and Property Awards site.Read more about Pygott & Crone.The Negotiator Awards 2020 will launch in April! Watch this space!Lincolnshire Construction and Property Awards Pygott & Crone The Negotiator Awards February 12, 2020Nigel 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 » Second time! Leading estate agency bags silverware at property awards previous nextAgencies & PeopleSecond time! Leading estate agency bags silverware at property awardsSleaford, Lincolnshire estate agency Pygott & Crone continues its winning streak with win at regional awards.Sheila Manchester12th February 20200637 Viewslast_img read more

Radiohead

first_imgConsidering the anticipation that has been attached to the new Radiohead material, for those of us who haven’t been bothered to download it already, the new single ‘There There’ is a disappointment. Thom York’s signature whine saves the song from sounding like a Talking Heads cover of an Oasis song, but ultimately that seems the more attractive concept. You simply can’t decipher what the hell he’s droning on about; York is almost becoming a self-parody. ‘There There’ lacks any identity as a song, and sounds distressingly like a filler. One interesting chord-change is not enough to hide the fact that this song is thoroughly dull.ARCHIVE: 4th week TT 2003last_img

Battel at Queens

first_imgA fault in the IT system at The Queen’s College has led to widespread confusion among students over how much they are expected to pay on their battels for college meals.A number of students were faced with an unpleasant shock last week, as their charges for Michaelmas Term were considerably higher than expected.According to one student, “the IT office seems to have made a mess of a significant number of students’ battels”.Those who reported that they had been overcharged were initially assured by the college that they would be refunded, but further controversy arose when a subsequent email was sent out from the bursary, telling students that these refunds were now being withdrawn.This was on the grounds that the error had occurred because the computer system had charged students for meals for the last six weeks of Michaelmas up until 31st January, having not charged these meals to the previous battels.Benjamin Willis, one of the students who was initially promised a refund, told Cherwell that frustration among JCR members is widespread.Willis also described the treatment he received as “completely incompetent”, revealing that the college’s Academic Administrator had sent an email to all students about the mix up, but had inadvertently attached the private correspondence between him and a member of the college office.Queen’s JCR passed a motion last Sunday that would allow students to monitor their battels online.The Queen’s College bursary declined to comment on the affair.last_img read more

Campaigners to protest Trump’s Oxford visit

first_imgProtestors have pledged to protest Donald Trump’s planned visit to Blenheim Palace, with Oxford Stand Up To Racism calling for people to demonstrate against the British government “rolling out the red carpet” for the controversial US president.Oxford Labour Muslim Network has also condemned the potential presidential visit, and Oxford and West Abingdon MP Layla Moran has said she will join protests against the president’s visit.The reaction from locals has been more mixed. One local publican offered the president a free drink if he stops by his pub, whilst Oxford City Councillor Tom Hayes demanded that the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner “pull on every lever at [his] disposal” to prevent Trump’s visit.Hayes argues that the president’s views are “alien to the majority if not all of Thames Valley” and that they will stir up support for the far-right in the area, endangering the safety of local residents. Hayes furthermore articulated his “concerns about the prospect of a hardcore band of far-right supports converging on communities within the Thames Valley.”The councillor added: “The birthplace of Winston Churchill – the man who defended Britain and the world against fascism – shouldn’t be rolling out the red carpet for fascism.”Oxford Stand Up To Racism have similarly accused the US leader of spreading the “politics of hate” and “incit[ing] racism and division”.A spokesman for Oxford Labour Muslim Network said: “Donald Trump is not welcome in Oxfordshire and not welcome in our country. Not now, not ever.”The group “call[s] on the good people of Oxford and Oxfordshire to stand in solidarity with us, Oxfordshire’s Muslim communities.”A poll of the readers of the Oxford Times found that 74% were opposed to Trump’s visit, while just 26% were in support.The planned three-day presidential visit is set to take place in July, with President Trump due to meet the Queen on the 13th, an event expected to be met with significant protests. Trump is due to dine at Blenheim Palace on the 12th, the second day of Trump’s first official visit to the UK since his election in 2016. This will be followed by a meeting with Theresa May at the Prime Minister’s country retreat in Buckinghamshire, Chequers.Blenheim Palace has yet to confirm the visit.last_img read more

Accidental death verdict on baker

first_imgAn inquest jury returned a verdict of ‘accidental death’ after a baker was killed in a blast at a pie factory in Huddersfield last year.Baker David Cole died after a build-up of gas in a 30-year-old oven at the Andrew Jones Pies Factory on 10 April last year. The inquest heard that gas had built up in the baking chamber as staff tried to light the oven between 10 to 20 times. It also heard that, when the oven exploded, the ‘safety’ explosion relief panel failed to act as it should have because it had been fixed with the wrong kind of bolts. In the blast, the oven door hit Cole with such force that he was flung across the bakery and the ceiling collapsed on top of him.In a statement, Andrew Jones said: “The tragic factory accident and death of David Cole last year was a huge shock to everyone and one that will never ever be forgotten. David was a loyal colleague and friend and is sadly missed by everyone. We will always remember him in our thoughts and prayers and our condolences go to his family and friends.”>>Shops reopen after fire tragedy at Andrew Jones Pieslast_img read more

Ghost-Note Shares Official Live Video Of “Swagism” From The Vogue [Pro-Shot]

first_imgGhost-Note shared their first-ever official live video release. The new pro-shot live performance of their 2018 album’s title track, “Swagism”, comes from their recent show with Lettuce at The Vogue Theatre in Indianapolis, IN on January 15th, 2019.The video showcases the immense musical talent of each of the band’s performers, including drummer Robert Sput Searight, percussionist Nate Werth, bassist MonoNeon, keyboardist Vaughn “V.Keys” Henry, guitarist Peter Knudsen, and horn/woodwind players Sylvester Onyejiaka and Jonathan Mones. With Sput serving as the master of ceremonies from behind the kit, the band takes “Swagism” out into the deepest depths of the funk.Check out the video below courtesy of Ninja Video:Ghost-Note – “Swagism” [Pro-Shot] – 1/15/19[Video: Ninja Video]Ghost-Note is currently on the road with Umphrey’s McGee in the Pacific Northwest. You can catch Ghost-Note and Umphrey’s this week in Bend, OR (3/7); Eugene, OR (3/8); and Seattle, WA (3/9). For a full list of their upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website here.If you’re a fan of Ghost-Note and their acclaimed 2018 album, Swagism, make sure you’re in the building at New Orleans, LA’s One Eyed Jacks on May 4th. For one night only, Ghost-Note will recreate Swagism live in concert featuring a slew of high-profile special guests featured on the album including Nigel Hall (Lettuce), Grammy-winning musician and producer Bobby Sparks II, Weedie Braimah, Alvin Ford Jr. (Pretty Lights, Dumpstaphunk, Trombone Shorty), Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, So So Topic, Prudence TheAuset, Elise Testone, Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce), and other surprise guests featured on the album.Tickets are on sale NOW at this link. For full event information, see below.Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2019Show: Live For Live Music Presents: Ghost-Note Plays Swagism (Live) Featuring Special Guests From The AlbumArtists: Ghost-Note w/ Nigel Hall, Bobby Sparks, Weedie Braimah, Alvin Ford Jr, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, So So Topic, Prudence Theauset Sneed, Elise Testone, Eric “Benny” Bloom & More Surprise Guests From The AlbumVenue: One Eyed Jacks – 615 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130Tickets: $30 Early-Bird (Limited Allotment) / $35 Advance / $40 Day Of ShowTime: Doors –  8:00 PM / Show – 9:00 PMlast_img read more

Faculty Council meeting held Sept. 1

first_imgAt its first meeting of the year on Sept. 1, the Faculty Council welcomed new members, reviewed history and policies, elected subcommittees for 2010-11, and discussed the work of the council in the new academic year.The council next meets on Sept. 15. The preliminary deadline for the Oct. 5 faculty meeting is Sept. 20 at 9:30 a.m.last_img

Feds bust $1M fraud ring

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Peter StrozniakWashington federal prosecutors busted a large fraud ring that stole nearly a $1 million from three credit unions and four banks over five years, according to a 60-count indictment filed in U.S District Court in Seattle last week.The indictment alleged between November of 2010 and the present, 10 individuals used 219 different bank accounts to steal more than $987,000 from the $13 billion Boeing Employees Credit Union in Tukwila, the $924 million TwinStar Credit Union in Lacey, the $1.1 billion Sound Credit Union in Tacoma, Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank, Banner Bank and KeyBank. continue reading »last_img

HHS orders 18 million doses of anthrax vaccine

first_img Besides the shelf-life bonus, the contract also provides for bonuses if the company makes progress toward winning regulatory approval for using the vaccine to help protect people after possible exposure to anthrax (postexposure prophylaxis, or PEP). The vaccine is currently approved only for preexposure use. Sep 26 Emergent BioSolutions news releasehttp://investors.emergentbiosolutions.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=202582&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1055689 The contract also includes $2.2 million to cover shipping costs for delivering doses to the national stockpile, the company said. HHS has a goal of acquiring a next-generation anthrax vaccine that would require fewer doses and cause fewer side effects. In 2004 the agency awarded an $877 million contract to VaxGen Inc., based in Brisbane, Calif., for 75 million doses of a vaccine based on a recombinant form of an anthrax protein called protective antigen. But last December HHS canceled the contract after problems with the vaccine’s stability caused VaxGen to miss a deadline for starting a phase 2 clinical trial. Under the contract, HHS also promises to pay Emergent up to $11.5 million for achieving certain steps toward winning a PEP indication for the vaccine, the company said. Officials said they expect to receive $8.8 million of that by the end of this year. Sep 26, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The federal government has awarded a $400 million contract to Emergent BioSolutions for another 18.75 million doses of anthrax vaccine, with a bonus to be paid if the company wins approval for extending the vaccine’s shelf life. Funds for the anthrax vaccine come from Project BioShield, a $5.6 billion program that Congress established in 2004 to promote development of medical countermeasures for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons by guaranteeing that the government would buy promising products. Sep 26 HHS news releasehttp://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2007pres/09/20070926a.html “HHS expects to issue a new rPA anthrax Vaccine Request for Proposals within the next month or so,” Wolfson added. HHS officials said in a statement today, “Today’s acquisition, in addition to the current stockpile of anthrax vaccine, will allow HHS to maintain a stockpile of at least 10 million doses of anthrax vaccine through 2011. In addition, HHS has two current contracts for the acquisition of anthrax antitoxins, to treat individuals with advanced anthrax disease.” See also: center_img Emergent BioSolutions, based in Gaithersburg, Md., previously sold a total of 10 million doses of AVA to HHS under contracts awarded in May 2005 and May 2006, according to a company news release. The 3-year contract for BioThrax vaccine, also known as Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed (AVA), is worth up to $448 million, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The vaccine will go into the Strategic National Stockpile of drugs and medical supplies for civilian use. HHS still aims to acquire 75 million doses of a new anthrax vaccine, or enough to immunize 25 million people, Wolfson told CIDRAP News by e-mail. He said the agency published a request for information from industry on a recombinant protective antigen (rPA) vaccine in May. The vaccine has an official 3-year shelf life, but the company applied to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last year to extend the shelf life to 4 years, the company said. If the FDA approves the application before the new contract expires in September 2010, the company will receive about $34 million to reflect an increase in the vaccine price. The company won’t get any of the money if the FDA doesn’t approve the change before the contract expires. The stockpile contains enough antibiotics to treat 40 million people for anthrax, according to Marc Wolfson, a spokesman for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. AVA, developed in the 1950s, is the only anthrax vaccine licensed in the United States. It requires six doses, with an annual booster recommended thereafter. More than 1.6 US military personnel have received the vaccine since 1998, but some have protested or refused the vaccine because of concern about side effects. In announcing the purchase, Rear Adm. Craig Vanderwagen, MD, HHS assistant secretary for preparedness and response, said, “Together with the already substantial supply of antibiotics, our nation’s first line of defense against an anthrax attack, this additional AVA anthrax vaccine will further broaden the stockpile’s medical countermeasures.” But major biotechnology companies showed little interest in the program. As a result, last December Congress passed a bill designed to strengthen the program. The bill established the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority within HHS, which can pay contractors when they achieve development milestones, instead of requiring them deliver finished products before they can get paid. Dec 20, 2006, CIDRAP News story “HHS cancels VaxGen anthrax vaccine contract”http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/bt/anthrax/news/dec2006vaxgen.htmllast_img read more