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first_imgHome » News » Marketing » Welsh 12-branch agency quits OTM for Zoopla previous nextMarketingWelsh 12-branch agency quits OTM for ZooplaFirm says switch followed portal review and decision on ‘best possible marketing’Nigel Lewis29th November 201601,069 Views Leading Welsh multi-branch agency Roberts and Co has says it is to leave OnTheMarket and re-join Zoopla.The company is based in Newport in South Wales and has a further eleven offices around the region and operates in both the sales and lettings markets covering Monmouthshire, Caerphilly, Torfaen and Blaenau.Roberts & Co, which was established in 2002, says that following an internal portal review it concluded that returning to Zoopla Property Group offers its vendors and landlords the best possible marketing for their properties.Director Mark Roberts (pictured), said: “It was the right time to review our portals [after a] Roberts & Co re-branding – the opportunities that Zoopla Property Group can now offer us as a result of the Property Software Group acquisition [by ZPG] are very exciting and now is the right time to be part of this.”OnTheMarket.com has already taken Roberts and Co’s properties and listing off its website. The Negotiator contacted OnTheMarket but its spokesperson said they did not want to comment.Roberts and Co are well known in the industry, and locally, for another reason. One of its other directors, Alan Darlow, is a friend of singer David Essex and in 2008 backed the star’s new musical All The Fun of the Fair which went on to be a hit including a spell at London’s Garrick Theatre.Alan’s daughter, Katie Darlow, who works at Roberts & Co managing its Newport branch, at one point appeared in the show.Newport OnTheMarket Roberst and Co Wales Zoopla November 29, 2016Nigel 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 2021last_img read more


first_imgEmployers are obliged to provide information to, and consult with, trade union or other appropriate representatives where they propose to make 20 or more employees redundant at one establishment within 90 days or less.Traditionally, employers did not have to consult with employees’ representatives about the reasons for proposed redundancies. The duty was interpreted as a requirement simply to consult about how to carry out any redundancy programme that management deemed necessary.But that position has changed as a result of last year’s decision by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the case of UK Coal Mining vs the National Union of Mineworkers.The case concerned Ellington colliery in North-umberland, which, for years, had faced financial problems, potential redundancies and closure. In 2005, a flood suspended mining, affecting profits. Management decided that closure was inevitable and cited safety concerns as the reason for redundancies; 158 workers were made redundant in less than a month from the first announcement.Newcastle Employment Tribunal found as a fact that the purported safety reason for the closure was untrue and that the economic viability of the mine was the main reason for the closure.Although some limited consultation was found to have taken place, it considered that this focused on alternative employment and the calculation of redundancy and other payments. Whenever the union made requests or suggestions relating to other matters, such as challenging the closure of the colliery on safety grounds, it was found that the employer had effectively ignored them.The tribunal accorded the maximum protective award of 90 days and held that the employer could not rely upon the special circumstances defence, as it had deliberately provided a false reason for the redundancy proposals.As to whether the employer was obliged to consult on the decision to close the mine, the union accepted that the tribunal was bound by existing case law, which stated that no such duty existed.The employer appealed and the union cross-appealed. The EAT dismissed the employer’s appeal. It went on to rule that EU law had widened the scope of the consultation obligation to include consultation over the avoidance of dismissals that, by implication, extends to consulting about the reasons for the proposed redundancies.Summing upWell-advised employers have, for some time, produced cases outlining why they are contemplating making multiple redundancies, as a matter of good practice and in order to dispel any concerns that the proposed dismissals are not genuine.Given the decision of the EAT, an employer will now normally be required to provide the information and should expect to have its reasoning challenged.The extent to which an employer can be required to disclose sensitive financial information to support its reasoning (or challenges to it), in order to comply with the duty to consult, is still unclear, and is likely to prove a contentious area.l Ray Silverstein is a partner at law firm Browne Jacobson LLP, advising clients on a wide variety of employment issues—-=== Key issues for consideration ===l Reasons given for proposed multiple redundancies must be truthful, otherwise an employer will be financially penalised.l When contemplating making multiple redundancies, an employer must now consult on the reasons for them if redundancies appear inevitable.l The duty to consult over the reasons for the proposed redundancies should not have a significant impact on timescales, but should be borne in mind by an employer.last_img read more


first_img Raj Sarkar FOLLOW US COMMENT First Published: 9th December, 2019 17:10 IST Last Updated: 9th December, 2019 17:10 IST Conor McGregor Mocked By Sugar Ray Leonard For His Boxing Skills; Watch Video Conor McGregor is a deadly boxer and his left hand has defeated a lot of great fighters. However, Sugar Ray Leonard may not agree. Read what Sugar Ray said. Also Read | Jorge Masvidal Wooed By Amanda Nunes’s Stunning First Round Knockout Win At UFC 239Also Read | Boxing: Dillian Whyte Talks About Offering Deontay Wilder $50 Million+ Dollars For A Fight Written Bycenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Conor McGregor shocked the combat sports community with his cross-over fight against Floyd Mayweather back in 2017. After an energetic start, Conor McGregor lost his way in the middle of the fight and was knocked out in round number 10. Floyd Mayweather left the arena with a clean boxing record of 50 wins. Boxing veteran Sugar Ray Leonard did not miss the opportunity to take a dig at Conor McGregor’s sparring skills.Also Read | Khabib Nurmagomedov Outshines Anthony Joshua And Andy Ruiz Jr At Clash On The DunesUFC: Sugar Ray Leonard mocks Conor McGregorIn a recent video segment, Sugar Ray Leonard was seen impersonating some of the best boxers of the era. The 63-year-old American boxer has knocked out 25 big men in his pro boxing career and is still remembered as one of the finest of the sport. So what does he feel about modern-day boxers? The former world champion impersonated Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquaio, Deontay Wilder, Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali before taking a hilarious dig at Conor McGregor’s patented ‘hammerfists’.Sugar Ray Leonard displayed how different boxers use their invincible power to get over their opponents. He had a sweet mouth for all his contemporaries. The former world champion impersonated Deontay Wilder’s brutal right hand, Floyd Mayweather’s unparalleled defence, Manny Pacquaio’s speedy combination before taking a shot at Conor McGregor. See how Sugar Ray Leonard mocked Conor McGregor’s boxing skills against Floyd Mayweather in a recent video. LIVE TV Also Read | UFC: Former Champion Renan Barao Released From UFC After 5 Straight LossesUFC: Conor McGregor’s current statusThe Irish Giant is looking forward for his UFC return on January 18, 2020, against Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone. There’s no hiding the fact that Conor McGregor had a pretty bad run in the sport since his boxing defeat against Floyd Mayweather. After Mayweather, Conor McGregor went against Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title at UFC 229. However, he failed to defeat the undefeated Dagestani. With two back to back big losses, Conor McGregor is desperate to get back into the win column in his upcoming bout at UFC 246. WATCH US LIVElast_img read more


first_imgMinnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson makes his way off an NFL football practice field at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minn., Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Peterson said he is certain he will play Sunday despite a serious personal matter that caused him to miss practice earlier this week. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Elizabeth Flores)by Dave CampbellAP Pro Football Writer  MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Adrian Peterson was 7, he saw his older brother die in a bike accident when he was hit by a drunken driver.For Peterson’s teenage years, his father was in prison. He grew up poor in east Texas. Shortly before the Minnesota Vikings drafted him in 2007, a half-brother, was shot and killed.Long before Peterson began running through the NFL record book, he learned to turn tragedy into fuel for an exceptional career. Football has always been his escape, and now he’s dealing with more off-the-field strife.One of Peterson’s sons, a victim of alleged child abuse, died Friday of severe head injuries suffered in the attack. The man charged in the case, Joseph Patterson, was home alone with the 2-year-old boy Wednesday and called 911 to report he was choking, according to police. Patterson was the boyfriend of the child’s mother.Peterson missed practice Thursday to be in Sioux Falls, S.D., where the boy lived with his mother and Patterson. He returned to the Vikings on Friday.“Things that I go through, I’ve said a thousand times, it helps me play this game to a different level,” he said after practice, about an hour after the child’s death. “I’m able to kind of release a lot of my stress through this sport, so that’s what I plan on doing.”Twitter has been filled with public condolences for Peterson and his loved ones. From LeBron James to Barry Sanders to Josh Groban, his peers, opponents and admirers expressed their sadness and support.“Praying for you and your family. May God give you the strength,” tweeted New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck, whose team plays the Vikings on Oct. 21.The Vikings play Carolina on Sunday, and Peterson promised to participate.“I’ll be ready to roll, focused,” he said.That’s no surprise to anyone who’s known him.“The death of his brother at that young age drove him to want to be the very best that he could be,” said Steve Eudey, who was Peterson’s youth football coach and a mentor to him growing up. “Because in his opinion, Brian was always better than he was and he felt he had to live up to those expectations.”Peterson’s relationship with the dead son was not known publicly, but the boy did not carry Peterson’s name. Peterson has another son, Adrian Jr., who lives with him, he confirmed on Twitter on Saturday in attempt to clarify his family situation.“He’s a wonderful human being,” said Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, who coached Peterson in college. “He’s a very faithful, strong, Christian guy that we all dearly, we all love him. We’re all there for him. Incredibly tragic event. He’s a great a kid, a great man, a great kid when I had him.”Adrian Peterson Jr. showed up at training camp this year and posed for pictures after one practice with his dad. Peterson also has a daughter; he tweeted last month about how she teased him about Minnesota’s loss that afternoon to Cleveland.“So my daughter is laying here under me and just out the blue she says … I can’t believe you lost to the Browns Daddy!” Peterson posted Sept. 22.Peterson’s half brother, Chris Paris, was killed in Houston the night before the NFL’s scouting combine, where Peterson and the rest of the draft prospects worked out for all 32 teams. After wondering whether he could find the strength to participate, he remembered Paris’s recent encouragement to him to represent his hometown of Palestine, Texas, well with a strong showing there in Indianapolis.That day was hard, but growing up might’ve been ever harder.Peterson’s dad, Nelson Peterson, was sent to prison for drug dealing when his soon-to-be-famous son was 13. Six years prior to that, Peterson’s brother, Brian, who was 11 months older than him, died in front of him in that horrific car-bike crash. The two Peterson boys were tight.So after all that, then came the latest sorrow. Peterson was surrounded by a swarm of media members, cameras and recorders in a three-deep half-circle in the Vikings’ locker room Friday. He was asked how he has dealt with such adversity.“Just staying prayed up. One thing I always bounce back to is that the good Lord never gives you more than you can bear, than you can handle. So I’m built tough,” he said.His teammates didn’t have to be reminded about that.“Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. We’re there for him with whatever he needs and try and help his morale and be there for him,” fellow running back Toby Gerhart said.___AP Sports Writers Schuyler Dixon in Dallas and Jon Krawczynski in Minneapolis contributed to this report.___Dave Campbell on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DaveCampbellAP___AP NFL website: http://www.pro32.ap.orglast_img read more


first_imgBy John BurtonSuper Storm Sandy was a bipartisan storm, displacing both Republican and Democratic mayors, whose homes were damaged it the storm’s wake.Like so many of their constituents, mayors of Sea Bright, Highlands, Little Silver and Oceanport saw their homes so damaged by last October’s storm they became displaced and three of them still have not returned.Oceanport Mayor Michael Mahon and his family had to rely on relatives after the storm. But “I’m one of the lucky ones,” he insisted. His home was repaired sufficiently, allowing the Mahons to return right around last year’s holidays.The others aren’t so lucky.“My home is no longer my home,” said Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long, as she looks toward a year out of her residence. Over the past year, while working on the overwhelming magnitude of issues her community faces following the storm’s devastating effects on the oceanfront community, Long and her family had to address dealing with their own situation.Like so many others in the community, they’ve been at odds with their insurance providers and have had to deal with government red tape, as they attempted to access the various programs intended to assist residents.“You live by the water, you know the risk, you buy a policy,” Long said. “I get it.“But then you’re told it won’t cover your home,” she added.According to Long, her policy should have allowed for $205,000. Instead the carrier is saying she is entitled to $5,000 for her home contents and $60,000 for damages. “My cheapest repair bill is $75,000. And that’s if I cut corners,” she said.“The cruel joke is they don’t give you enough to fix,” she charged.Long is currently waiting for the final determination for the state’s Rehabilitation, Reconstruction, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) grant program before her family can make any final determination on what they’ll do.Mayor Frank Nolan, saw not only one, but two homes structurally damaged by the storm, his family’s and his mother-in-law’s, that he has been caring for. “I just paid my 12th rent payment,” on the rental his family has been using, after having spent approximately 17 days in a housing shelter at Henry Hudson Regional High School.Everything in both homes is being replaced as well as the other work that needs to be accomplished, which he said, “puts me in the same position as most of the downtown residents,” of High­lands, where about 1,250 of the approximately 1,500 homes were damaged to some degree.“It’s frustrating for me, it’s frustrating for everybody,” dealing with contractors, insurance adjusters and red tape. Nolan said he was ready to scream recently, when the windows and doors order arrived and were the wrong ones, causing another delay.Work is moving forward on Little Silver Mayor Robert Neff’s home, slowly but surely, Neff pointed out. Like others he’s had to replace everything in the family home and repair it from the flooding. “Between my wife, my kids and volunteers, I did much better than I might otherwise,” he noted, as everyone pitched in to help clean out the structure, filling two 1-ton dumpsters, to make way for the work.“We’re pretty grateful to be where we are a year from this because of all the help we had,” he said.Neff is very close to being back, hopefully within the week, he said. “It’s been a long year but we’re getting there,” he said.Nolan said he’s about “10 percent away” from returning home.For Long and her family, things remain up in the air. And this experience has caused her and her family to rethink some basic things.“It has certainly changed my relationship with the material world,” she said.“I’m certainly content to rent for the rest of my life,” she said.last_img read more


first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsBeggars can’t be choosers.Which is why the Nelson franchise will gladly take its first two points of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season, a 3-2 victory over the visiting Penticton Lakers Sunday afternoon a the NDCC Arena.Connor McLaughlin scored the winning goal midway through the third period to give Nelson its first win in five attempts.Twice the 2010 KIJHL finalists took a one-goal advantage.Colton Schnell gave the Leafs a 1-0 when he tucked the centering pass past Adam Harris in the Laker nets.Andriano Mungioli tied the game in the second before Patrick Martens restored the Nelson lead with an unassisted marker just over a minute later.But Rylie Gallagher beat Marcus Beesley three minutes into the final frame setting up McLaughlin to be the hero.Nelson out shot Penticton 30-22 in the contest.Nelson netminder Beesley registered his first junior hockey win.The win lifted the weight of the world off the Heritage City franchise especially after Nelson took it on the chin Friday and Saturday against two Murdoch Division opponents.Beaver Valley Nitehawks doubled the Green and White 6-3 at the NDCC Arena to open the weekend on a sour note.Six different Nitehawks found the score sheet for the visitors.McLaughlin had three points for Nelson, two goals and an assist.Braden Redschlag rounded out the scoring for Nelson.Beesley registered the loss for the Leafs.Saturday, the Grand Forks Border Bruins looked like KIJHL contenders against the Leafs.The Bruins scored six power play goals, including three in the opening period to erase a 1-0 deficit, en route to a 6-2 trashing in the Boundary City.Nelson gets another shot at the Bruins when the teams hook up Friday in Grand Forks.Saturday, the Fernie Ghostriders, the team Nelson edged in the Kootenay Conference final, pay a visit to the Heritage City.Puck drops at 7 [email protected]last_img read more


first_imgThe new HD Golden Gate signal also will feature three new cameras: one on the starting gate, a camera near the walking ring to enhance paddock coverage and a scenic camera. The track will implement a new HD graphics package, similar in format to the one currently in use at Santa Anita, but with a style unique to Golden Gate. More cameras will be added in the future. On-track patrons will be able to watch Golden Gate’s races on 500 new HD televisions that have been installed on the Turf Club tables, in the Top of the Stretch betting carrels and throughout the Golden Gate facility. The HD Golden Gate Fields signal will be contractually produced by the track’s longtime vendor, Pegasus Communications, which also produces the HD signal for Santa Anita Park. Pegasus and Santa Anita were honored as 2015’s Outstanding Simulcast at the International Simulcast Conference. ALBANY, CALIF. – Golden Gate Fields on March 17 will begin to broadcast its races using high-definition cameras and video, The Stronach Group has announced.center_img “Taking the Golden Gate broadcast signal HD is another example of The Stronach Group’s continuing commitment to long-term racing in California,” said Joe Morris, Senior Vice President of West Coast Operations. “Golden Gate, with its scenic location and near year-round racing, is made to be seen in HD and we are excited to make this investment in the bayside track’s future.” Live racing at Golden Gate Fields, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, generally is conducted four days a week on a Thursday-Sunday schedule. Closing day for the Winter/Spring Meet is June 12.last_img read more


first_imgChed Evans is suing the lawyers who represented him in a rape trial in an attempt to recoup a potential fortune of millions in lost earnings.The Sheffield United striker, who is currently on loan at Fleetwood, spent two-and-a-half years in prison after being convicted or raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room at the end of a drunken night out in north Wales in 2011. RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED He was also named in the Professional Footballers’ Association team of the year for the division – and many supporters said he would have gone on to play in the Premier League.Evans, now 29, is playing on loan for Fleetwood, but will argue he has missed out on a potential fortune due to his conviction.He pursued Sheffield United, who were employing him at the time of his arrest, for lost wages, but the maximum amount a person who is wrongfully convicted can claim is only £500,000.A windfall of millions of pounds could come his way as he looks set for the High Court in April next year for the civil case against Brabners.A spokesperson for the law firm said: “Brabners put forward a strong defence of the criminal case against Ched Evans following a thorough process and we are vigorously defending our handling of the case. MONEY no dice Evans has insisted he is innocent throughout ADVICE 2 REVEALED BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions However, a retrial in 2016 found him not guilty.Evans is now claiming he was badly advised by legal firm Brabners, who defended him in the initial trial in 2012.He could receive hundreds of thousands – or even millions – of pounds in damages if successful in proving malpractice.At the time of his arrest, Evans was the Blades’ top scorer and was on a wage of around £18,000-a-week, making him one of the highest paid players in League One at the time. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Latest Football News Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Evans is currently playing at Fleetwood Town – on loan from Sheffield United Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury huge blow Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move “We believe the claim for damages is entirely without merit.”Evans’ retrial that led to his acquittal was highly controversial.The jury was allowed to hear the sexual history of the complainant – a decision that outraged women’s support groups and campaigners.In court, Evans did admit to not speaking to the woman, before, during or after the sex and left the hotel via a fire exit.last_img read more


first_imgYour shot may look good on camera, but is it good enough for the editing suite? Save yourself (or your editor) some frustration with the three-second rule.As an editor, the one problem that drives me up the wall is footage that wasn’t captured for the edit. These are the shots captured only to look good on camera, rather than contributing to a fully assembled movie. So how do you avoid this? Is there a secret ingredient for successful coverage? Is there a special time frame for capturing golden footage? Have no fear — the answer is yes!Let me introduce you to a method I like to call the three-second rule. It’s a game-changing rule that I follow on nearly every shoot. The rule is this: the shooter (cinematographer, camera op, etc.) captures golden footage that lasts for at least three seconds. This is three seconds of uninterrupted, smooth, usable beauty. If the three seconds of coverage is hindered by anything, then it doesn’t count as usable golden footage. That means no jitters on the tripod, no guy looking down the lens off in the distance, or nobody waving at your camera during the wedding thinking you’re the photographer. You need to capture clean and clear footage for a minimum of three seconds. That’s it. In this video, let me show you what I mean, and why. Beyond Three Seconds?I’m sure you’re saying to yourself, “Zach, what about five seconds or how about even ten? The more footage the better, right?”If you’ve got the shot, then you’ve got the shot. There’s no need to capture ten seconds if the editor is only going to use three. Usable data will get burned, and more importantly, time will get wasted during the shoot. As an editor, I’d rather have variety then pointless duration. If you want to play it safe, I recommend capturing gold for seven seconds max. Again, make sure it’s gold! If the seven seconds is garbage, then film it until you have something usable — just remember chances are the editor is only going to use three seconds.When This Rule Doesn’t ApplyWhile the three-second rule is dynamite for a vast majority of edits, there are some projects that might need coverage that lasts longer. My recommendation is to talk to the editor and director before filming a single second of coverage. That way you can determine the style and motivation.Looking for more video tutorials? Check these out.Video Tutorial: The Audio Transition You Need to Start UsingProduction Tips for Shooting in Outdoor Lighting ConditionsVideo Tutorial: Build Your Own $50 Car-Side Camera MountThe Benefits of Working with 4K Footage in a 1080 SequenceWhat Else Can You Do with Your 360° and VR Video Footage?last_img read more

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