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Barclays sees profits tumble

first_img whatsapp Tuesday 9 November 2010 8:47 pm Share More From Our Partners Fort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest KCS-content Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULL INVESTORS reacted positively yesterday despite Barclays unveiling quarterly pre-tax profits of £1.27bn (excluding own credit), a 28 per cent drop on last year. Including own credit losses – the effect of mark-to-market write-downs – profit plunged 76 per cent to £327m.Barclays stock climbed by over three per cent throughout the day in part due to an unexpectedly speedy improvement in impairments, which fell 31 per cent. Basic earnings per share were down seven per cent to 21.3p, but the bank decided to re-issue a quarterly dividend of 1p. It reported that it has set aside £1.6bn for bonuses as outgoing CEO John Varley called the results “resilient despite a subdued economic environment and moderate volumes”.Varley is to be replaced by current Barclays Capital chief Bob Diamond, whose division was the biggest drag on profits. Pre-tax profit was wiped out, dropping 149 per cent to record a £182m loss. The bank blamed the figures on mark-to-market write-downs combined with a generally difficult climate for investment banks. There was good news on the bank’s capital ratio. It reported a core tier one ratio of 10 per cent, no change from last quarter. The bank said it estimated the costs of complying with Basel III would be £150bn, with £50bn to be absorbed by management decisions. Barclays sees profits tumble last_img read more

15 reasons to get the new issue of Rugby World magazine

first_imgThe April 2020 edition is packed with exclusive interviews and expert insight – find out what’s inside here Former England lock Martin Haag, who now sits on the Cornish Pirates board, gives his verdict on how the RFU’s reduction in funding will affect Greene King IPA Championship clubsEngland Women’s Sarah BeckettThe 21-year-old back-rower is a key member of the England team chasing back-to-back Grand Slams. She reflects on her journey to international rugbySurrounded: Josh van der Flier takes on the Wales defence (Getty Images)The making of Josh van der FlierThe flanker is becoming an ever more important member of Ireland’s back row. We find out about his route to the top – from those who’ve helped him get thereWelcome to my club… Stirling CountyOn Scotland’s famous Burns Night, Rugby World takes in some Super6 action under the looming Wallace MonumentNew-look FranceSean Holley analyses how Fabien Galthie’s side have stepped up on both sides of the ball – and explains why this could be the start of a golden era for FranceProp star: Scotland’s Zander Fagerson in action against Italy (Getty Images)Scotland prop Zander FagersonThe front-rower has come a long way since spending is days mountain biking. He talks fatherhood, fitness and finding his wayPaul Grayson column“We have to get backchat out of the game. It’s not a good look.” The former England fly-half talks that – and why he’s so impressed with FranceFace-off debateTake the points or kick for the corner? Read both sides of the argument on what teams should do when awarded a penaltyPlus, there’s all this…Italy captains Luca Bigi and Giada FrancoJamaica Sevens stalwart Conan OsborneEdinburgh centre Mark BennettDragons prop Brok HarrisWorld Cup 2023 drawRising stars Marcus Street and Grace BrookerIreland No 8 turned BBC commentator Jamie HeaslipGrass-roots club news The April 2020 issue of Rugby World magazine is on sale until 30 March 2020.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 15 reasons to get the new issue of Rugby World magazineThe latest issue of Rugby World magazine shines a spotlight on the young stars making an impact in the Six Nations. From Alldritt to Zander, we have exclusive interviews and expert insight so you can find out more about this new generation.Those are the success stories at the top end of the game; we also have an eight-page special report on the perils of being thrown into elite rugby too early. Knowing when someone is ready to make that step up is a delicate balancing act.Plus, there are all our regular features in the April 2020 edition. Here are 15 reasons to get the new issue of Rugby World magazine…Ball player: England’s Lewis Ludlam in training (Getty Images)England back-row Lewis LudlamFrom private education to preparation, Bargain Hunt to Bolognese, the Northampton Saint covers myriad topics with Rugby WorldSpecial Report: Too Much, Too SoonRW’s Alan Dymock looks at why the physical and mental demands of the elite game can overwhelm young pros – and celebrates those who ensure the kids are alrightStephen Jones column“Replacements guarantee a climax of chaos, not tension.” Our columnist explains why he thinks rugby should revert to a time when only injured players could be substitutedOn the attack: Aaron Wainwright tries to get through a French tackle (Getty Images)Wales flanker Aaron Wainwright He’s a latecomer to rugby, but the Dragons youngster is rising to the challenge in every way. RW’s Alan Pearey reportsEuropean Champions Cup quarter-final previewsThe best clubs in Europe will go head-to-head for a place in the last four at the start of April. We provide a detailed look at all four match-ups – and look ahead to the Challenge Cup quarters tooWhat it’s like to… suffer a strokeFormer Bath and England star Steve Ojomoh explains why every day is a blessing after having a stroke in 2018France No 8 Gregory AlldrittMan of the Match in France’s first two Six Nations matches this year, the La Rochelle back-rower talks through his thunderous riseThe Championship cuts LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Force vs Chiefs Highlights – Super Rugby Round 7

first_imgSunday Apr 8, 2012 Force vs Chiefs Highlights – Super Rugby Round 7 Force vs Chiefs (better quality highlights will replace these soon)ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Super Rugby 2012 Highlights Related Articles 465 WEEKS AGO Bulls vs Lions Highlights – Super Rugby Round… 465 WEEKS AGO Sharks vs Cheetahs – Super Rugby Round 18… 465 WEEKS AGO Stormers vs Rebels Highlights – Super Rugby… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Officials have backtracked after new evidence shows that Tomkinson’s red card featured no foul play

first_imgWednesday Feb 20, 2019 Officials have backtracked after new evidence shows that Tomkinson’s red card featured no foul play After receiving a red card against the Chiefs, Highlanders back Sio Tomkinson has received some good news following a disciplinary hearing via video conference. Tomkinson was sent off for his no-arms shoulder tackle on Brodie Retallick in the opening weekend of Super Rugby. ADVERTISEMENTThe decision at the time was viewed as an “incredibly harsh red card” and stirred debate amongst fans and pundits.After a thorough examination of the incident, a SANZAAR Judicial Committee Hearing found Tomkinson not guilty of contravening Law 9.13 Dangerous Tackling and Law 9.16 Dangerous Charge.Law 9.13: A player must not tackle an opponent early, late or dangerously. Dangerous tackling includes, but is not limited to, tackling or attempting to tackle an opponent above the line of the shoulders even if the tackle starts below the line of the shouldersLaw 9.16: A player must not charge or knock down an opponent carrying the ball without attempting to grasp that player.In his finding, the Judicial Committee Chairman Michael Heron QC ruled the following:“The Judicial Committee conducted a detailed review of all the available evidence, including all camera angles and relevant match reports. The Committee heard evidence from the player, a member of the Highlanders’ coaching staff, and received submissions from his legal representative, Aaron Lloyd.“The Committee adjourned the hearing to make further inquiries with the match referee and received additional information from him. With the benefit of this further information, the Judicial Committee was satisfied on the balance of probabilities that the referee was wrong in issuing the Red Card. The Committee determined to remove the red card from the Player’s record.ADVERTISEMENT“The Judicial Committee found that the Player made contact with his shoulder to the shoulder of the Chiefs player. On careful review of the footage, and on receiving further evidence, the Committee determined that the Player did not make contact with the head of the Chiefs player and he did attempt to use his arm in the attempted tackle.“Due to the rapid change in angle from the Chiefs player, and the tackle of the other Highlanders player involved, the incident appeared to be more significant that it was. The Committee had the benefit of lengthy analysis and review of the footage and the other evidence which enabled it to determine that there was no contact to the head by the Player and no foul play.“Accordingly, there was not a breach of Law 9.13 or 9.16. The player is therefore free to play.”Tomkinson will therefore be up for selection when the Highlanders host the Reds in Dunedin on Friday.ADVERTISEMENTUPCOMING SUPER RUGBY GAMES:Fri 22 February: Highlanders v Reds @ Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin (19:35)Sat 23 February: Sunwolves v Waratahs @ Prince Chichibu Stadium Tokyo (13:15)Sat 23 February: Crusaders v Hurricanes @ Christchurch Stadium, Christchurch (19:35)Sat 23 February: Brumbies v Chiefs @ GIO Stadium, Canberra (19:45)Sat 23 February: Sharks v Blues @ Jonsson Kings Park, Durban (15:05)Sat 23 February: Stormers v Lions @ DHL Newlands, Cape Town (17:15)Sat 23 February: Jaguares v Bulls @ Jose Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires (18:40)Bye: Rebels*all times local Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

House Lev / Metarquitectura

first_imgCopyHouses•Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Mexico House Lev / Metarquitectura 2008 ArchDaily Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Area:  890 m² Area:  890 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Patrick López Jaime+ 13 Share Architects: Metarquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Projects photographs:  Patrick López JaimePhotographs:  Patrick López JaimeSave this picture!© Patrick López JaimeRecommended ProductsCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreCeramicsApavisaTiles – JewelsText description provided by the architects. Lev House is a reflection of a detailed work of architectural project in which it was decided to use a sober language through basic geometries that broke the constructive logic of the materials used.Save this picture!© Patrick López JaimeThe project is solved in two floors which order the architectural program having as main reference the large garden of the house, obtaining the appropriate orientation in each of the spaces.Save this picture!© Patrick López JaimeThe commitment to the use of concrete in ruffles obviously exposes the advantages of this material and results in volumes that defy gravity. The horizontalities manifested in various aspects of the work, since the election in that the centering of the concrete walls, the modulation of the outer timber and wood and iron designed cancelería. Save this picture!© Patrick López JaimeThe main structural challenge was flown solve using a clean structure that integrates the architectural design using mixed steel and concrete elements. The house “play” with the idea of using heavier material such as concrete in ruffles, giving an aspect of lightness to a material that is not.Save this picture!© Patrick López JaimeThe construction is responding to contemporary language and subtle, eliminating entirely ornamental elements that they don´thave function.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessYAP IM-Debris Competition Entry / Yalin Architectural DesignUnbuilt ProjectAD Recommends: Best of the WeekArticles Share Year:  2008 Year:  “COPY” House Lev / MetarquitecturaSave this projectSaveHouse Lev / Metarquitectura “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMetarquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesMexicoPublished on April 01, 2013Cite: “House Lev / Metarquitectura” 01 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Terrazzo BlackStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Basiq SeriesIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows – EvenMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsECLISSESliding Door Opening System – ECLISSE Push&PullStonesMarini MarmiNatural Stone – Nuvolato di GréMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Pirajá House / Estúdio BRA

first_imgArchDaily CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Pinheiros, Brazil Manufacturers: Brasil Imperial, Pedras Armani, Reka Iluminação, TableriaLandscape Design:Flávia TiraboschiStructure:Estrutec EngenhariaHydraulic And Electrical:MartengeConstruction:DJAMetal Structure:Gomez e MoraesManagement:Estúdio BRAWood Work:Rutra MarcenariaAuthors:André Di Gregorio, Rodrigo MaçonilioDesign Team:Beatriz Rocha, Lorran Siqueira, Alanna Scarcelli, Júlia BrückmannHydraulic:MartengeElectrical:MartengeCity:PinheirosCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Maíra AcayabaRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. A roof turned into a slab gardenBelonging to the third generation of the same family, this house in the city of Sao Paulo was renovated to receive the new residents, a young couple and their dog. The overly compartmentalized spaces with low lighting and low ceiling did not meet expectations.Save this picture!© Maíra AcayabaIn order to adapt the house to the contemporary way of living, the old structure was demolished and only the masonry walls were maintained, which are made of solid brick and had a structural function.Save this picture!Courtesy of Estúdio BRASave this picture!Courtesy of Estúdio BRAAfter the demolition, the urban plot measuring 4×24 meters was occupied with the new program which was divided into three levels: ground floor, upper and garden cover.Save this picture!© Maíra AcayabaOn the ground floor the interpretation of the spatial organization is clear, the dialogue between the kitchen, living room, garden, barbecue is frank, free of vertical closures.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!First Floor PlanThe course begins in the frontal retreat in which the landscaping formed by species native to the Atlantic forest makes the arrival the house seductive. The access to the house is from a pivoting door and a sliding frame, which when open completely allow the extension of the social area.Save this picture!Section AAThe dining table next to the island made of marble cooking organize on one side the kitchen and on the other the circulation of those who go to the living area. The kitchen is composed of furniture designed in carpentry by the Architects, floor in hydraulic tile and stone bench. Together, the environments measure 3.60 x 5.15 meters.Save this picture!© Maíra AcayabaIn the living room, the structure becomes apparent: cylindrical section metal pillars, metal beams, panel slabs, massive bricks and finally the metal sheet shelf that was designed by the Architects.Save this picture!© Maíra AcayabaThe central garden, between the living room and the barbecue, received an adult jabuticabeira, transplanted in the final phase of the work. In addition to contributing to thermal comfort, the tree shares its fruits with the residents.Save this picture!Section BBIn the final portion of the lot, the barbecue and the toilet are divided below the covering slab, which houses fruit trees of medium size.Save this picture!© Maíra AcayabaThe route to the upper floor takes place from the ladder executed in mixed structure in two sets that do not touch itself, the first in polished concrete and the other in folded sheet metal.The upper floor is divided between two suites.Save this picture!© Maíra AcayabaThe metal ladder extends to the cover, which is accessed from the automated hatch. The new structure added to the raised floor for the passage of the infrastructure made possible the installation of a lawn with garden and vegetable garden on the same level as the wooden deck. The laundry and the infrastructure equipment are solved in a volume that can be opened or closed by perforated metal doors of the “shrimp type”.Save this picture!© Maíra AcayabaProject gallerySee allShow lessSaucier + Perrotte Architectes Wins 2018 RAIC Gold MedalArchitecture NewsHow Microsoft Is Making Data-Driven Decisions to Craft its New Workplace Design Lang…Interviews Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2017 Save this picture!© Maíra Acayaba+ 45Curated by Pedro Vada Share Pirajá House / Estúdio BRA “COPY” Photographs Year: center_img Area:  110 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Estúdio BRA Area Area of this architecture project Houses Brazil “COPY” Pirajá House / Estúdio BRASave this projectSavePirajá House / Estúdio BRA ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Maíra Acayaba Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeEstúdio BRAOfficeFollowProductsGlassBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentPinheirosOn InstagramBrazilPublished on February 21, 2018Cite: “Pirajá House / Estúdio BRA” 21 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

‘Book character pumpkin decorating contest’ being held at Tupper Library

first_img ‘Book character pumpkin decorating contest’ being held at Tupper Library Even though the contest was planned with families in mind, individuals are just as welcome to participate. There is no age limit so everyone is encouraged to choose a favorite book character and decorate a pumpkin in the characters likeness.Trawick said there are a few rules to follow.“Pumpkins cannot be carved, cut or puncture and must tastefully represent the character,” she said. “No candles or electrical devices may be used to enhance the pumpkin. The decorator’s name should not be on the pumpkin.” Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Entry forms may be filled out at the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library. A photo of the book used for the character should be included with the entry. Copies may be printed at the library at no charge.Friday is the last day to enter. All entries must be submitted before closing on Friday. Published 10:21 pm Wednesday, October 24, 2018 By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the authorcenter_img By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “Tupper” has got something uniquely special going for the fall season, a Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest and it ends on Friday.But it’s not too late to enter the family-focused pumpkin-decorating contest, said Theresa Trawick, director of the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge.The Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest is for families and all that is needed is a pumpkin, an idea and the family working together to create a pumpkin with “character.” Friends of the Library will vote one first, second and third place winners. Prizes will be given. Winners will be announced a noon on Halloween. You do not have to be present to win. All pumpkins must be picked up by noon on November 3. Pumpkins not picked up will be retuned to Mother Nature. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sponsored Content Print Article You Might Like Charlie’s Angels donate to schools at Troy council meeting Former councilman Charlie “Sarge” Dunn and his Charlie’s Angels gave out their annual checks to local schools and JROTC programs… read morelast_img read more

Solar cycle changes in daytime VLF subionospheric attenuation

first_imgObservations of field strengths of signals from a number of VLF transmitters, after propagation over long paths in the Earth–ionosphere waveguide, have been used to examine changes in the daytime attenuation rate in the course of a solar cycle. The measurements reported were recorded in the period 1986–1996. The paths studied range in length over about 8–14 Mm; they included NLK (Seattle) and NPM (Hawaii) to Dunedin, NZ, and NAA (Cutler, Maine) and NSS (Annapolis, Maryland) to Faraday, Antarctica. The frequencies monitored were mainly in the range 21–25 kHz but measurements near 10 kHz of Omega Hawaii at Faraday were also used. The daytime VLF attenuation rates at solar minimum were found to be greater by about 0.3 dB/Mm than at solar maximum.last_img

Digital Marketing

first_imgDirections, forms, images and contacts – all available on-the-go.Social MediaOver the last couple of years I have seen many more estate agents embrace social media; every day I see a newly launched account releasing its first Tweet after venturing in to the world of Twitter or posting their first ‘hello’ message on Facebook.Once again, figures obtained from simple searches on Google show us that around 80 per cent of Twitter users are active on mobile devices, with the majority of these likely to be Smartphone users.Whichever social media platform you share content on, it is likely to be viewed on various devices, including a mobile. But will they be able to access your website?Mobile WebsitesThe desktop computer is no longer the only way we look at websites. When looking for a new home, you need the property details to hand, along with routes – and even, now, information on travelling times to your place of work. All of this is available to access on mobile devices, so if your website doesn’t work well on them, your potential clients will go elsewhere.A mobile device these days will generally be touch screen and of palm size so accessing a standard website layout will be hard for most people to navigate through.But a mobile-friendly friendly – ‘responsive’ is the technical term – website will present your property listings in an easy to access format, usually with larger and clearer call to action buttons, showcasing full pagephotos, floor plans, videos and enquiry forms, among other features. It leapfrogs the need for an app.It is a good idea to ask a selection of the estate agency website developers to review your current website with the aim of making your website mobile so no matter however someone tries to view your website, be it SmartPhone, tablet, Blackberry, iPhone or any other handheld device, your site resizes itself for optimum viewing.SEOMany agents rely on the property portals to drive enquiries and build brand awareness, but it is also important for your own website to appear on internet search engines. SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is simply ‘making your website as easy to find as possible’ by using correct wording, images, social media updates, videos and more so that when someone goes on to a search engine such as Google, it is your estate agency website that appears in the results.In my mind, SEO is a combination of all forms of marketing put into practice correctly rather than a magical wand that guarantees that your website appears on the first page of Google.In addition to property listings, think about sharing content on your website that is themed on all things ‘local’ to your agency’s area of business.If your website doesn’t work on mobile devices you will lose clients to your competitors.QRQR codes certainly made a big attempt to capture our imaginations, but I am sure many will agree that these bizarre square maze boxes made up of black and white dots never really took off. Over the last couple of years QR seemed to fade away. But more recently QR codes seem to be making a re-emergence, illustrated by the fact that we are now seeing more of these codes in magazines, newspapers, supermarket labels and products, company vehicles and buses.For estate agents, window displays are now really embracing QR codes to appeal to people with clever mobile devices in an attempt to engage with them and take them straight to dedicated pages such as property details, their Rightmove and Zoopla listing pages, promotions and so forth.The secret is getting people to scan or tap and be quickly taken to a call to action web page to gather the users required details.The likes of ‘scan’ or ‘tap here’ to ‘follow us on Twitter’ or ‘follow us on Facebook’ to get information, such as news on the local property market, among other things, is what businesses are slowly embracing, especiallylocal businesses with shop fronts who are looking to turn footfall in to followers.NFCNFC stands for Near Field Communications and this technology allows for mobile users to simply tap a sticker or poster and be taken to a website page. Less used, but rapidly being adopted by major businesses across the UK. We are all familiar with Oyster Cards which work on a similar principle, i.e. tap and pay.Customer satisfactionWith mobile web browsing in the UK having grown to around 50 per cent of all web traffic this year, up from 30 per cent of all web traffic in 2012, it is extremely important that your website performs well across all mobile devices, otherwise you could find that you start losing valuable clients to other agents offering a significantly better mobile web experience. Key top tips that you can use to ensure a good SEO strategy for your estate agency website include:Think content: Blogging maybe be boring for many of us and simply too hard to maintain a new post every day.But by increasing the relevant keyword rich content on your website you will be helping your site to appear in relevant searches on the likes of Google.Think keywords: If you want your website to appear high up in the search results someone is searching for, as an example ‘property for sale in south Kensington’, check to make sure that all of these words appear either together as a phrase or separately on a page on your website. Think about creating a page, or a blog, dedicated to the title of ‘Property for Sale in South Kensington’ and theme it with something along the lines of ‘House prices through the years in South Kensington’ or ‘Famous names to have lived in South Kensington’. These types of pages or blogs will engage online browsers and may even tempt other websites to ask to use, or share, what you have written.Create backlinks: Look to build popularity of your website by forming relationships with other websites and sharing content such as blogs and images that have a link back to your website.  July 22, 2014The NegotiatorWhat’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. 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Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce Will Install Their New Board of Directors…

first_imgOCEAN CITY, NJ – On Thursday, February 16th, the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will install their new Board of Directors and Officers at The Flanders Hotel.Carol Heenan (Garden State Valuation and Consulting Service) will be reinstalled as the President of the Chamber. Dave Allegretto (Fortress Financial) will be reinstalled as 1st Vice President. Kim Davidson (Ocean First Bank) will be reinstalled as Secretary and Brian Broadley (Broadley’s MDI) will be reinstalled as Treasurer. Robert H. Adams (Tidelines Management), Tom Aromando (Fitzpatrick, Bongiovanni & Kelly), Cricket Frank (Impala Island Inn), Pat Gallelli (Tahiti Inn), Scott Halliday (Halliday-Leonard), Gary Jessel (Fox Real Estate), Phil Perri (Forum Motor Inn), Mark Reimet (Ocean City Financial Group), and Ken Sedberry (Berger Realty) will all be reinstalled as a 2nd Vice Presidents. William McMahon III (McMahon Agency) will be reinstalled to the position of Immediate Past President on the Executive Board.The evening will begin with networking at 6pm. The installation and dinner will take place at 6:30pm. For more reservations and more information contact the Chamber at (609) 399-1412 or [email protected] following individuals will be installed as Directors on February 16th:At Large DirectorsThree Year Term:Andrew Fasy – Long & FosterTony Wilson – Wilson PlumbingBusiness Segment DirectorsOne Year Term:Dean Adams – Dean Adams Custom BuilderRobert H. Adams – Tidelines Management Services, Inc.Dave Allegretto – Fortress FinancialThomas Aromando – Fitzpatrick Bongiovani and KellyBob Becher – Beach to Bay LandscapeJohn (Jake) Birch – Merrill LynchBrian Broadley – Broadley’s MDILynn Cates – Sun SeekersBrandie Cesari – Scarborough InnKevin Corcoran – Wet N Wild Wave Runner RentalsKim Davidson – Ocean First BankJane Davis – Johnny B. Goode Ice Cream ParlorMichael Dukeman – Hobby Horse Ice Cream ParlorCricket Frank – Impala Island InnPat Gallelli – Tahiti InnBeverley Gill – Island Beach GearPatrick Gill – Tackle DirectChris Halliday – Halliday ArchitectsScott Halliday – Halliday-Leonard ContractorsCory Hanahan – Serv Pro of CMCCarol Heenan – Garden State Valuation & Consulting ServicesThomas Heist – Heist Insurance AgencyJim Hennessy – Heritage Surf ShopWalt Hohman – Wards PastryGary Jessel – Fox Real EstateBrett Johnson – Johnson’s ApplianceRebecca Kennedy – Kennedy Custom Upholstery & Interior DesignLynne McIntyre – Yesterday’sMary McGuckin – Shore Medical CenterWilliam McMahon, III – McMahon Insurance AgencyPete Madden – Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach RealtorsNick Marotta – Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach RealtorsPhil Perri – Forum Motor InnRyan Price – Price Brothers ConstructionEric Reich – Reich Asset ManagementMark Reimet – Ocean City Financial GroupAimee Schultz – JASM ConsultingKen Sedberry – Berger RealtyTina Spadafora – YoasisPatty Talese – Jon & Patty’s Coffee Bar & BistroAvery Teitler – Teitler & Teitler LawDon Tomlinson – Gleeson’s Audio VideoRonnie Town – Atlantic City ElectricGloria Votta – ReMax Real EstateJoan Williamson – Ocean City Coffee CompanyAt Large Directors to be Reinstalled:Jon Batastini – Loveland, Garrett & BatastiniBecky Friedel – 7th Street Surf ShopMichael Lloyd – Sturdy Savings BankWinnie Piriano – Cape Atlantic Home CareOrganization RepresentativesOne Year Term:Paula Bender – OC TabernacleJohn Davidson – Somers Point Business AssociationWes Kazmarck – Boardwalk Merchants AssociationBill McGinnity – OC Restaurant AssociationOrganization Representatives Alternates:Karina Makarova Anthony – Somers Point Business AssociationKristin Bender – OC TabernacleBill Westerman – Boardwalk Merchants AssociationAndy Yoa – OC Restaurant Association Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Board – Pictured front row l-r: Second Vice President Gary Jessel (Fox Real Estate), President Carol Heenan (Garden State Valuation and Consulting Services), Immediate Past President William McMahon, III (McMahon Insurance Agency). Back Row l-r: Second Vice President Scott Halliday (Halliday-Leonard Contractors), Treasurer Brian Broadley (Broadley’s MDI), Second Vice President Phil Perri (Forum Motor Inn), Second Vice President Tom Aromando (Fitzpatrick, Bongiovanni & Kelly, CPA’s), Second Vice President Robert H. Adams (Tidelines Management Services, Inc.), First Vice President Dave Allegretto (Fortress Financial), Second Vice President Ken Sedberry (Berger Realty). Not pictured: Secretary Kim Davidson (Ocean First Bank), Second Vice President Cricket Frank (OC Hotels and Property Management), Second Vice President Pat Gallelli (Tahiti Inn & Apartments), Second Vice President Mark Reimet (Ocean City Financial Group). Photo courtesy of Eric Z. Weeks, EZ Memories Photographylast_img read more

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