The final days of Hunters as a standalone estate agency business have been set out in the final update to its acquisition by rival The Property Franchise Group (TPFG).In documents released to the City today, the company reveals that voting on the deal by shareholder is due to take place on 3rd March at a court appointed meeting after which General Meetings of both TPFG and Hunters will vote through the deal formally.“The Hunters Directors unanimously recommend that Hunters Shareholders vote in favour of the Scheme at the Court Meeting and the Special Resolution to be proposed at the General Meeting,” today’s announcement confirms.As the two companies announced on 28th January, this will see TPFG – which operates several franchised estate agency brands including Martin & Co and Ewemove – buy Hunters’ entire stock, valuing the company at £24 million.Following these meetings, which are not expected to be complicated by any rival takeover bids, Hunters shares are to be suspended from trading on the AIM stock exchange on 19th March and withdrawn on 22nd March.22nd MarchOn the same day new TPFG shares will be issued, which are part of the ‘cash and equity’ deal Hunters shareholders were offered to win their approval.Before all this happens, Hunters’ directors have revealed that the company is to pay a special dividend of 2.7p per share for the year ended 31st December 2020, which will be paid on 12th March.On the same day the estate agency will make good on its promise to pay its unused CBILS Covid loans back to the public purse early.Hunters co-founder and chairman, MP Kevin Hollinrake, features in a Q&A with industry trainer and consultant Stephen J Brown published on YouTube today. Kevin Hollinrake Hunters TPFG February 10, 2021Nigel 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 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 Home » News » Agencies & People » Hunters to join TPFG stable on 22nd March, latest City update reveals previous nextAgencies & PeopleHunters to join TPFG stable on 22nd March, latest City update revealsFinal days of Hunters as a standalone estate agency have been set out by its Directors – 29 years after it was founded.Nigel Lewis10th February 202101,020 Views
IS IT TRUE last week we posted by mistake a draft copy of what we plan to correct and post in today’s “IS IT TRUE” section concerning today’s meeting of the Evansville Convention and Vistors Board? …we apologize for our mistake?IS IT TRUE that today at !0:30 A.M the Evansville Convention and Vistors Board will hold a closed-door Executive Session regarding Personnel and Strategic Economic Development pursuant to I. C.- 514-1-.5-6.1 at the Evansville Convention and Vistors headquarters? IS IT TRUE one should never forget when one invests in a multi-million capital project they should also make financial provisions to do long term preventive maintenance on the project?IS IT TRUE when a Chairman of a political party sweeps an election he takes total credit for this accomplishment? …when a Chairman of political party loses he blames everyone else for the loss?IS IT TRUE that Evansville and Vanderburgh County, Indiana has always been accepting of a practice known as “political patronage” when it comes to jobs that are financed fully or partially by public dollars?…that ‘political patronage” is so entrenched in local politics that a former Evansville Mayor whom we shall not name has been quoted as saying “I get all of the credit and they take all of the blame” to justify appointing his political cronies to jobs under his control? IS IT TRUE the most effective members of the Evansville City Council Finance Committee were John Friend, CPA, and Curt John? We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible wayIS IT TRUE we are getting a big kick out of watching a couple of newly elected Evansville City Councilmembers jockeying for a leadership position on 2020 City Council? …that sometimes names change but the games remain the same? IS IT TRUE when the people fear the Government we have Tyranny! When the Government fears the people we have Liberty IS IT TRUE we are told that members of the newly elected Evansville City Council should consider doing a salary review of upper management positions because a couple is underfunded? FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail IS IT TRUE that a couple of people said that we let the “Cat Out Of The Bag” by predicting that Jim Wood will be selected as the next CEO/President of the Evansville Convention and Vistors Bureau? …the real truth is that several people candidly talked about this issue during the last several weeks and it quickly became the best-known secret in Vanderburgh County?IS IT TRUE we been told by reliable sources that Lousiville, Kentucky business tycoon Ron Geary will be in town in a couple of weeks to meet with a group of local well-heeled business people to discuss a possible venture capital opportunity in Evansville proper? …we are told that Mr. Geary also has several very-heeled movers and shakers in Louisville seriously looking at this possible business venture? …we are extremely pleased to hear if Mr. Geary decides to move forward with this mega capital venture he will not be asking for any governmental handouts? …that “Government Shouldn’t Do For Business People What They Can Do For Themselves? IS IT TRUE it’s not an uncommon practice for a CEO working in the private sector to receive a $10,000 salary increase at years end?…it’s extremely uncommon for any CEO of a Not-For-Profit entity to receive a $10,000 salary increase in one year? IS IT TRUE the results of our most recent “READERS POLL” were extremely interesting? …the question was “Who’s the most effective State Senator in our area”? 307 people voted in this non-science but trendy poll? State Senator Vaneta Becker received 199 votes and State Senator Jim Tomes received 71 votes and 37 people said that they had no idea.Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: Who would you vote for in the Indiana Attorney General election?If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated. The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.
The Red Raiders run onto the field before last week’s South Jersey Group 4 title game at Shawnee. (Photos courtesy of OCHSfootball.com) By TIM KELLYOne of South Jersey’s oldest Thanksgiving Day football rivalries will be renewed 10 a.m. Thursday at Carey Stadium when Ocean City gets into it with Pleasantville in a series dating back 98 years.“This year could feature one of the best matchups,” Red Raiders Coach Kevin Smith said. “We are 8-3 and they are 8-2. It should be a great game to wrap up the season.”Ocean City currently leads the series, 50-41 all time. Pleasantville took last year’s meeting 20-7, although the Raiders have won eight of the previous nine.The victorious team receives the Mike Slaveski (Ocean City) – Bob Thomas (Pleasantville) Memorial Award, named after two of the schools’ legendary late former coaches.This year’s game takes on a sad significance with the tragic passing of 10-year-old Micah Tennant, a spectator who was fatally shot at Pleasantville’s home playoff game against Camden on Nov. 15.Micah, who had a cousin on the Greyhounds, was caught in the crossfire during a series of gunshots in the Pleasantville stands, crowded with 1,000 people.“I will meet with our administration and will talk with the Pleasantville head coach (Chris Sacco) to discuss a way to honor Micah at the game,” said Smith.A moment of silence would probably take place, and donations might be solicited to help Micah’s family through the financial aspects of the ordeal, Smith said in an e-mail to team supporters.Planned details of the ceremony were unannounced at the time of this article’s deadline.Micah’s funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at New Shiloh Baptist Church in Atlantic City.Ocean City will honor 10-year-old shooting victim Micah Tennant before the game. (Photo credit: CNN.com)Police arrested the alleged gunman from Atlantic City and four other Atlantic City men in connection with the shooting.Pleasantville was enjoying one of its best seasons in recent memory before the shooting and suspension of the game in the third quarter with Camden leading 6-0.The final 17 minutes were played at Lincoln Field in Philadelphia, just hours after Micah’s passing.Players on both teams wrote the young victim’s name and memorial messages on their helmets and taped them to their uniforms.It was hoped that the Thanksgiving game in Ocean City would help start a healing process for the Greyhounds’ players, coaches and community members in their first full game since the shooting.Ocean City, a town with big shoulders, is sure to provide a comforting setting for their guests.Pleasantville clinched the West Jersey Football League’s United Division championship this year, going 5-0 in the six-team league.The ‘Hounds were on a seven-game winning streak before the Camden game and blanked visiting Collingswood, 35-0, in their opening round playoff game.Ernest Howard has been a two-way stalwart from his running back and linebacker positions for the Greyhounds.He had two rushing scores in the second half of their playoff victory.Frosh quarterback Marlon Leslie is having a fine season, with over 700 passing yards and nine scoring tosses.Ocean City is also enjoying one of its best seasons in a long time. The Red Raiders were second in the West Jersey Independence Division and made it to the South Jersey Group 4 title game with playoff wins at Mainland and at Long Branch.Thursday marks just the fourth home game of the year for the Raiders, who’ve played their last five on the road. Their last appearance at Carey was back on Oct. 18, a 45-0 pasting of Triton.Raider All-Stars: Ocean City was a dominant force in the West Jersey Independence, reflected in the All-star selections announced earlier in the week. First team honors went to junior quarterback Joe Repetti, junior wideout Jake Schneider, junior linebacker Jake Inserra, sophomore kicker Brendan McGonigle, senior defensive back Brian Beckmann, senior defensive lineman Mike Williscroft and senior offensive lineman Chris Armstrong.Second teamers are junior defensive lineman Will Drain, junior tight end Brad Jamison and junior offensive lineman Michael Rhodes.Armstrong, Williscroft, Beckmann, Inserra, Schneider, Drain, Jamison and Rhodes have all seen action on both sides of the ball and were recognized by the WJFL at the positions listed.Repetti, Armstrong, Schneider, Williscroft, Inserra, Beckmann and McGonigle were also named to the Cape Atlantic League All-Stars.Upon reflection at season’s end, Smith praised his team’s performance and thanked the fans.“I’m proud of our effort and thrilled with the success we had,” Smith said. “It was a heck of a ride. Thank you to everyone who showed up and who reached out.”Joe Repetti (left) and Jake Inserra were both named to the first team of the West Jersey Football League’s Independence Division all-stars. (Photo courtesy OCHSfootball.com)
Three Fuji Alpha 6flow-wrappers equipped to create press-to-close reclosable zipper packs have recently been installed in bakeries – two of the machines are being used by a manufacturer of speciality bread products while the third is handling a premium sliced loaf, supported in a tray.What’s so good about that?The reseal machine creates closures for packaging, which can be opened at the top of the pack. Specialist and premium bakery products tend to be consumed over a period of time and so reclosable packaging helps support much higher consumer confidence in the freshness of the product.Isn’t a zipper bolt-on just going to cause more hassle?Not really – you don’t have to wheel anything in or out because the zipper unit sits over the wrapper infeed and can be quickly switched on or off to run standard or zipper packs within minutes. So it doesn’t affect the footprint of the wrapper itself.Where can I get it?Paramount Packaging Systems is the distributor of Fuji Packaging Machinery in the UK and Ireland.www. paramount-packaging.co.uk
Shannon McDowell became a dresser on the Great White Way when she worked on Ragtime in 1998. Since then she has worked on 42nd Street, Follies, Spamalot, Hair, Spider-Man, Turn off the Dark and on TV’s Peter Pan Live. She has dressed a wide range of performers, including Betty Garrett, Marge Champion, Carol Woods, Joan Roberts, Clay Aiken, Drew Lachey, Diana DeGarmo and more. McDowell is now a part of The Lion King’s backstage family. Here, she talks about her experiences working with the hit musical’s longtime cast member Tshidi Manye, who plays Rafiki.What was your first impression of what goes on backstage at The Lion King?My first impression of backstage is that it is a well-oiled machine. The choreography backstage is just as important as onstage. Being prepared for things that go wrong and recovering from them while the show is still going is a big challenge. The Lion King has lots of challenges that every department meets and conquers in a blink of an eye.What do you wish more people knew about dressers?The things that I wish people knew more about dressers are that we don’t just maintain costumes. We are also responsible for being very, very quick for quick changes. A quick change involves changing a performer out of one costume into another entirely different costume in less than a minute. If a performer goes out during a show, we have to put another performer on as fast as possible without stopping the show. Dressers are also responsible for repairing costumes on the spot during the show when they break. Sometimes it takes more than one dresser to repair a costume backstage if it breaks during the show. To be a dresser it is important to think fast on your feet and recover from costume malfunctions quickly without stopping the show.What’s your favorite part about dressing Tshidi Manye?My favorite thing about dressing Tshidi is the stories she tells. We can usually talk about almost anything and then there’re days where we don’t have to talk at all and it’s OK. Sometimes when we are talking, we forget that we are working and find ourselves rushing to get to our cues. Laughing the whole way to the stage. Tshidi is a great listener, backed with calm wisdom. She has a great laugh!What’s the most challenging part of dressing Tshidi?I have to say Tshidi is very easy to dress. Some challenges with dressing Tshidi may be the beads fall off of her costume. Some of the closures may need to be re-stitched. Removing red makeup off her hat is challenging. The biggest challenge with dressing the Rafiki track would be if the Rafiki performer became sick or injured and went out of the show. It would take several departments to get the understudy Rafiki ready to pick up where the other Rafiki left off so the show didn’t stop. This I have experienced with other Rafikis but not Tshidi.What are some items you like to have on hand backstage?As a dresser, it is always wise to keep a pair of scissors at hand. In my apron, I also keep thread and needles. I carry a light around my neck for seeing backstage. I have extra safety pins on my apron for closures that break. Elastic bands for broken shoes. Sticky back mole foam to cover broken wires and padding for hats. Gaffers tape is close by to repair puppets and stop beads from spilling off corsets last minute. Band-aids for boo-boos. Ricolas. Top-stitch tape for Rafiki gloves if broken. Knitting supplies, so I have something to do in between dressing cues. Over the years, I’ve collected quick-fix items from all the shows I’ve done, which I continue to carry even if I don’t ever use it. Hey, you never know when you might need it!What’s the best gift Tshidi has ever given you?The best gift that Tshidi has ever given me is probably advice. She’s great at reading people, and she has a pretty calm approach at handling issues that come up.What’s something she says all the time?Tshidi always says “darling” and “How are you, my love?”What is something you do that makes her laugh?When I forget things, which is quite often, Tshidi laughs. I like to tell her stories about things that may have happened to me that at the time made me crazy, but later I found it funny. Sometimes I tell her a funny story and I forget she’s in full makeup and she might try to stifle her laugh because it would make her makeup run. I start laughing at the sight of this, then she puts me on “vocal rest.” It’s a kind way of telling me to stop making her laugh.What’s the secret to your relationship?The key to a relationship between a dresser and a performer is patience, respect, and communication. Laughing is key.What’s The Lion King song you can never get out of your head?I am always singing “He Lives in You”. Also, the beginning of the show, the part Rafiki opens the show with. You hear it everywhere.What’s the best part about being part of Team Lion King?The Lion King is a great story. Still today, everyone talks about it. It’s great to work with so many talented people backstage, then I leave to go home and you overhear that excitement coming from everyone who just watched the show. It makes me proud to be a small part of a huge production. The Lion King View Comments Tshidi Manye Related Shows Star Files from $75.00 Tshidi Manye & Shannon McDowell(Photo: Caitlin McNaney)
Hooksett, NH Biddeford, ME Ionia, MI Manchester, NH Batavia, NYDenver, CO Old Bridge, NJWestminster, CA Ellsworth, ME Brown Deer, WIHaverhill, MA Claremont, NH Emporia, VAOswego, IL S. Tacoma, WAChalmette, LA For additional facts about these announcements, visit store closings and discontinued projects fact sheet.With fiscal year 2010 sales of $48.8 billion, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a FORTUNE® 50 company that serves approximately 15 million customers a week at more than 1,725 home improvement stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world. For more information, visit Lowes.com.MOORESVILLE, N.C. (BUSINESS WIRE), October 17, 2011 – Lowe’s Rogers, MN N. Kingstown, RIAurora, IL Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) announced today the company is closing 20 underperforming stores in 15 states (three in New Hampshire, including the one in Claremont, and two in Maine). Vermont has only two Lowe’s stores, both in Chittenden County, which are not effected. By comparison, there are 15 total stores in New Hampshire and 12 in Maine. See closure list below.A Wall Street Journal article suggested that Lowe’s has lost some ground to larger and resurgent Home Depot in the Northeast.Ten locations closed at the end of business Sunday, October 16. The remaining 10 locations will close within approximately one month, following an inventory sell-through, accroding to a Lowe’s statement. In addition, after completing a comprehensive review of its pipeline of proposed new stores, the company announced it has discontinued a number of planned new store projects. Lowe’s now expects to open 10 to 15 stores per year in North America from 2012 forward, compared to a prior assumption of approximately 30 stores per year. The company is on track to open approximately 25 stores in 2011, as planned.The expected financial impact of today’s announcements of $0.17 to $0.20 per diluted share was not contemplated in the business outlook for fiscal 2011 which the company provided on August 15 when it released its second quarter earnings. Additional details regarding the impact of the store closings will be provided in the next quarterly earnings release on November 14.‘Closing stores is never easy, given the impact on hard-working employees and local communities,’ said Robert A. Niblock, chairman, president and CEO. ‘However, we have an obligation to make tough decisions when necessary to improve profitability and strengthen our financial position.‘Lowe’s remains committed to making strategic investments and focusing resources in a manner that will generate the greatest shareholder value, enhance the customer shopping experience and create sustained customer loyalty over the long term,’ added Niblock.Approximately 1,950 employees will be affected by these closings. Employees will receive pay and benefits for 60-90 days. In addition, Lowe’s will be working with local government agencies to help employees with outplacement assistance.The stores affected by today’s announcement are located in:Los Banos, CA
We have discussed check fraud and concepts from the UCC here and here over the past couple of months. While the UCC does not contemplate every check fraud scenario that a credit union might encounter, the UCC provides a general framework that can be used to determine which party will bear the loss for the check fraud. There are even some special rules that we have discussed that can change the default rules regarding allocation of loss under certain circumstances. For example, section 3-406 of the model UCC explains that a loss that arises from a forgery or an alteration of a check can be allocated to those parties whose negligence contributes to the forgery or alteration. And section 4-406 of the UCC can act to shift the loss to your credit union’s members when there is a forged or altered check if the members fail to exercise reasonable promptness in examining statements provided to them that might evidence any unauthorized payments.Today I want to discuss another special circumstance. What happens when a member falls victim to a scam and unwittingly writes a check to a fictitious person. What if a member writes a check in the amount of $5,000 payable to a fictitious yet hairy individual who purports to be Chewy D. Wookie? The $5,000 is for the purpose of acquiring some Star Wars paraphernalia. But Chewy, being clever and not actually being Chewy D. Wookie but rather B.B. Eight, indorses the check in blank as Chewy and runs off to cash that check as quickly as possible. The credit union pays the check over a forged indorsement of a fake Chewy? Does the credit union bear the loss in this scenario or does the member bear the loss?Section 3-404 of the model UCC deals with impostors and fictitious payees:(a) If an impostor, by use of the mails or otherwise, induces the issuer of an instrument to issue the instrument to the impostor, or to a person acting in concert with the impostor, by impersonating the payee of the instrument or a person authorized to act for the payee, an indorsement of the instrument by any person in the name of the payee is effective as the indorsement of the payee in favor of a person who, in good faith, pays the instrument or takes it for value or for collection. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
Tioga County health officials say they have been monitoring positive COVID-19 cases until they are released from isolation. Health officials say they’ve seen “a trend” where new positive cases come from households where a family member has already tested positive. The Tioga County Health Department also told 12 News that they are monitoring residents and staff who tested positive for the virus at Elderwood nursing home in Waverly. If someone in a household tests positive, Tioga County health officials recommend other household members isolate themselves by using seperate bedrooms and bathrooms. NEWARK VALLEY (WBNG) –There have been no additional cases of COVID-19 reported that trace back to a Family Dollar employee testing positive on April 7 in Newark Valley. The Tioga County Health Department says “several” people were tested following this incident and no new positive results were reported. The department says wearing a mask is a crucial component to stopping the spread of the virus.
Healy was handed a two-week suspension, but the Ireland international appealed the decision and was cleared to face Toulon in the return fixture – a game the French side won 20-16 on December 19. The decision that the complaint should be reheard by a different judicial officer from the original disciplinary hearing was made by an independent appeal committee on December 23. Jeremy Summers has been appointed as the independent judicial officer for the new hearing. Press Association Leinster prop Cian Healy will have his citing complaint for an incident against Toulon reheard in London on Thursday. The 28-year-old is alleged to have struck Toulon hooker Guilhem Guirado with his knee in the 26th minute of the European Champions Cup match at Stade Felix Mayol on December 13. The initial charge was not proven at a hearing on December 17, but was amended to “dangerous charging or obstructing or grabbing of an opponent without the ball, including shouldering”.
Joel Embiid led his team to a win Wednesday.The 25-year-old center tallied a game-high 37 points and 22 rebounds to help the 76ers register a 118-115 comeback win over the Celtics at the Wells Fargo Center. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich gives Dwyane Wade special gifts before final matchup The 76ers trailed by as many as 15 points in the second quarter and headed into the locker room down 11. But, they rallied over the next 12 minutes and took the lead for good with less than a minute to play on an and-1 by Ben [email protected] dominated with 37 points, 22 rebounds and 4 assists in the win over Boston! #HereTheyCome pic.twitter.com/NrSmfyry46— * – Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) March 21, 2019Jimmy Butler added 22 points on 7-of-17 shooting for the 76ers while Tobias Harris chipped in 21. Related News Kyrie Irving finished with 36 points for Boston in the losing effort but connected on just three of his 13 3-point attempts.Philadelphia improved to 47-25 and sits at third in the Eastern Conference. Meanwhile, Boston is in fifth place with a 43-29 record.Studs of the nightDonovan Mitchell scored a game-high 30 points and added five assists in the Jazz’s 137-116 win over the Knicks.Rockets star James Harden poured in 57 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, but his team fell to the Grizzlies in overtime, 126-125.Russell Westbrook tallied 42 points and 11 rebounds against the Raptors. But, the Thunder fell in overtime, 123-114.Duds of the nightJulius Randle was 1-of-9 shooting and scored six points in the Pelicans’ 119-96 loss to the Magic. He was minus-25 for the game.Bucks forward D.J. Wilson came off the bench and missed eight of his nine shots against the Cavaliers. He was also a minus-25 in Milwaukee’s surprising 107-102 loss. NBA free agency rumors: Suns to meet with guard Jimmer Fredette HighlightsDwyane Wade beats the buzzer against the Spurs.🚨D-WADE FROM BEYOND HALFCOURT!🚨#HeatCulture 100#GoSpursGo 95📱💻: https://t.co/cb8TXyNer6 pic.twitter.com/x8PkEMPTej— NBA (@NBA) March 21, 2019Chandler Parsons hits the one-legged 3-pointer.Chandler Parsons off one leg!#GrindCity 58 #Rockets 46📱💻: https://t.co/ZL39Al5xnc pic.twitter.com/TLCmCm2iBs— NBA (@NBA) March 21, 2019What’s nextPacers (44-28) at Warriors (48-22) — Indiana will look to rebound with a road win in Golden State on Thursday. The Pacers have lost three in a row and five of their last seven while the Warriors enter the matchup coming off of a win over the Timberwolves.