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Would you still love your estate agency job in 25 years’ time?

first_imgA Leicestershire estate agency director celebrating 25 years working in the industry says she still enjoys her job as much as she did on her first day at work.Jill Griffiths, 62 (pictured, above seated second from right) is a director of three branch agency Andrew Granger & co who joined the company on May 31st 1995 following a City banking career and was subsequently instrumental in expanding the company including the opening of branches in Loughborough and Leicester, and moving into larger premises in Market Harborough.She also had a small student lets portfolio and says she used this experience to build up Andrew Granger & Co’s lettings business.The estate agency manages a book of approximately 1,000 properties across the East Midlands, making it one of the largest independent lettings agencies in Leicestershire.“At the point I joined the company it was a small office on The Square next to Hobbs the fishmongers consisting of seven members of staff who predominantly dealt with agricultural and residential property sales,” she told local media.“At the point I joined the company it was a small office on The Square next to Hobbs the fishmongers consisting of seven members of staff who predominantly dealt with agricultural and residential property sales,” she recalled.“I can honestly say that I still enjoy the work as much as I did when I first started, although a lot has changed and there are clearly far more rules and regulations now.”Last year Granger & Co celebrated its own milestone – 30 years in business and in 2018 was shortlisted for two awards at The Negotiator AwardsJill Griffiths Andrew Granger & Co June 4, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Would you still love your estate agency job in 25 years’ time? previous nextAgencies & PeopleWould you still love your estate agency job in 25 years’ time?If the answer’s yes then you’ve got plenty in common with estate agency director Jill Griffiths who says she still enjoys every day of her work at Leicestershire firm Andrew Granger & Co.Nigel Lewis4th June 20200421 Viewslast_img read more

MURRAY, JOANNA (nee: Delikat)

first_imgof Clemmons, NC, formally of Bayonne, passed away at her home on Friday, January 19, 2018. Born and raised in Bayonne, Joanna relocated to Clemmons, NC, where she has resided since 2005. She worked for the Bell System as a facilities director, a position she held for 34 years before her retirement. Joanna was a wife, sister, and aunt whose love and support served as an example and inspiration for her family. Joanna was predeceased by her parents, Walter J. Delikat Sr., and Rose (nee: Szymczyk) Delikat; and her brother, Walter J. Delikat Jr. Left to cherish her memory are her husband John; her two girls, Olivia and Isabella; her sister, Nancy, (James) Piarulli; her niece, Alexis; her brother Richard Delikat; her sister, Susan DiVizio; and her brother, Daniel Delikat. Funeral arrangements by DWORZANSKI & SON Funeral Home, 20 E. 22nd St.last_img read more

News story: North Star report and flyer published

first_img Press enquiries out of hours 020 7944 4292 Press enquiries Press enquiries during office hours 01932 440015center_img MAIB’s report on a man overboard from the fishing vessel North Star on 5 February 2018 with the loss of 1 life, is now published.The report contains details of what happened, the subsequent actions taken and recommendations made: read more.A safety flyer to the fishing industry summarising the accident and detailing the safety lessons learned, has also been produced.last_img

BLOG: Wolf-Donnelly Family Christmas Traditions

first_img December 24, 2015 By: Frances Wolf, First Lady First Lady Frances Wolf,  Holidays,  The Blog This Christmas, families across Pennsylvania will gather at dining tables, in churches, and around Christmas trees; we will join grandparents, cousins, neighbors, and friends; we will bake cookies, sing carols, and enjoy the holiday… each in our own special way. As Pennsylvanians we come together through each of our own traditions. Read more about Wolf family Christmas traditions in this PennLive article.Check out this video from the annual Holiday Open House at the Governor’s Residence earlier this month.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img In the Wolf-Donnelly family, we have come to cherish our Christmas traditions. They are nothing fancy, exotic, or spectacular — but they are our own, and I look forward to them every year.This year, we are blessed to have our daughters, Sarah and Katie, as well as Katie’s husband Jamie and their 10-month-old Golden Retriever puppy, at home in York County. They will come in from Brooklyn and San Francisco to spend Christmas with us.Sarah and Katie handle the baking each Christmas. Their Christmas cookies of choice are simple but delicious: classic chocolate chip, of course, and peanut butter with — what else — Hershey’s Kisses on top. On Christmas Eve, our family joins us at our home in Mount Wolf, and the girls and Jamie will exchange their gifts. But they have to wait until the next morning to receive their presents from Tom and me. Tom will turn on Handel’s Messiah, and we will take a look at what Santa brought that night. Later on Christmas Day, we visit Tom’s parents, and continue our celebrations there.While the cookies, the music, and the tree make our holiday bright and cheery, what is most important to me each year is being together.Merry Christmas from all of us in the Wolf family. May your holiday be filled with love, peace, and happiness. BLOG: Wolf-Donnelly Family Christmas Traditionslast_img read more

Technology transfer spearheads Indian inter-city renewal

first_imgINTRO: IR operates around 29000 all-steel lightweight vehicles to a common basic design. Now the Rail Coach Factory is poised to launch an up-to-date inter-city coach under a technology transfer deal with Linke-Hofmann-Busch. R C Acharya reports on IR’s inter-city business that handled over 404million passenger train-km in 1995-96IN A BID to upgrade passenger coach designs to the latest international standards, Indian Railways has signed a co-operation agreement with Linke-Hofmann-Busch of Salzgitter in Germany covering supply of 24 coaches at a cost of Rs1·4bn. A fleet of 21 air-conditioned day coaches and three generator cars will be delivered by the end of 1998, with technology for further production transferred to IR’s Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala in the state of Punjab. RCF has produced over 6200 coaches to date, with current production levels of 1000 vehicles a year matching capacity at the Integral Coach Factory near Chennai. To be deployed initially on 160 km/h inter-city services, the LHB vehicles have been designed for a maximum speed of 225 km/h and are 2m longer than IR’s standard 21·5m ICF coach. With a ride index of 2·5 to 2·75, the new design is expected to be kinder on track and passengers than the ICF design with its ride index of around 3·5.Screw couplings and side buffers will give way to H-type centre buffer couplers, and the LHB coaches will have air-operated disc brakes and wheelslip control. The generator cars will each be equipped with two IR-standard 250 kW diesel sets, produced locally. Scheduled maintenance of the new-generation coaches will be undertaken by workshops and depots at locations including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Calcutta.Local input, export potential IR has already established a high-level team to monitor the technology transfer process. This includes not only the design and manufacture of bodyshells, but also local production of interior fittings and equipment. A vigorous programme has begun to identify local suppliers that will develop these components. Several Indian companies have already expressed keen interest in being involved in future coach production. This could include a major export drive in the short-term; in addition to producing a wide range of coaches for IR, metro cars for Calcutta and EMUs for IR’s suburban operations, ICF has already exported 400 vehicles to Thailand, Myanmar, Taiwan, Philippines, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Nigeria, Mozambique and Tanzania. A healthy market Rail remains the preferred mode of long-distance transport at all levels of Indian society, thanks to low fares at one end of the market and comfortable overnight accommodation at the other. Fully air-conditioned inter-city services, with sleeping compartments in first class and reclining seats in second, first appeared in the 1950s under the Deluxe Express banner on IR’s prime Delhi – Bombay and Delhi – Calcutta corridors.Complementing the network of 130 km/h Rajdhani (capital) services linking Delhi with most state capitals from the 1970s, Shatabdi (century) expresses were introduced in 1985 to cover the short-haul daytime segment of the inter-city market. Each train comprises 12 air-conditioned Executive (first class) and Tourist (second) reclining-seat coaches with power supplied from separate generator cars.In place of the separate pantry car on a Rajdhani service, each Shatabdi coach has its own mini-pantry equipped to boil water for tea, heat pre-cooked food and store cold drinks. Shatabdi trains have proved popular with businessmen travelling at short notice as they offer an alternative to uncomfortable and unreliable road transport. They are now the market leader on many routes, including Delhi – Chandigarh and Bangalore – Mysore where city centre to city centre times of around 3h compare favourably with air and road. Over 30 cities, including major business and industrial centres, are now served by Shatabdi expresses, which provide the airlines with serious competition. With the last section of the 760 km Konkan Railway from Rohato Mangalore due to open last month for through passenger traffic, it is likely that business traffic in Goa and the coastal region of Karnataka and Kerala will witness a significant shift from overnight buses to rail. oCAPTION: The advent of air-conditioning has made generator cars a regular feature of modern Shatabdi and Rajdhani expressesCAPTION: Below left: The latest second class day coaches are fitted with airline-style face-to-back seating with fold-out trays for on-board meal serviceBelow: First class sleeping accommodation on AC trains is provided in four-berth compartmentslast_img read more

Gold Coast beach cottage owned by the same family for 60 years sells for $4.9m

first_img215 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach.ONE of the few beachfront cottages left on the Gold Coast’s Millionaire’s Row has changed hands in a $4.9 million deal.The Mermaid Beach property at 215 Hedges Ave – which was owned by the same family for 60 years before it sold – was snapped up within 18 days of hitting the market.The Agency agent, John Natoli, who marketed the property with Ryan Ward, said the buyers did not want to risk losing it to someone else.215 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach.215 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach.“The strength in the sale is because it was a corner block,” he said.“There’s not many to begin with but of those 29, only seven blocks are ones that can be improved.“I think the buyer recognised that and decided to act very quickly.“They’re from interstate and will use the home as a holiday home for a few years.”Mr Natoli said it was a “bitter-sweet” time for sellers Brian and Janette Gibson, who were reluctant to list the property.MORE NEWS: Raising the bar for luxury livingMORE NEWS: Live on the EdgeMore from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoMr Gibson’s late mother Barbie bought it in 1958 for a few thousand pounds, then passed it down to her three sons before the couple bought out Brian’s brothers in 1985.“She (Barbie) and her husband had a property in Surfers Paradise but as far as she was concerned, Surfers was getting too busy and noisy,” Janette Gibson told the Bulletin when the property hit the market in December.Brian and Janette Gibson have lived at 215 Hedges Ave since 2002. Brian’s mother originally purchased the property in 1958. Pic John GassVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59“Then she saw this Mermaid Beach property. At that stage there were only gravel roads.”The Gibson family used the house as a holiday home throughout the 1960s to the 90s.“Our children and grandchildren have known it all their lives as a house for holidays,” Ms Gibson said.“It was always a lovely family area and that was why everybody loved it.”Brian and Janette took up residence in the property in 2002.They said they could never have imagined what Mermaid Beach, and particularly Hedges Ave, would become.The property was initially listed with a $5.3 million price tag.last_img read more

Boskalis to Salvage Damaged Frontline, BSM Tankers in Gulf of Oman

first_imgDutch salvage company Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been appointed as the salvor for the Frontline and BSM tankers that were hit on June 13 in the Gulf of Oman in a suspected attack.Shortly after the incidents the insurers of both vessels appointed Boskalis subsidiary SMIT Salvage to salvage the vessels and their cargo.“The situation of the Front Altair with a cargo of naphtha is still worrisome. The crew was able to safely leave the ship and the fire was extinguished yesterday afternoon. A salvage team was flown in to execute the salvage operation on site with accompanying specialist equipment,” Boskalis said.The company further said that the Kokuka Courageous, with a methanol cargo on board, is now in a stable condition. A towing connection was established yesterday afternoon and the crew was able to return to the vessel. The tanker is currently being towed to a port in the Gulf region.Boskalis said that the salvage operations are being carried out in close consultation with the relevant local authorities, including the Marine Emergency Mutual Aid Center (MEMAC).Related:Frontline, BSM Tankers in Suspected Attack in Gulf of OmanFrontline Denies Reports of Front Altair SinkingBSM’s Kokuka Courageous Being Towed to Khor Fakkan, UAElast_img read more

Statehouse initiative addresses rights of police officers

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — A bill authored by Republican state senator Jack Sandlin from Indianapolis that would clarify the rights of police officers passed the Senate by a vote of 44-5.Senate Bill 79 would add provisions to Indiana code that would establish minimum due process and personnel rights for full-time members of the police department who are under internal investigation – separate from a criminal investigation.“SB 79 would create a clear course of action for Indiana police departments to follow during internal investigations,” Sandlin said. “This would ensure that both the officer in question and the public are aware of the process, creating transparency in an area that is often unclear.”SB 79 now moves to the House of Representatives for further consideration.last_img read more

EPL: Liverpool crush Leicester to go 13 points clear

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Foxes attack Burnley Rampant Liverpool moved 13 points clear at the top of the English Premier League after Roberto Firmino struck twice in an emphatic 4-0 win at second-placed Leicester City. The victory was inspired in large part by attacking right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold who created three goals and scored one himself. With Firmino deadly in front of goal and Liverpool in total control throughout, it was a performance that suggested the title race is all but over at the half-way stage. Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has been vocal in his criticism of his team’s intense schedule but the European champions showed no signs of any adverse influence from their trip to Qatar. There they had won the Club World Cup. A trip to Leicester, who went into the game unbeaten at home this season, was the toughest test of the season. But Klopp’s men passed the test with barely a hint of drama. It will now take an extraordinary slump for them to fail to win their first title of the Premier League era. “We played really good football after all the travelling and intense period. Yes, it is the best performance of the season and we controlled it. To get four goals is something to be proud of,” said Alexander-Arnold. “You don’t really think you will be 13 points clear, but we are happy to be in this position and we won’t take it for granted. This is the Premier League and anything can happen,” he added. Popping up in the inside-left position, Alexander-Arnold floated a pinpoint cross to the backpost for Brazilian Firmino to head Liverpool into the lead in the 31st minute. Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel then produced an outstanding close-range save to foil Sadio Mane and Liverpool would have been disappointed to go in at half-time with only the solitary goal. Liverpool were utterly dominant but had to wait until the 71st minute to extend their lead when Alexander-Arnold’s corner kick struck the left arm of Caglar Soyuncu. Substitute James Milner slotted home the penalty kick with his first touch of the ball. Firmino then made it 3-0, collecting and firing home a powerfully-struck low cross from Alexander-Arnold. Then the 21-year-old England international rounded off the rout, hammering a low shot into the far, bottom corner at the end of a swift counter-attack. Liverpool have 52 points from 18 games, with Leicester on 39 points from 19 matches and Manchester City 14 points behind the leaders before their game at Wolves on Sunday. “It’s one of many successful nights so far this season,” said Milner. “We are not even halfway. So much can change and happen. The strength of this team is we tale it one game at a time.” Reuters/NAN.Tags: Jurgen KloppLeicester CityLiverpoolRoberto Firminolast_img read more

We’re in this together – Poyet

first_img Press Association “We need to make sure that we are all together, players, staff, fans, make sure that we are very strong to make sure that we can win football games.” Poyet, of course, left Brighton under something of a cloud during the summer and has his own reputation as a combustible character, although he is perhaps not in the same league as his predecessor in that respect. However, he has very firm ideas about how he wants a Sunderland side, which played with little confidence or organisation during the latter days of Di Canio’s tenure but improved significantly under temporary boss Kevin Ball, to operate. He said: “I am a very honest person, very honest. I believe that football should be played in one way, which is caring a lot for the ball. “That way of playing football needs to be adaptable to the players. If you want to play football, but you don’t have the players, it’s not going to work, so you need to work, convince, use the ability of the players. “We like to give the players the possibility to perform at their best, to play in the position where they want to play. They can perform, there are no excuses, they can go on the pitch and feel comfortable. “Apart from that, we will help them, explain things that they need to listen to in the next few days. “But the sooner they get it, the better for everybody.” Di Canio, under the guidance of director of football Roberto De Fanti, signed 14 players during the summer as the club embarked upon a radical overhaul of the playing staff. That investment has paid limited dividends to date, but Poyet is convinced there is enough talent within the dressing room to achieve the results required. He said: “That’s why I am here. If there were no talented players, if there were no quality players, the challenge would be practically impossible. “I am convinced that the players are good enough.” Asked if he had a message for the club’s supporters, he told SAFSee: “Trust me, believe, connect with the team. We are all together in this, we are all together, so it is important that we stick together. “It’s a big, big challenge, but I am really excited. I thought I would have an opportunity in the Premier League and now I have got it. “I need to make sure that I prove they picked the right man to get us from the situation we are in, so I am absolutely delighted.” Poyet inherits a team which is yet to win a Premier League game this season and has managed to collect just a single point from seven attempts to date. He will look to address that situation for the first time at Swansea next Saturday before heading into his opening match at the Stadium of Light, a derby clash with Newcastle which has now taken on added significance for a man who twice guided former club Brighton to FA Cup victory over the Magpies. Asked what his priority would be, he said: “Well it is to address the problems quickly, make sure we train and we convince the players to get better, and slowly that will make us pick up points. “The sooner we win, of course, the better, but the idea is to make sure that we understand the way that we would like them to play football. “We think it’s the best way, so there has to be very good communication with the players, understanding, trust – we need to commit as a group. The 45-year-old Uruguayan has been handed the task of lifting the Black Cats from the foot of the Barclays Premier League table following his appointment as Paolo Di Canio’s successor on Tuesday. Having signed a two-year deal, Poyet is confident he can repair the damage wrought during the Italian’s ill-fated reign and ease them out of the relegation zone. New Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet has urged the fans to trust him as he attempts to drag the club out of trouble.last_img read more