Zero Deposit signs up Foxtons and will ‘soon’ be in 3,000 branches

first_imgHome » News » Zero Deposit signs up Foxtons and will ‘soon’ be in 3,000 branches previous nextProducts & ServicesZero Deposit signs up Foxtons and will ‘soon’ be in 3,000 branchesSeven months after officially launching, insurance-backed service has now signed up several key estate agents and social landlords, and also won access to ZPG’s users.Nigel Lewis3rd October 201803,835 Views Rental deposits replacement start-up Zero Deposit has begun training up negotiators at both Your Move and Foxtons and says it will have between 2,500 and 3,000 letting agents distributing its product within a ‘few months’.The announcement was made by CEO Jon Notley (pictured, above) during an industry drinks gathering last night in central London at Knight Frank’s swanky London HQ.“The advice to agents is that if they don’t want to be at the back of the queue, better to contact us sooner rather than later as the queue is getting longer,” he said.Foxtons is the latest high-profile agent to sign up to Zero Deposit, just ahead of Your Move. Its signing-up is less of a surprise; the estate agency chain’s parent company LSL recently invested in Zero Deposit via a £750,000 convertible loan note.Representatives of the company’s other backers were also at the gathering including Connells Group Chief Executive David Plumtree and Paul Deveney from the Acorn Group, while the party’s venue was supplied by another backer, Knight Frank.Tenant take-upThe company, which was co-founded by Notley with start-up entrepreneur Ben Austin, also claims that half of all tenants offered its service take it up.Other members of the beefed-up Zero Deposits management team at the party said its service was appealing to upmarket tenants as well as those who can’t afford large deposits.Chief Operations Officer Gary Wright, who said that upmarket renters in central London facing paying deposits of £6,000 or more were warming to the idea of paying for his firm’s service, preferring to spend the money on lifestyle choices rather than a deposit.Other new members of the Zero Deposit team include its new Chief Financial Officer Andrew Doyle, who launched property portal Assertahome in 2000.knight frank Rob Sargent Jon Notley rental deposits acorn group Ben Austin connells David Plumtree zero deposit October 3, 2018Nigel 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 2021last_img read more

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Eco-friendly Quangoff

first_imgQuangoff Spring Water Systems will be highlighting its green initiatives at the show, and demonstrating how to serve chilled still and sparkling natural spring water, with minimal environmental impact.Its natural spring water is delivered from four UK spring sources in 20-litre recyclable bags inside boxes, eliminating a need for plastic or glass bottles. It fits on a bar or counter top with no need for plumbing or unpacking.”In the current economic climate, saving energy saves money for business owners who already have pressing concerns. Taking a positive stance on environmental issues is crucial to both customers and employees,” said David Lenderyou, managing director, Quangoff.[http://www.quangoff.co.uk]last_img

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EXCLUSIVE: Polyrhythmics Debut Video For The Slinky And Psychedelic “Goldie’s Road”

first_imgUpcoming Polyrhythmics Tour Dates 2017September 9 – Anacortes, WA – Bastion Brewing CompanySeptember 20 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe LiveSeptember 21 – Washington, DC – Gypsy Sally’sSeptember 22 – Brooklyn, NY – The Knitting FactorySeptember 23 – Boston, MA – The Red RoomSeptember 26 – South Burlington, VT – Higher GroundSeptember 28 – Teaneck, NJ – Debonair Music HallSeptember 29 – Hartford, CT – Arch Street TavernSeptember 30 – Schuylkill Haven, PA – Meeting of the MindsOctober 27 – Winters CA – Berryessa Brewing CompanyOctober 29 – Placerville, CA – Hangtown Halloween BallOctober 31 – Phoenix, AZ – Last Exit LiveNovember 3 – Denver, CO – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom *November 4 – Steamboat Springs, CO – Schmiggity’sNovember 9 – Garden City, ID – Visual Arts CollectiveNovember 10 – Bend, OR – Volcanic Theater and PubNovember 11 – Ashland, OR – Armory**November 17 – Eugene, OR – HiFi Music HallNovember 18 – Portland, OR – Star TheaterNovember 24 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern ^November 25 – Seattle, WA – Tractor TavernDecember 1 – Springdale, UT – Bit & SpurDecember 2 – San Diego, CA – Winston’sDecember 5 – San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO BrewsDecember 6 – Santa Cruz , CA – Moes AlleyDecember 7 – Grass Valley, CA – Grass Valley Center for the ArtsDecember 8 – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay CasinoDecember 9 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s* w/ Dumpstaphunk** w/ Dirty Revival^ w/ Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio Polyrhythmics, the Afrobeat funk-fusion eight-piece out of Seattle, Washington, is gearing up for a big year. While the group has already earned a dedicated following from coast to coast with their bold sound, tight grooves, and expert musicianship, the buzz around the band is growing with the upcoming release of their new album, Caldera, which is due out September 22nd. Caldera comes as a follow-up to Polyrhythmics’ critically acclaimed third studio album, Octagon, which catapulted the group into the national spotlight and earned them spots on bills with Snarky Puppy, Booker T, and more, as well as on lineups for big-name festivals, such as Bumbershoot, High Sierra, and Vancouver International Jazz Fest. For their fourth studio effort, Caldera is set to be similarly well-received, with the band offering a mesmerizing and eclectic album that showcases the unique sound rooted in funk, soul, psychedelic rock, R&B, progressive jazz, and Afrobeat.Polyrhythmics Expand Fall Tour Ahead Of New Album’s ReleaseAhead of the release of Caldera next month, Polyrhythmics is giving our readers a taste of what they’re all about with the release of the music video for “Goldie’s Road” off the new album. “Goldie’s Road” itself is slinky and trance-like, simultaneously laid back and eerie, all the while evoking tunes of the 1970’s with its old-school groove, psychedelic effects, and wah-wah heavy guitar. As trombonist Elijah Clark tells Live For Live Music, “‘Goldie’s Road’ is about the journey along a never traveled highway, and the experiences that an individual finds along that road are the destination itself. The song was composed primarily on melodica and trombone, the only two instruments I had at my disposal. It’s a piece written from the limitations of a location, but the freedom of a seemingly endless supply of time while trapped outside of city life. During the writing of ‘Goldie’s Road’, I was listening and absorbing a lot from Amharic musicians and songs such as Mulatu Astatke, Tilahun Gessesse, and Eritrean Krar music. I hope that a bit of the trance-like beauty of the Ethiopian and Eritrean tradition shines through in this song that is indicative of the sound of Polyrhythmics at a certain interval.”This new music video compliments the sound of “Goldie’s Road” nicely, with its sepia-drenched and ever-changing video collage using its simplistic presentation emphasizing the complexity of the music born from Polyrhythmics’ eight individual members. Live For Live Music is proud to present the premiere of Polyrhythmics’ new music video, and you can check it out for yourself below. You can also look below for Polyrhythmics’ upcoming tour dates or head to the band’s website for more information.last_img read more

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$1.4 billion Baltic offshore wind farm begins producing power

first_img$1.4 billion Baltic offshore wind farm begins producing power FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享CNBC:A large offshore wind farm, operated by German utility firm E.ON in partnership with Norway’s Equinor, has sent its first electricity to the German grid.An equally-shared joint venture between E.ON and Equinor, the Arkona wind farm is situated in the German part of the Baltic Sea, Equinor said Monday. Investment in the project amounts to 1.2 billion euros ($1.41 billion).When fully up and running, it will have an output of 385 megawatts (MW) and will be able to send power to around 400,000 German homes. Pal Coldevin, Equinor’s head of new energy development, said Arkona was the company’s fourth wind farm to come online in Europe since 2012.“It is yet another important contribution to Equinor’s ambitious strategy, where the company is developing from a focused oil and gas company to a broad energy major, building on our extensive offshore experience and more than 40 years as one of the largest energy providers in Europe,” Coldevin said.The project, which is made up of 60 turbines from Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, is in the last stages of construction, with 44 turbines installed so far. The aim is to have all installed by the end of the year.Europe’s total offshore wind capacity increased by 25 percent in 2017, according to WindEurope. Just over 3.1 gigawatts (GW) of new offshore wind was installed in Europe last year, with total capacity hitting almost 15.8 GW, the trade body states.More: E.ON and Equinor’s $1.41 billion offshore wind farm sends first electricity to gridlast_img read more

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DWI Suspect Had 2 Kids in SUV, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Manhattan man was arrested for drunken driving with two children in his SUV in Dix Hills the night of Independence Day, New York State police said.Troopers stopped a Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by Vince Mojica for failing to maintain his lane on the Northern State Parkway westbound near Exit 42 at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, police said.Mojica was found to be under the influence of alcohol with two kids in the vehicle.He was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and driving while intoxicated with a minor in the vehicle, a felony under Leandra’s Law.He will be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Central Islip.last_img

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6 Dogs, Cats That Need To Come Home With You

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York There is never a shortage of sweet animals available for adoption on Long Island, but if you can’t adopt but want to help, perhaps you can donate to help make a difference.In honor of Animal Cruelty Awareness Month, The Nassau County SPCA has kicked-off their $5 challenge to help with their efforts of protecting animals from abuse and neglect, and to provide basic welfare for animals in need. Please donate as you can. For more information, check out their website.But if you can adopt, check out these adorable cats and dogs who are ready to go home with you today!RalphAvailable for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Wantagh:Ralph originally came to the shelter as a stray after being found at a local gas station. he is a really sweet and handsome fella who gets along with both humans and other dogs. Ralph can be nervous with new people, so a savvy owner who knows how to introduce Ralph to new people would be what he needs. He is really affectionate and just so fun to be with, but go ahead, check him out for yourself!If you are interested in giving Ralph the home he deserves, call 516-785-5220, email [email protected] or visit3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh.IvyAvailable for adoption at the Little Shelter in Huntington:Ivy is a regal Beagle of around 7 years old that arrived at the Little Shelter from a local town shelter. Ivy is a playful, curious and trusting dog. She’s not the most active girl in the world but she loves to take leisurely walks so she can stop and sniff the world. If you’re looking for a goofy, laid-back pooch, Ivy is your gal!DemiDemi came to the Little Shelter after her previous person passed away. She’s a little shy, but once she warms up to you, you’ve found yourself a forever friend. Demi may have no teeth, but she’s got a heart of gold and a sweet disposition to match. Come on down and meet this lovely lady, but look out, she may just steal your heart!JackJack is a super sweet orange tabby kitten available for adoption at Town of Huntington Cat Shelter. He came in with two other kittens and is currently waiting for find his furever home. Jack loves to cuddle, get belly rubs and will hold onto your hand as you give him chin scratches. He enjoys looking out the window and bird watching but also likes chasing his toys.For more information on adopting Ivy, Demi and Jack, please call the Little Shelter at 631-368-8770, or come in for a visit at 33 Warner Rd. in Huntington.WinnieAvailable for adoption at The Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter:Winnie Cooper (reference #170724) is a gorgeous dog that was brought to the shelter as a stray just two days before Christmas 2017. Besides being cold and a bit fearful, it was also discovered that Winnie was pregnant and due very soon. She became a mom on January 6 and took the best care of her little pups, who have since been adopted.It is now time for Winnie to find her peace and happiness as she continues the next chapter of her young life. Winnie is less than 2 years old and is now spayed and up to date on all her vaccines. She is a rock star here at the shelter for the way she handled being a very pregnant mom and alone in the streets.Winnie Cooper weighs 42 pounds and is ready to be adopted. If you are a special home looking for a very special gal, Winnie is for you!NanaNana (reference #180074) came to the shelter in late February. Her owner was moving and could not take her. She is a 7-year-old gray, domestic short hair who is quite vocal and very loving. Nana will make a great companion for someone that loves attention from their cat. Nana is spayed, up to date on all of her vaccines, microchipped and oh so ready to be in a home again where she can spoil her new owner with purrs and kisses.For more information on Winne and Nana, call the Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter at 516-677-5784.As always, thanks for reading and please remember to always adopt, never shop…pass it on!last_img read more

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Lift employees with these leadership traits

first_img continue reading » Great leaders don’t get to where they are through force or fear; rather, it’s achieved by building trust and loyalty. There is a lot that goes into attaining that type of relationship with your employees, but to be successful – and to ensure others’ success – it’s worth investing in.I came across this blog from Eric Torrence, who has spent time analyzing leaders and identified characteristics of a “posture” that great leaders demonstrate. His breakdown aligns well with practicing servant leadership, which is all about investing in the personal and professional well-being of those on your team.Here are the traits:A humble spirit. I’ve shared before the importance of showing humility as a leader. What it comes down to is essentially believing in the capabilities of others and knowing your own limitations. This means being willing to admit mistakes, accept and give constructive feedback, and have a positive outlook. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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HHS secretary blogs on impasse with Indonesia

first_imgApr 17, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – US Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Mike Leavitt, in Vietnam today on the second leg of a 10-daytour of Southeast Asia, revealed new details on his blog today about his talks with Indonesian officials on two controversial issues: the country’s refusal to freely share H5N1 virus samples and the status of the US Navy’s medical laboratory unit, NAMRU-2.Leavitt is visiting Indonesia, Vietnam, and Singapore to discuss a host of issues, including import safety and collaborative efforts to halt the spread of infectious diseases such as avian influenza and HIV, according to an Apr 14 press release from the HHS. The United States, recognizing the burdens Indonesia and Vietnam have faced in the fight against avian influenza, has provided technical assistance and funding to further efforts to identify and prevent the disease, the HHS said.”By working together, we can improve the safety of food and other products and build a common defense against disease,” Leavitt said in the press release. Leavitt has maintained a blog on the HHS Web site since August 2007, and the HHS has said he is the first cabinet secretary to use the online forum.In early 2007, Indonesia announced it had stopped sharingH5N1 virus samples with the World Health Organization (WHO) to protest, in its view, that poorer developing countries that share samples will not have access to or afford the pandemic vaccines that pharmaceutical companies in developed nations will manufacture using the samples.The US Navy’s medical unit in Jakarta (NAMRU-2) is a WHO collaborating laboratory, and its status in the county has been uncertain since Indonesia stopped sharing its H5N1 samples. However, on Apr 10 Kyodo News Agency, a Japanese news service, reported that Indonesia’s health ministry had banned NAMRU-2 from operating in the country.Uncertain times for NAMRU-2In his blog post, which he wrote while still in Indonesia but posted today, Leavitt said that NAMRU-2 can help any Southeast Asian country identify virus samples in the event of communicable disease outbreaks. He added that the laboratory has operated in Indonesia for decades; however, the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Indonesia and the United States expired 2 years ago, and efforts to renew the agreement have been unsuccessful.The United States also has a Navy medical unit in Cairo, Egypt, NAMRU-3, that also serves as a WHO reference laboratory and has been instrumental in analyzing H5N1 samples.Indonesia’s health minister, Siti Fadilah Supari, recently ordered Indonesian institutions to stop sending tissue samples to NAMRU-2,because she believes the sharing is illegal without an MOU and a material transfer agreement, Leavitt wrote. “Her action is obviously linked to her global initiative to seek specific benefits for sharing samples,” he added.Payment demand stalls virus-sharing talksLeavitt wrote that he had useful talks with many of Indonesia’s top federal officials, including its president, SusiloBambang Yudhoyono, though much of his time was spent discussing virus-sharing issues and the status of NAMRU-2 with Supari.A WHO working group on virus sharing has been trying to hammer out a virus-sharing agreement between global health officials and developing countries, but has made little progress. The group last met in November 2007, and a smaller version of the group may meet again in May in advance of the WHO’s World Health Assembly, according to previous reports.Little progress was made on the question of whether countries that contribute virus samples should receive direct financial compensation, Leavitt said.”The minister’s main point is that what she wants should not be considered ‘royalties’ or ‘compensation,'” he wrote. “What she says she wants is for the contributing countries to be eligible for some share of the value commercial companies create out of the influenza samples they provide.”Leavitt said he acknowledged Supari’s legitimate concerns about her country’s access to medicine and vaccines, but emphasized that health officials need to retain incentives that enable pharmaceutical companies to develop new countermeasures.”I pointed out that technology is improving and might well hold solutions that we don’t currently have,” he wrote. “Once we are using cell-based methods of making vaccines, the capacity and cost will dramatically drop, which will change the entire equation.”However, Leavitt said linking sample sharing to payment would erode the world’s ability to make any vaccines, “because the slope is slippery, and there will be no end to the demands.”Vaccine availability and sample sharing are both legitimate issues, he said. “And we must deal with them both, but we should not link[them]. World health should not be the subject of barter.”Countries set a 2-month time clockIndonesia’s coordinating minister Aburizal Bakrie suggested that the United States and Indonesia spend the next 2 months working on a solution to the impasse, Leavitt reported. He said he instructed his representative Bill Steiger and ambassador John Lange, the State Department’s special representative for avian and pandemic influenza, to continue discussions with Indonesia.Leavitt warned that, despite the new negotiations, the situation might never be resolved.”If we haven’t been successful in resolving the matter, I think it will be time for the world to just accept Indonesia’s unwillingness to participate in the WHO influenza system and move on to other ways of making the world safer.”See also:Apr 14 HHS press releaseNov 26, 2007, CIDRAP News story “Virus-sharing pact eludes WHO group, but work will continue”last_img read more

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Indonesian sailors’ deaths on Chinese fishing vessel raise questions about working conditions

first_imgThe other sailor said they were made to drink filtered sea water during work, which eventually took a toll on their health. “We became nauseated. We could no longer drink [sea water]. There was one time when our throats became clogged with phlegm,” he said, adding that some even experienced breathing difficulties.In a press briefing on Thursday, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi confirmed that, in the past few months, four Indonesian sailors who had been registered to Chinese fishing vessel Long Xin 629 had died.One of the sailors, identified only as EP, died at the Busan Medical Center in South Korea on April 27. Another sailor, identified as AR, died on Chinese fishing vessel Tian Yu 8 on March 30. Two other sailors died on Long Xin 629 in December 2019. “On April 26, the Indonesian Embassy [in Seoul] was informed that a citizen with the initials EP was sick. When they contacted him, he said that he had long suffered from difficulty breathing and had coughed up blood,” Retno said. “The Busan Medical Center said that he died from pneumonia.”Retno said that, according to a statement from Tian Yu 8, AR had fallen ill on March 26 and was moved from Long Xin 629 to Tian Yu 8 to be taken to port for treatment. However, AR died before the ship reached port and was buried at sea on the morning of March 31.“According to the embassy, the ship had informed AR’s family and received approval for a burial at sea on March 30,” she said.The two sailors who died in December were said to be buried at sea after dying of an infectious disease.The Migrant Care advocacy group criticized the treatment of Indonesian crewmen on the Chinese vessels, saying that the harsh work environment infringed on their basic human rights.“What these Indonesian crewmen experienced was a violation of their human rights. They were robbed of their freedom by working in an inappropriate environment. They were deprived of their right to information and, ultimately, they were robbed of their right to live,” Migrant Care executive director Wahyu Susilo said in a statement, adding that the case was a form of slavery in modern times.Retno said the Foreign Ministry had summoned Chinese Ambassador to Indonesia Xiao Qian on Thursday to express concerns about the alleged mistreatment of Indonesian workers aboard Chinese fishing vessels.“In regard to the burial at sea for the three Indonesians, the Indonesian government has again demanded clarification on whether the burials followed the ILO [International Labor Organization] standards. The Indonesian government also expressed concerns over the poor living conditions on the ships that allegedly caused the death of the four Indonesian crew members,” she said.She also demanded that Chinese authorities conduct an investigation on the working conditions of the fishing ships.“If the investigation has found that there’s a violation, then we want the Chinese authorities to uphold enforcement that is fair,” she said.Indonesia also asked the Chinese government to help ensure that Chinese companies fulfill the workers’ rights, including their salaries, and provide safe working conditions.In his response, the Chinese ambassador assured Indonesian officials that his government would make sure the companies would be accountable to regulations and contracts.Topics : The video shows what appears to be an orange body bag being thrown off a fishing vessel by a group of men. One man can be seen praying in front of the body bag moments before it is thrown overboard.Two unidentified Indonesian sailors who worked on the vessel spoke to MBC about their experience, claiming that those aboard the ship had endured poor living conditions.“We had to [work] for around 30 hours. We were given a meal break every six hours. We would just sit around during the breaks,” one of the sailors said. The deaths of four Indonesian crew members with links to the same Chinese fishing vessel have raised concerns about working conditions on the vessel and others like it.The case first entered the public eye after a video allegedly showing Chinese sailors throwing the body of a dead Indonesian crew member overboard went viral.The footage was first featured on a news segment on South Korea’s Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) on Tuesday.last_img read more

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Volunteer on the Capitol Campus this Summer

first_imgFamilies from throughout the state, and residents of Thurston County, flock to the campus during the summer months when school is out and the weather invites strolling, picnics and ducking inside the cool, marble halls of the rotunda. Photo ops on the capitol steps are enjoyed “selfie” style as well as by professional photographers shooting wedding couples and family portraits.During the summer months the Capitol Campus is busier than ever. All this activity means the Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor and Convention Bureau could use a helping hand. Summer is a busy time on the capitol campus. Photo credit: Diane Waiste.The VCB operates the Visitor Information Center on the Capitol Campus. The center offers visitors information, maps and answers general questions about the campus, it’s buildings and the grounds. Serving as a Capitol Campus Volunteer requires a four hour weekly commitment and attendance at a free volunteer training. Serving your community as aVisitor Information Center volunteer will allow you to share your knowledge and love of our area with visitors from all around the world. Interested?  Call Phyllis Brock at 360-704-7544 or email [email protected] The Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor and Convention Bureau is located on the corner of the Capitol Campus at Capitol Way and Sid Snyder Avenue. Facebook14Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor and Convention BureauOn your way to work, running errands or shuttling kids to activities, chances are you pass the Capitol Campus and the impressive Washington State Capitol building. And, you likely don’t pay too much attention to the buildings, grounds, and monuments it holds as you go about your daily activities.The Winged Vctory Monument honors those who served in World War I. Photo credit: Gerry Oar.However, Olympia is a destination for Washingtonians and visitors from around the nation and world looking to learn more about the history and government of our area. The campus is full of impressive architecture, beautiful public art, monuments to the sacrifice of those who served and participatory opportunities to engage in local government.last_img read more

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