North Property Group expands

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » North Property Group expands previous nextAgencies & PeopleNorth Property Group expandsThe Negotiator19th December 20190454 Views A fast-growing property business has moved into contemporary office space at Brewery Wharf in Leeds city centre. North Property Group specialises in city centre apartment sales, lettings and investment opportunities across Leeds, as well as marketing residential investments in Manchester and Liverpool.We’ve agreed sales £50m of property and we expect to reach £100m by the end of our third financial year.The company has relocated into 1,200 sq ft of open plan space at One Brewery Wharf, a key part of the waterfront development.Managing Director, Oli Banks, said, “We have agreed sales on over £50million worth of property since incorporation and expect to grow this to more than £100million by the end of our third financial year. As a result we’ve doubled the size of our team in the last 12 months and had outgrown our previous premised on The Calls. We wanted a contemporary office, to create an inviting, branded shop front that is easily accessible for clients. One Brewery Wharf ticked all the boxes. It’s in a popular location, with great amenities and an established residential community and we’ve been able to create a stunning interior, which makes it the perfect base, as we embark on our next phase of growth.”North Property Group Oli Banks Brewery Wharf Leeds city centre December 19, 2019Jenny van BredaWhat’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

Space Carnival Premieres New Studio Session Video For “Prince Rebus”

first_imgIthaca based psychedelic jam quartet Space Carnival recently announced an extensive Spring Tour. Starting with a week-long run in central New York, including a date with Broccoli Samurai in Oneonta, Space Carnival will then be touring for two weeks in the Midwest, sharing stages with Desmond Jones and Digeometric before coming back to the Northeast for a run of regional shows. Among these is April 20th at The Westcott in Syracuse, NY with Infected Mushroom, April 12th at The Haunt in Ithaca, NY with Dopapod, April 13th at Bourbon & Branch in Philadelphia, PA with Formula 5, and April 28th at The Hangar in Troy, NY with Mister F.Check out the full list of dates below as well as a video of their new song “Prince Rebus” from their recent Sub Rosa Session at Sub Cat Studios in Syracuse NY.Space Carnival Tour Dates3.14 | Rochester, NY | Abilene3.15 | Syracuse, NY | Al’s Wine & Whiskey3.16 | Oneonta, NY | The Waterfront3.18 | Norwich, NY | Rita’s Tavern3.19 | Hector, NY | Two Goats Brewing3.29 | Westerville, OH | Fenders3.30 | Louisville, KY | Time & Space3.31 | Kokomo, IN | The Coterie4.01 | St. Louis, MO | Pop’s Blue Moon4.02 | Overland Park, KS | Local Tap4.03 | Des Moines, IA | Lefty’s4.06 | Chicago, IL | Emporium Wicker Park4.07 | Mount Pleasant, MI | Rubble’s Bar4.08 | Grand Rapids, MI | Tip Top4.09 | Cincinnati, OH | Stanley’s Pub4.12 | Ithaca, NY | The Haunt4.13 | Philadelphia, PA | Bourbon & Branch4.14 | Nyack, NY | Olive’s4.15 | Port Jeff Station, NY | LI Pour House4.20 | Syracuse, NY | Westcott Theatre4.21 | Plattsburgh, NY | The Monopole4.22 | Burlington, VT | Radio Bean4.26 | Portland, ME | Flask4.27 | Manchester, NH | Penuche’s4.28 | Troy, NY | The Hangarlast_img read more

Legislators use cuts, taxes, rainy day fund to balance budget

first_imgLegislative leaders announced today that they had put together a package of tax increases, budget cuts and some of the state’s “rainy day” funds to offset a $100 million General Fund budget deficit.Speaker Smith and Senate President Pro Tem Shumlin called it a responsible approach to balancing the budget. The proposal is made up of a $26 million revenue package, $71 million worth of reductions and $3.3 million of rainy day funds. By eliminating the capital gains and income tax deductions loophole, the revenue package reduces Vermonters income taxes by lowering the marginal tax rates.  The full passage of this package will result in lower incomes taxes for the vast majority of Vermonters and would drop Vermont s top marginal rate from first to fifth nationally.  We have proposed a thoughtful package that reduces Vermonter s income taxes at a time when they need the relief more than ever, said Senator Shumlin.The proposal also includes an additional $46 million of reductions, on top of the $25 million that the Senate proposed earlier this year. These reductions include a $19.8 million reduction in the General Fund transfer to the Education Fund and $26.5 million of additional reductions to various state services. The reductions to services are incredibly hard to make but these very difficult times call for very difficult decisions to be made, said Speaker Smith.The legislative leaders said they have been involved in productive conversations with the Douglas Administration over the past several days and remain open to further discussions.  The leaders put forward their balanced proposal today in order to continue to move forward and meet their adjournment schedule.  The budget and miscellaneous tax conference committees will begin their work on this proposal this afternoon.Budget Closing Construct:Adjusting for the Revenue downgrade:I. FY 2009 Shortfall: $14.7 milliona) Use carry forward which was to be held for FY 2010 $11.7 millionb) Use Caseload Reserve or other receipts $ 3.0 millionII. FY 2010 Deficit before revenues: $75.7 millionConsists ofa) Additional revenue downgrade: $34.3 millionb) Less property transfer tax to GF $ 3.6 millionc) Less FY 2009 carry forward $11.7 milliond) Senate revenue package $26.1 millionIII. FY 2010 Closing Constructa) Revenues (built on House/Senate agreed items) $26.1 million[Misc. Tax conference committee]b) Further reductions above Senate Appropriations bill $26.5 millionIncludes:1. No funding for Human Resources IT project unlesscovered in capital bill ($4.5 million)2. $6 million for economic development reducedto $4.5 million ($1.5 million)[Appropriations Conference Committee]c) Reduction in GF transfer to Ed Fund $19.8 million& Related Ed. Fund adjustments:1. Education payment reduced to 2.1% growth2. Non residential tax rate at $1.36d) Caseload reserve or other budget reductions $ 3.3 million- TAX PROPOSAL ATTACHEDSource: Senate President’s Office AttachmentSize Final May Tax Proposal.pdf13.52 KBlast_img read more

Mountain Mama | Fear, Flowers and Favorite Rivers

first_imgThey say that courage isn’t the absence of fear, rather it’s staring fear in the face and doing precisely the things that, in equal measure, give your life meaning and terrify you. A good dose of fearlessness is required to live the best possible life. And yet, every time I go a month or two without getting in my kayak, my head churns over all the reasons I shouldn’t paddle anything hard.  This past weekend I was cursed with a particularly overactive imagination. I thought about a recent conversation when a friend asked me whether I had a will. I don’t.Of course I should. I’m a lawyer, I know all the ways an estate can get hung-up. I have a four-year old who depends on me. On the way to the put-in of my favorite Class IV run, one question looped in my head. What happens to my four-year old if anything happens to me on the river?I needed a break from my son and craved a day of being something other than a mom. My son started every sentence with mommy and it grated on me, just hearing that word and his need for my help and attention. Now that I had that break I so dearly needed, I nearly talked myself out of paddling before we even got to the put-in. Even felt like a bad mom for wanting time to myself and wondered if he was still crying to the sitter over my departure.20160225_183723The water was so crystal clear. Even from my vantage point at the put-in, I could count the rocks on the riverbed, some ten feet underwater. The river turned just out of sight, where the real action begins.Something about the verdant moss combined with the opaque emerald water beckoned me so I ignored the nagging voice that was saying I should prioritize time with my son, especially now when he still like to hang out with me. I had the chance to paddle with two of my favorite people on a river that I hadn’t been on for four years. The first drop was followed by half a dozen more, the frothy whitewater a cold splash of reality. I was alive in the moment, studying the precise fold of a wave, the angle to boof a rock. The energy between us was palpable after every drop. I recognized every rapid, knew with certainty the ways in which the run could go wrong. I felt a few inches behind where I wanted to be, just off enough to keep me humble and aware. Everything else fell away, all my responsibilities and endless to-do lists. I stopped thinking about my son, worrying I wasn’t doing my best as a parent.Before the biggest rapid, we eddied out and my friend told me the line. After the first drop, grabbing the eddy on the right was optional.“So will you get the eddy?” I asked. Whenever I feel uncertain, I cling to a plan.She responded off-handedly. “It all depends where I am after the first drop. If it makes sense, I’ll go into the eddy. If not, I’ll angle right and paddle hard through the second drop.”That’s when in sunk in that the antidote for fear is softening to the opportunities that present themselves, about remaining as open as possible. I exhaled and then kayaked with purpose.After the first drop the rest of the rapid opened up, and I could see precisely where I wanted to be. I was rusty, so still fought the pushy whitewater to stay on line.I smiled a big, toothy grin, unable to contain the moment.We paddled the rest of the river, happy to be together again, the three of us, in this place, one that resonates within each of us as sacred. I didn’t even flip upside down, much less come close to needing a will in place. And when I did get home, my son greeted me with a bouquet of flowers, one that he picked out especially for me. “These are beautiful, mom. Like you,” he said. I pulled him into a hug, his body folding into mine and inhaled him, which smelled all the sweeter to me after getting on the river.[divider]More from[/divider]last_img read more

Senior Defense Leaders Discuss the Changing Role of the Military in Latin America

first_imgBy Marcos Ommati/Diálogo August 18, 2016 nueva agenda? The 2016 South American Defense Conference (SOUTHDEC) started on a different and, unfortunately, sad note on August 17th in Montevideo, Uruguay. A minute of silence was observed in honor of Uruguayan Air Force Captain Fernando Martín De Rebolledo and 2nd Lieutenant Gonzalo Correa, both of whom died a day prior in a tragic accident involving a military helicopter close to Montevideo’s Carrasco International Airport. Right after, Army General Nelson Eduardo Pintos González, Uruguayan Chief of Defense Staff, inaugurated the conference by explaining how the role of the military in his country has recently changed. “In 2015, the Uruguayan Military Policies for Defense established a more robust participation of our Armed Forces in activities such as disaster relief that benefit our population, since there’s no foreseen armed conflict among our regional nations. Of course, this can never interfere with the main and original role of our military, which is national defense.” U.S. Navy Admiral Kurt Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command Commander (SOUTHCOM) followed his Uruguayan counterpart to address military and civilian leaders from eight other nations, as well as representatives from the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB), the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS), the Inter-American Defense College (IADC), and other institutions and authorities who were in Montevideo to discuss security and defense issues from August 16th – 18th. “Why is that role changing?” Adm. Tidd asked the audience in reference to the conference’s theme, Changing the Role of the Military in the Region. “To start with, I think we’d all agree that the global security environment is the most complex, volatile, and unpredictable in at least the last half-century – certainly longer than any of us have been on active service. We’re no longer simply dealing with conventional conflicts that displace millions of people and destabilize entire regions — we’re also facing complex, networked threats like transregional crime and violent extremism that transcend borders and boundaries,” he said. Both Adm. Tidd and Gen. Pintos agree that these challenges don’t just blur the lines between domestic security and defense — they transcend geographic borders, hemispheres, and domains. During their opening remarks, they mentioned that these challenges, especially transnational organized crime and humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts, require more than just multinational cooperation; they require a broader understanding of the complex global environment and demand adaptive and creative responses by re-conceptualized security forces. After their remarks, SOUTHDEC 2016 participants from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, and the United States walked across the street with Gen. Pintos and Adm. Tidd to the gravesite of Uruguayan national military hero and leader José Gervasio Artigas Arnal, considered the father of Uruguayan nationhood. Both leaders honored him with flowers, before the defense authorities went back to carry on with the conference. During the conference, participants exchanged ideas on the evolution of the role of militaries in maintaining international peace and stability under the United Nations mandate, the role of women in the military, the partner nations’ support to peacekeeping missions, and how to effectively run transregional threat networks for security missions in the future. Both Adm. Tidd and Gen. Pintos have previously stressed the importance of continuing cooperative partnerships to ensure the successful execution of future peacekeeping missions and to maintain stability throughout the region. SOUTHDEC has always had the objective of creating a place for military chiefs to discuss subjects that have a direct influence on the region, thereby achieving an increased level of understanding, friendship, and cooperation in the defense area. This year’s conference is no different.last_img read more

The Sky Over Long Island Was Crazy Tuesday

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Tips on how to discuss topics surrounding racism with your children

first_img(WBNG) — With protests for the Black Lives Matter movement in all 50 states, parents may find themselves having to explain to children not only what is going on in society, but why it’s all happening. If you’re a parent and you don’t have all the answers, experts say that’s okay. Discussions on racism don’t just happen once, experts suggest looking at it as an ongoing conversation. “Parents need to consistently think about addressing tough issues that kids need to be brought up thinking about, questioning, and being critical about. Racism is certainly one of those issues,” said Bronstein. In these discussions, experts encourage parents to challenge children. Bronstein says children are curious and it’s important for them to ask questions about why these issues are happening. While children learn about subjects like racism, and the United States’ history of slavery, Bronstein says education on these topics should continue outside the classroom. In the end, if parents witness behavior from their children that may be offensive, Bronstein encourages parents to hold children accountable. “We often are afraid to address differences, but I think it’s important to address differences,” said Binghamton University College of Community and Public Affairs Dean Laura Bronstein. “There are differences, and yes, all people have their strengths and all people are valued.” “If you don’t know, be able to say ‘I don’t know, but you know what? That’s a good question, I’m going to find out the answer to that and get back to you,’ or ‘We’re going to explore it together,'” said Bronstein. “To be saying something that is hurtful, and then ask them, ‘Where did you get that thinking from?” said Bronstein. “Help deconstruct that for them.”last_img read more

Hrvoje Bujas: The waiter should be the main PR and salesman of the restaurant

first_imgPublished by: Hrvoje Bujas, business owner Black Egg, GoHome i My great-grandfather Jakov Belamaric Pivalo was a waiter (or you “boss” of waiters in Krka, then a renowned hotel), he spoke 4 languages ​​(Hr, Eng, Ita and Njem.), He was always in a suit (at least that’s what my grandmother told me ), he loved his job, his profession, he was excellent and appreciated in that.So in the first half of the 20th century Šibenik had its own guild and waiters were a pillar of the then slow development of tourism…Today, the waiter is almost a sparrow, and the waiter is the one who has nothing else to do… as he finished college, he has no job, so here is a “poor” waiter.Sorry!The waiter should be the main PR and salesman of the catering facility, the one who presents the owner of the same, who brings him added value, who in a broader picture presents and develops our tourism as a whole.A waiter should become a profession that is valued, he speaks with due respect… after all, as a student I was a waiter “bloody” it’s a job, run here and there, wear, no working hours, and you see and hear everything…Only those who have a license and a school could be waiters, and they should be adequately paid for that.Ah… and our schools are below the level, only there would need a total rosada, not to mention Reform!last_img read more

Developers enter the moral maze

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UK firms lash out at lease plans

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