OnTheMarket shares begin trading at £1.63p, plummets to £1.48p

first_imgShares in OnTheMarket began trading on London’s AIM stock market today kicking off at £1.63p, valuing the company at £100 million, and quickly rising by 2p to £1.65 before dropping to £1.48p by end of trading on Friday.The OnThemarket shares issue, which it says has raised £30m out of a hoped-for £50m to finance its battle for market share with Rightmove and ZPG, is the conclusion of a long and tortuous road for CEO Ian Springett’s ambitious portal project.It launched in January 2015 two years after founding members Knight Frank, Savills, Strutt & Parker and Chestertons first convened to form parent company Agents’ Mutual Ltd.OnTheMarket.com positioned itself as a mutual organisation of agent members, but introduced a controversial ‘one other portal’ rules that made agents choose between either Rightmove or Zoopla as their ‘other portal’.Last year agent Gascoigne Halman took OnTheMarket to court, claiming the ‘one other portal’ rule was anti-competitive, but lost the case.This cleared the way for OnTheMarket to demutualise, which took place following a vote of its 2,700 agent members late last year.Former members of the mutual organisation were allocated share options based on their size of listing and length of membership. This lead to several agents signing up to long-term deals with OnTheMarket, in return for share options, including Hunters and Arun Estates.But the portal has often been riled by ZPG’s ability to poach agents off OnTheMarket, which ZPG claims has totalled over 800 agents since OnTheMarket launched.“The key proposition of the business remains the creation of an agent-backed, full-scale property portal to disrupt what is otherwise a duopoly of Rightmove and Zoopla by offering a premier search experience to consumers whilst charging sustainably fair prices to agents,” says OnTheMarket’s initial public offering (IPO) material.OnTheMarket says that as of today it has 5,500 branches signed up to its platform, approximately a third of the market.knight frank Ian Springett OnTheMarket OTM Strutt & Parker and Chestertons Savills February 9, 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 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 » Marketing » OnTheMarket shares begin trading at £1.63p, plummets to £1.48p previous nextMarketingOnTheMarket shares begin trading at £1.63p, plummets to £1.48pShares in the freshly-minted PLC started trading this morning on the AIM stock market in London.Nigel Lewis9th February 20180963 Viewslast_img read more

Associate Teacher, Child Care – (STA005912)

first_imgAssists the teacher with the planning, implementation andsupervision of the child development program.Develops activities and materials for use in theclassroom.Assumes responsibility for the class in the lead teacher’sabsence; performs as lead teacher when necessary.Participates with assessment of children’s social skillsdevelopment and intellectual, emotional and physical growth.Maintains children’s classroom records and portfolios.Communicates daily with children, parents and staff regardingthe learning environment, curriculum development and individualchild’s needs.Participates in.Teacher in Training. professional developmentplan.Assists with daily closing duties and Center events asneeded.Performs other job-related duties as assigned. EEO/AAQualifications :Associate’s Degree and 1 year experience.Requires the ability and knowledge for analysis and interpretationof procedures, policies and practices attainable through specificeducation and/or training programs in a specialty or technicalfield. Advanced vocational or electronic skills or a basicknowledge of a professional field is required. An Associate’sdegree or certification/licensing in a technical specialty programof over 18 months and up to 3 years duration are characteristic ofthis field.Requires a minimum of one (1) year of directly job-relatedexperience. Assists the lead teacher with the development and implementation ofcurriculum and classroom instruction at the university’s Child CareCenter.last_img read more

“READERS FORUM” DECEMBER 7, 2017

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare We hope that today’s “READERS FORUM” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way? WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays“Readers Poll” question is: What are the chances of Mayor Winnecke being elected to a third term?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.last_img read more

Caven Point at Liberty State Park is for wildlife, not for…

first_imgDear Editor:The NJDEP is considering the proposal submitted by Liberty National Golf Course to lease theCaven Point natural area and wildlife habitat at LSP. A recent nj.com editorial stated: “Liberty National’s owner believes the expansion would attract more high-profile golf tournaments, boosting the regional economy…” This “belief” is pure speculation. The “expansion” would merely involve relocating 3 golf holes. The actual size of the 18 holes of play would not really increase. Liberty National already has a 25-year deal with the PGA, agreed to in 2014, to host “up to” 10 PGA tournaments through 2039.That’s about one tournament every 2-3 years. The PGA is not likely to reorganize their tournament schedule simply because Liberty National reorganized 3 of their golf holes. It’s also unlikely that Liberty National can ever host one of the “majors” like the U.S. Open because it’s a very small venue by PGA standards. For the recent President’s Cup held at Liberty National, the PGA limited the TOTAL on-site occupancy to 25,000 persons per day. Only about half of that number represented tickets available for sale to the public. Why would the PGA ever consider putting the U.S. Open at a venue where they could only sell 12,500 tickets per day, when daily attendance at a major is typically 4 times that amount or more?The impact of the recent President’s Cup on the regional economy was probably not impressive. The tickets sold for that entire week wouldn’t sell out MetLife Stadium for 1 game. And Liberty National will be hosting maybe one PGA tournament like that every 2-3 years? That doesn’t really add up to a big boost for the regional economy.And that definitely does not justify the loss of the Caven Point natural area to a private golf course. Liberty National also speculates that acquiring Caven Point would allow them to “serve underprivileged children through the First Tee.” They can serve the First Tee quite well on the many acres of underdeveloped property they already own at Liberty National. The idea of “attracting more high-profile golf tournaments” is just another excuse for this proposed land grab. The only reason why Liberty National wants Caven Point is to provide 3 holes worth of eye candy for the private enjoyment of the wealthy members. Thomas Zalewskilast_img read more

Drive-Through Event Honors OCHS Seniors

first_imgAfter Prom committee member Amy Holmes hands a gift bag to senior Julian Lechner during the celebration. By MADDY VITALEOcean City High School seniors and their families lined up Tuesday afternoon in their cars on the Tabernacle grounds to be cheered on, celebrated and to receive special gifts, courtesy of the After Prom committee and volunteers.“Today, the kids would have been preparing for graduation, so we wanted to do something special for them today,” said Jen Bowman, one of the After Prom committee members, as she waved and handed gift bags to seniors. “We just felt the kids were entitled to the gifts we bought them, and we wanted them to have a special day.”The 325 seniors will get to walk in a graduation ceremony outside of the high school on Carey Field on July 9. Instead of a virtual celebration, which was held for the Ocean City Primary and Intermediate schools, district officials decided to wait for the high school’s commencement until July, when Gov. Phil Murphy is allowing live graduations, while following CDC guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic.As a prelude to graduation, a drive-through celebration was held at the Ocean City Tabernacle from noon to 3 p.m.Miss Ocean City Mary Grace Jamison drove up to her designated spot with fellow senior and friend, Todd Reimet, to collect their gifts. “Thank you so much!” Mary Grace shouted out.Mary Grace Jamison and Todd Reimet are pleased with their gift bags.The drive-through event provided a way for students to see their teachers and administrators and to be recognized for achieving the milestone, Bowman said. Volunteers called out to students, “Miss you!” “”Hope to see you soon” and “I’m proud of you!” Year after year, the After Prom committee, made up of Bowman, Amy Holmes, Lisa Yiannos-Wachter, Gabrielle Mulloy and Melissa Waid, hosts the event with the help of their families and the community.With the cancellation of the prom and after-prom this year due to the coronavirus, they had to get inventive about how to give the students a day they would remember. A Red Carpet event, while social distancing, was hosted by the school just last month in place of what would have been prom day.Holmes said in the unusual year, the group of volunteers thought about what they could do for the students.“We wanted to give them a reason to be happy – especially at a time when they are missing all of the fun things that we would have done at the end of the year. At least they could take something positive from today,” Holmes said as she handed out gift bags to seniors as they drove up. “And no one will leave here empty-handed.”A stream of cars holding graduating seniors drives around the Ocean City Tabernacle grounds.Yiannos-Wachter, one of the driving forces behind this year’s celebration, said it simply: “We are just happy to see them again. We want to make every minute matter for them.” Students have been doing remote learning since March 17, by order of the governor amid the outbreak. Each year, businesses typically donate food, gifts, and services for the After Prom. This year, with the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily shutting down many businesses, the After Prom committee decided to give back and make purchases at the very same stores and shops.Goodies ranged from After Prom T-shirts to baked goods and pizza to gifts such as luggage, dorm sets and even passes to Disney World.“Every year they give and give. We wanted to do something for them, so we purchased the gifts,” Bowman added. Gift bags are set up inside the Tabernacle for the 325 soon-to-be graduates.Organizers said the event would not have been possible without the support of the community, the police department and Tabernacle CEO and Pastor Jay Reimer.Michael Pomatto, advanced placement environmental science teacher, waved at the graduating seniors as they drove passed.“It’s cool to keep the kids in contact with us,” Pomatto said. “It still gives them that connection to the school.”Other educators who volunteered to help out included Spanish teacher Lauren Miley, special education teacher and freshman football coach Mike Williscroft, High School Principal Matt Jamison’s secretary Kathy Sykes, parent Drew Fasy, head football coach Kevin Smith, basketball coach John Bruno and many others. Some of the volunteers included parents who cheered on the seniors and their families as they drove around the Tabernacle grounds to pick up their After Prom gifts.After Prom Committee member Jen Bowman, left, joins with volunteers Carling Mott, middle, and Ali Hendricks to hand out gifts to the graduating seniors.Even alumni came back to offer assistance.Carling Mott, 26, graduated in 2012. She lives in New York and came home because of the pandemic.“I grew up here and have been home since March,” Mott said. “They were looking for volunteers and I was happy to help.”Ali Hendricks, 19, a 2019 OCHS graduate also enjoyed lending a hand.“Jen (Bowman) reached out to me,” Hendricks said while handing graduating seniors packets of cookies. “I loved coming to After Prom when I was in high school. “I wanted to come back and show support to congratulate the seniors and wish them luck.”Volunteer Drew Fasy helps out.After Prom committee from left, Caliope Yiannos, Lisa Yiannos-Wachter, Amy Holmes, Jen Bowman, Melissa Waid, Abby Waid and Gabrielle Mulloy. (Photo courtesy Amy Holmes)last_img read more

Fine Lady Bakeries confirms plan for northern base

first_imgFine Lady Bakeries has announced plans to build a £20m bakery in Newton Heath, east Manchester. Planning permission has been submitted for the site, which would become Fine Lady’s northern base.Joe Street, managing director of the Banbury-based company, said the east Manchester location would offer excellent transport links, both north and south.“We don’t want to anticipate the outcome of the planning application, but this is an exciting first step for us,” he said. “We see this as a long-term investment in east Manchester, creating jobs and other benefits for the local community.”If plans go ahead for the proposed site at Central Park, off Briscoe Lane, it could bring up to 250 jobs to the area. Fine Lady Bakeries produces a range of breads, rolls and fruited products such as teacakes, which are supplied to leading supermarket chains, independent retailers, sandwich-makers and catering companies.last_img read more

Keeping dogs safe in extreme cold weather

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Keeping dogs safe in extreme cold weather WhatsApp Pinterest IndianaLocalMichiganNews Google+ By Network Indiana – February 8, 2021 0 281 Twitter Google+ (“Scared” by Eric.Ray, CC BY 2.0) Extremely cold weather will be impacting Indiana next week, with wind chill values dropping to as low as 15 below zero at times.Those temperatures could be life-threatening for any dogs kept outside, says Darcie Kurtz, Executive Director of Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside (FIDO).“When temperatures get below twenty degrees, and dogs, especially short-haired dogs, are kept outside for long periods, they really suffer,” Kurtz said. “Previous winters, when the temperatures were this cold, we literally found dogs outside that had died overnight in the cold.”For Indianapolis, it is a violation of the city care and treatment ordinance to leave a dog outside when the temperature is below 20 degrees, or during a wind chill warning. In these conditions, Kurtz says, dogs must be brought inside a “temperature-controlled building” that is maintained between 40 and 80 degrees.Kurtz says in such cold weather, dogs can go outside, but only for short periods of time. When temperatures are in the negative, Kurtz says dogs should be outside only for a few minutes. When it’s fifteen to twenty degrees, she says they can be outside for twenty to thirty minutes at most.If you are still keeping your dog outside, Kurtz says, dog houses are crucial to keeping a dog warm and dry. She says the house should be large enough for the dog to stand up and turn around, and be filled with dry straw for bedding. The opening should also be covered with heavy plastic or weather proofing material.However, Kurtz says the best way to keep dogs safe in the cold is to just bring them inside.If you need help creating a safe, warm place for your dog during the cold snap, you can contact the FIDO help line at 317-221-1314. Pinterest Facebook Facebook Previous articleBill could broaden full scholarships for students who don’t attend public schoolsNext articleCold and snowy weather is here to stay this week Network Indianalast_img read more

News story: Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary meeting with Libyan Prime Minister Serraj: 9 May 2019

first_img Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook The UK government shares Prime Minister Serraj’s grave concern at the situation across Libya, where the security and humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate. Recent violence has caused the displacement of thousands of people and blocked emergency aid to casualties, including civilians. It is imperative that all parties respect International Humanitarian Law. In our discussions today, we called on Prime Minister Serraj to encourage all sides to commit to a ceasefire, secure humanitarian access for those desperately in need and return to UN-led political negotiations. We’ve been clear that there can be no military solution in Libya – diplomacy is the only way to bring this bloodshed and uncertainty to a close. Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Further information For journalists On Thursday 9 May, the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary met with Libyan Government of National Accord Prime Minister Fayez Al-Serraj at 10 Downing Street.They discussed the UK’s commitment to building international support for a ceasefire and the need for all sides to make compromises in the pursuit of peace.Speaking after the meeting, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: Media enquiries Follow the Foreign Secretary on Twitter @Jeremy_Hunt and Facebook Email [email protected]last_img read more

The String Cheese Incident Plays Four Sets Of Music At Horning’s Hideout, On This Day In 2001 [Full Audio]

first_imgThere’s something magical about the words Horning’s Hideout to fans of The String Cheese Incident. Nestled in the hills of North Plains, OR, the storied grounds have played host to many String Cheese runs throughout the years. The events are often transformative, with musicians and fans coming together to create transcendental experiences.That was certainly the case on a beautiful Saturday, eighteen years ago today, when the Horning’s venue hosted String Cheese Incident for a three-night run. The 2001 Horning’s Hideout run came to a peak on the second night, when Cheese played a total of four sets throughout the day. Starting early in the day, the band played two full sets with big improvisational jam sessions before treating fans to a famed “Ritual Set.” The set included an hour-long jam session that weaved through “Rivertrance” and “Land’s End Reprise,” though it focused heavily on the jamming!Related: Kyle Hollingsworth Talks The String Cheese Incident’s 25th Anniversary [Interview]As if that weren’t enough, the band returned for a fourth set, late-night style. This time, SCI recruited members of The Motet to help out, as well as bassist Tye North. Vocalist Jans Ingber lent his voice to “Use Me” and “Lean On Me” in that final set, bringing this performance to a grand finale.Check out the full audio recording from the night, as taped by John Hart and Gordon K, and a full setlist below.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>[Audio: John Hart]Setlist: The String Cheese Incident at Horning’s Hideout, North Plains, OR – 8/11/01Set 1: Cedar Laurels, Joyful Sound > Jam¹ > Remington Ride, Latinissmo, Bigger Isn’t Better > Jam > SmileSet 2: Shakin’ the Tree > Jam > Tom Thumb’s Blues, Turn This Around, Dudley’s Kitchen, Outside Inside, Don’t Say > Jam > RolloverSet 3: (Ritual Set): Rivertrance¹, Jams > Land’s End RepriseSet 4: Round the Wheel, Miss Brown’s Teahouse² > The Chicken > Drums > Chamber Maid, Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother, Use Me, Blackberry Blossom³, Lean On MeNotesTye North took over on bass midway through Miss Brown’s and played the rest of the set. Entire set also with members of The Motet: Mike Tiernan (guitar), Greg Raymond (keyboards), Scott Messersmith and Dave Watts (percussion), Matt Spencer (bass), and Jans Ingber (vocals on Use Me and Lean on Me).¹ with Wheel Hoss teases.² unfinished.³ with Is This Love teases.[Originally published 8/11/17]last_img read more

Wheelbarrow.

first_imgOne of the essentials in the home landscape (which used to be called the yard back when we swept it clean with a brush broom) is the wheelbarrow (which is now given the euphemistic term, yard cart). The first wheelbarrow I remember using was long-handled with a flat bed and a piece of wood at the front just to keep things from sliding off. The wood was cypress and weathered gray. It had a metal wheel with spokes and probably would have made lots of noise for us children if we’d had concrete to run it over. It served us well for carrying gardening supplies. It hauled fertilizers, tools, plants and even us kids at times when it was empty and Daddy would give us a lift.A Fantastic Machine When I think back on those early gardening days, I remember the hoes, because I became so well-acquainted with them. And I remember the small wheel plow, which I was too small to reach. And I can recall the rakes and harvesting baskets. But the wheelbarrow seemed a fantastic machine. Now that I’m older (though not necessarily grown-up) and putting to practice the gardening principles I learned from my father, I bought my wife a wheelbarrow. Yes, guys, there are women out there who want gardening tools and truckloads of compost instead of fancy things. I bought her a large, plastic wheelbarrow. Now wait just a minute — I’m not a big fan of plastic, but this is not one of your flimsy ones. It was a sturdy, heavy-duty, green one with an inflatable tire that rolls quite well. Bricks, Plants and Children The wheelbarrow she has and lets me use will hold quite a lot of material. It has doubled many times in moving timber, bricks, rocks and especially those plants that are never quite satisfied where they were planted (referred to as wheeled plants). It also makes a great place for potting plants, mixing soils and screening compost. The wheelbarrow has seen 17 seasons come and go and doesn’t look nearly the worse for wear as I, the gardener, do. There have been replacements. It now has the third set of handles. And the tire has been fixed several times. But it hasn’t a bit of rust and no dents, either. It has ridden several children, too. Good tools become a part of the family.last_img read more