Are these the fastest new homes in the south?

first_imgBellway South London is offering ‘smart homes’ to buyers via a new hyperfast broadband partnership, it has been revealed.The developer will be providing day one access to gigabit broadband speeds across its new housing developments. This will enable its future residents to get the best smart home experience.It is partnering with Hyperoptic, the UK’s leading residential gigabit provider.Hyperoptic’s full fibre approach enables symmetrical gigabit broadband services – 1,000Mbps – which is over 27x faster than the average speed a UK consumer receives today. With these speeds, HD movies can be downloaded in seconds and families can simultaneously access the Internet, without any frustrating slow downs, buffering or timeouts.Residents will be able to access services the day they move in and enjoy the digital broadband service free for the first three months at Solomon’s Seal in Broadbridge Heath, Trinity Quarter in Guildford, Ikon in Croydon, Walton Park in Walton on Thames and Little Meadow in CranleighConnectivity is now one of the key factors that inform whether a homebuyer purchases a property. In a survey of 2,000 UK adults by OnePoll, for Broadband Genie, 49 per cent of the respondents said they wouldn’t purchase a property without access to fast internet access.Nicky Chapman, Sales Director for Bellway’s South London division, said, “We appreciate how important it is for buyers that they have a fast connection, and that’s why we’re making sure it’s available for our new residents.”Read more about broadband provision in the UK. hyperfast broadband smart homes Bellway South London broadband smart housing 2018-06-21The Negotiator Related articles Calls for ‘green belt’ to be explained to public29th April 2021 Young entrepreneur launches UK’s first ‘modern’ land buying and selling portal15th April 2021 Retail and pub re-openings sparked newbuild sales homes surge yesterday13th April 2021What’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. Home » News » Land & New Homes » Are these the fastest new homes in the south? Are these the fastest new homes in the south?21st June 201802,147 Viewslast_img read more

Young pretender

first_imgThere are probably not too many 18-year-olds whom you could have a lively conversation with about the challenges of inventing a porridge/Genoese mix Scottish breakfast cake, decorated with a blue and white fondant Scottish flag. No wonder that the inventor of that particular regional delicacy, Kyle Hendry, made an impression on judges of the Trainee Baker of the Year Award at the Baking Industry Awards last year.Hendry, who just finished his bakery modern apprenticeship with supplier Macphie of Glenbervie at the end of March this year, was picked as the winner of the coveted Trainee Baker Award in 2010, a category sponsored by skills training council Improve and the National Skills Academy. Hendry says that experimenting with new types of food and trying new recipes was the highlight of his apprenticeship period and now of his day-to-day job at the Scottish food ingredients supplier. “Now and again you come out with something that is really good and that is exciting,” he says.Entering the baking industryBaking is definitely Hendry’s niche in life, but he says he was not aware that there was even such a thing as a baking industry when he was at school, although he always thought that he “wanted to be something in the food industry”. His mum, who worked at food ingredients manufacturer Macphie, put him in touch with the firm about work experience placements when he was only 15. He immediately became very interested in baking and that led to him starting a bakery apprenticeship with the company when he was 16. “Before Macphie I did not have a clue that there even was a baking industry,” says Hendry. “I don’t think that there is enough publicity about baking; young people are not told about it as a career option. Among all my friends, I am the only person I know who has gone into the industry.”Sponsor’s comment:”Apart from his high level technical skills, one of the things that stood out about Kyle Hendry was his passion for his job and for bakery. He is completely fascinated by all things bread and that really shone through to judges.”He is never afraid to speak up, so that makes him a good ambassador for his company and for the whole baking industry.”Jack Matthews, chief executive, Improve the food & drink skills councilThe presentHendry’s apprenticeship period with Macphie is now complete and he is a qualified baker, with an SVQ in baking. Macphie automatically took him on as a member of staff, and his day-to-day job with the company includes working out technical challenges and refining recipes and ingredients, as well as developing new ones. He also enjoys travelling to meet Macphie’s customers to help with recipes in their bakeries and to show them new products.The apprenticeshipKyle Hendry’s apprenticeship period at Macphie of Glenbervie included being sent out to work in various craft bakery companies, to experience life as a baker on a day-to-day basis, he says. He also worked on special projects on dough and confectionery, such as his Scottish breakfast cake. Throughout, he was encouraged to experiment with recipes and also take part in competitions in the baking industry.One competition he entered was the James Allan Memorial Trophy, a national competition run by the Scottish Bakery Training Council.He produced a rustic French cob and a four seasons gateau for the event in the course of a day’s baking. The attention to detail and craftmanship that he displayed led judges to award him the highly-respected James Allan trophy. That early win helped to inspire him to enter the Trainee Baker of the Year category at the Baking Industry Awards in 2010, supported by his employer.Once again, he impressed judges with both his talent for baking and the dedication to the industry in evidence even at such an early stage in his career.The futureIn the longer term, Hendry says that he has not mapped out a definite career path as yet. August will be the third anniversary of his starting out to work at Macphie, and his job there ticks all the boxes for him at the moment. He comments: “I do not know where life will take me really. I have not really thought about it yet. I would love to travel and to move abroad somewhere eventually.”And a fine overseas ambassador for the baking industry he would no doubt make.last_img read more

Smithsonian Channel’s Popular Series Aerial America Returns With New Season: Win DVDs of New England Collection

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Smithsonian Channel’s popular series Aerial America takes flight with an all-new season this Sunday at 8 p.m.Plus Smithsonian Channel invites you to Times Square this Thursday and Friday to come see The Grand Canyon in 3-D. Play trivia, enter-to-win the $5,000 sweepstakes and more!Aerial America… Sunday nights at 8PM… Only on Smithsonian Channel.Long Island Press is giving away several copies of Aerial America: New England Collection.Simply send your first and last name in an email to [email protected] with AA DVD in the subject line.last_img read more

Public call for joint advertising in public and private sector promotional campaigns in 2019.

first_imgThe deadline for submitting all applications is October 15, 2018. See more about the conditions in the attachment.Attachment: PUBLIC INVITATION JOINT ADVERTISING 2019 Associated advertising includes general destination promotion, promotion of accommodation and other forms of tourist offer of the destination. Advertising the offer of the destination (accommodation and other forms of tourist offer and events) refers to the offer in the pre-season and post-season, ie to the year-round offer in destinations that do not have access to the sea or in underdeveloped tourist areas (TNP). The Croatian National Tourist Board (CNTB) has announced a public call for joint advertising in public and private sector promotional campaigns in 2019last_img read more

Annabell birdies her way to play-off victory

first_img10 Aug 2017 Annabell birdies her way to play-off victory Annabell Fuller birdied her way to victory in a play-off against Thalia Kirby for the English U16 girls’ open championship at Blackmoor Golf Club, Hampshire.  The pair tied on three-under par to set up Fuller’s fifth play-off in a year – and the first one she has won. “I thought, I’m not going to lose another one,” said the 15- year-old international from Roehampton, Surrey. She wasted no time, scoring a birdie three on the first extra hole to secure the title – after she’d birdied the last two holes of regulation play to force the play-off.  The victory was particularly sweet for Fuller, who tied fifth last year – with a 14 on her card in the last round. “I wanted to win, especially after last year so I came determined,” she said.  The gap didn’t dismay Fuller: “I thought I would just try my best and go as low as possible,” she said. The strategy worked, after nine holes she was two-under and tied with Kirby, but after 12 she’d dropped three behind again. She picked away at the deficit with a birdie on 13 but was still two behind after 16 holes.  Click here for full scores She also wanted to win an age group championship to follow her sister Sammy, a fellow England international. “It’s nice to follow in her footsteps and it’s also nice to actually do it for myself.  Tags: Annabell Fuller, Girls, U14’s, U16s “But I wouldn’t be in the place I am right now without my sister. She’s a big motivation for me and one of the nicest things is that I can practice with her and learn from her. She’s one of the most supportive people I know.”  Kirby made sure that Fuller had to fight for the title. The 16-year-old from Harleyford, Buckinghamshire, made all the running in this morning’s second round with a score of four-under 68, while Fuller scored 75. Image copyright Leaderboard photography The championship was reduced to 54 holes after the second round was washed out by torrential rain.  It meant Kirby was six-under after 36 holes, five ahead of her closest challengers and six ahead of Fuller.  Third place in the championship went to Italy’s Alice Gatti on two under, while her compatriot Virginia Bossi was fourth on one-under. Charlotte Heath (Huddersfield, Yorkshire) was fifth on two-over and Mimi Rhodes (Burnham & Berrow) shared sixth place on four over.  On the short 17th she fired her tee shot straight at the pin and was rewarded with a 4ft birdie putt which she holed. On the long 18th her second shot rolled back off the green, but she chipped up stone dead, while Kirby three-putted down the treacherous slope. Fuller signed for 69, Kirby for 75 and it was on to the play-off.last_img read more