Oh we do like to buy beside the seaside!

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Oh we do like to buy beside the seaside! previous nextHousing MarketOh we do like to buy beside the seaside!The Negotiator1st September 20160550 Views Knight Frank’s Waterfront View 2016 report reveals that we Brits really do like to buy beside the seaside, most of all, we like to buy seaside property in Cornwall, Devon and Dorset.This may not be a huge surprise but the differential may be – prices for prime waterfront properties in those counties is up to 71 per cent higher than inland comparables.As well as a price premium, the research points to a number of towns and cities along the coast that surpassed the wider property market over the last two decades in terms of price growth.Using data from the Land Registry, based on actual sales volumes going back to 1995, Knight Frank calculated the annual price performance of individual coastal markets relative to the average price increase across the three counties.Croyde in North Devon(pictured) has been the best performing coastal market over this time, with annual outperformance of 4.1per cent on average.Over 20 years this equates to cumulative price growth of around 122 per cent above the wider Cornwall, Devon and Dorset area. Over the past two decades, Croyde prices have risen by 432 per cent, compared to 310 per cent combined across the three local authorities.A number of other longestablished prime markets including Rock, Salcombe, Padstow and Falmouth are the hotspots, all experiencing outperformance of at least two per cent annually since 1995.Knight Frank’s Waterfront View 2016 report research seaside properties in Cornwall seaside properties research Devon & Dorset September 1, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’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

UK: HMS Somerset Plays Key Role in Transatlantic Yacht Race

first_img Training & Education View post tag: role View post tag: Race View post tag: Frigate View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: HMS View post tag: key View post tag: Transatlantic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Somerset May 28, 2013 UK: HMS Somerset Plays Key Role in Transatlantic Yacht Race View post tag: News by topic View post tag: yacht Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: HMS Somerset Plays Key Role in Transatlantic Yacht Race Royal Navy frigate HMS Somerset acted as the prestigious starting platform for a tough single-handed transatlantic yacht race setting off from the south coast on Bank Holiday Monday.The Devonport-based frigate took time out from her current period of Operational Sea Training to embark Race Officials, accompanied by 50 guests from the Royal Western Yacht Club, who organise the race, along with the Official Starter, Vice Admiral Sir Richard Ibbotson DSC.The twenty boats and skippers of the 14th OSTAR sailing race set off from Plymouth heading for Newport, Rhode Island, as soon as HMS Somerset signalled the start of the challenging race using her 3lb Saluting Gun. Lieutenant Christopher Owen, the Ship’s Race Liaison Officer, and an accomplished sailor himself, said: “It is superb for HMS Somerset to play such a key role in this amazing event.”Adding: “But for me sailing with a crew is more enjoyable, just like serving aboard a warship.”The deck of HMS Somerset offered an unparalleled vantage point for guests and the ship’s company to view the start of this four-yearly race, which was first competed for in 1960. The mixed field of amateur and professional sailors are expected to reach American shores, after 2,700 miles alone at sea, around the end of June. One of the race competitors, a retired Royal Marine, Mervyn Wheatley (69) said: “This race has many challenges, getting to Newport is the main one!”Adding: “I have a glass of sherry with peanuts every evening and, quite often, a glass of merlot with my freeze dried meal.”Once the race was underway, HMS Somerset quickly returned to the rigours of sea training, preparing for operational tasking later in the year.[mappress]Press Release, May 28, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: plays View post tag: UK View post tag: europe View post tag: Defencelast_img read more

Professor – Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE) (67437)

first_imgThe Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University ofFlorida (UF) invites applications for a full-time tenured facultyposition at the rank of Professor in the Department of Industrialand Systems Engineering (ISE). The position focuses on industrialengineering applications of artificial intelligence (AI) methodswith an emphasis of fairness in AI algorithm development forhealthcare and education challenges, including addressingdisparities and bias. Potential research opportunities for thisposition include collaborations with the College of Medicine,College of the Arts, Warrington College of Business, and LevinCollege of Law.UF ISE offers BS, ME, MS and Ph.D. degrees. We have approximately500 undergraduate students and 150 graduate students. TheDepartment hosts research in various application areas includingenergy systems, healthcare systems, supply chain systems andtransportation systems. We also currently host methodologicalresearch in data analytics, human systems engineering,optimization, simulation, and stochastic analysis. There are alsooutstanding opportunities for interdisciplinary work across the UFcampus. More information about the department can be found athttp://www.ise.ufl.edu .UF is currently ranked as one of the top-10 best publicuniversities, 6th according to the 2021 U.S. News & WorldReport of Best Colleges. The Herbert Wertheim College ofEngineering is currently implementing a major expansion of facultyand state-of-the-art research and education facilities. The Collegewill reach 300 faculty members in the near future with the ISEDepartment currently comprised of 23 permanent members. For moreinformation about our College initiatives, please visit http://eng.ufl.edu . The University andCollege count among its greatest strengths a value of broaddiversity among faculty, students and staff and a robust, inclusiveand welcoming climate for learning and research. UF is committed toequal educational and employment opportunity and access and seeksindividuals of all races, ethnicities, genders and other attributeswho, among their many exceptional qualifications, have a record ofincluding a broad diversity of individuals in research and [email protected] addition to having a doctorate degree in ISE or a closelyrelated discipline, the applicant must possess a strong academicrecord for research and teaching excellence as well as a strongservice record. Potential professor candidates will be expected tohave a clear agenda for substantially adding to current departmentfunded research combined with a passion for mentoring and leadingearly-career faculty to success. Candidates will also be expectedto have a high-level of awareness of future trends in funding andresearch opportunities in AI for healthcare and education. Priorservice in funding agencies is preferred. Additionally, candidateswill be expected to develop a high-quality publication record atUF, supervise Ph.D. students, and teach both undergraduate andgraduate courses in ISE. Outstanding candidates will be consideredfor any available endowed appointments (facultyfellowships/professorships/chairs) at the time of offer.The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately,with the first full committee screening occurring on December 7,2020, and will continue to receive applications until the positionis filled. All applications must be submitted through Interfolioat: https://apply.interfolio.com/81478 . (Job 67437).Complete applications must include the following files in PDFformat: (1) cover letter (summary and introduction related tohiring emphasis areas); (2) a personal statement (includingidentification of any synergies with UF ISE as well as UFinvestigators, centers & institutes); (3) a diversity statement(including experience in working with diverse and underrepresentedgroups in engineering); (4) a curriculum vitae (including a 1-pageCV highlights); (5) a research program vision statement (with afocus on how any plans will support the department and college),(6) a teaching statement (including a personal philosophy andinterests); (7) up to three representative journal articles(co-)authored by the applicant; and (8) the names, addresses, phonenumbers, and email addresses of no less than three and up to fivereferences. The final candidate will be required to provide anofficial transcript to the hiring department upon hire. Theanticipated start for the position is Spring 2021 with someflexibility for a later start based on individual needs.Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript tothe hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/ .The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institutiondedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty andstaff.The University of Florida is An Equal Employment OpportunityInstitution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed toapply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the FloridaRelay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent uponeligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordancewith Florida’s Sunshine Law.#Category=69The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

Neighbourhood Watch: Figment

first_imgWith some processed meat and a few hours kip on board, Figment’s bassist/vocalist Sandy is damn happy. Their highly anticipated Wadstock slot has gone without a hitch. However, it wasn’t looking quite so rosy pre-set: ‘I wasn’t sure how it was going to go,’ he muses, ‘We felt we really had something to prove after last year.’ Despite sending the crowd into a rip-roaring frenzy the band felt they had let themselves down a little; a few beers too many leading to what they perceived to be an error-strewn set. This year however things were rather different. Not only were they stars of the show; this time they feel they’ve earned the morning-after accolades. ‘We feel really proud, this time when people say ‘you were amazing’ I can just say thanks and not feel guilty about it.’ This time it was tight, it was frantic and it was the highlight of a truly amazing day. So what next for Figment? It’s been a big year for the band with a 10-date tour in France just finished. ‘We’re really looking forward to writing new stuff, we’ve been relentlessly gigging with the same set for a while now and I’ve got tons of ideas; might even be looking to develop a more mature sound.’ Right now though, they just can’t seem to get signed. ‘We just can’t seem to play to the right people.’ If there’s any justice in music this stunning three-piece will be signed before they develop past the raw buzzing rock machine they are now.  Check them out on their myspace. Like now.last_img read more

BBB says COVID-19 scammers now using online puppy transactions to cheat people

first_img Marjorie Stephens of the Better Business Bureau of Northern Indiana says scammers online have begun claiming that extra charges are needed to ship or insure animals to the buyer.In each reported case, they also demand an alternate form of payment that is untraceable.Marjorie Stephens of the BBB spoke with 953 MNC about this problem, and how to protect yourself from being cheated. Facebook Pinterest By Tommie Lee – April 23, 2020 0 305 Twitter Google+ WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Google+ Facebook BBB says COVID-19 scammers now using online puppy transactions to cheat people Previous articleMichigan has paid nearly 70% of unemployment claimantsNext articleNavy’s Blue Angels to appear over Indy to honor essential workers Tommie Leelast_img read more

Welsh newsagent sparks social media storm with bonkers baguettes

first_imgA Cardiff shop is serving up sandwiches in flavours ranging from liquorice allsorts to chocolate orange, both served with lettuce.A customer in the Channings of Cardiff shop tweeted a photo of some of the sandwiches this week.The caption reads: “This is now a thing in Cardiff. Yet some people claim Wales is ready for independence.”Phil, the owner of the shop, said he’d been making them for years: “Inspiration is anything that sounds totally wrong – that’s the type of sandwich we try to make.“I’ve been doing them for years but haven’t done them for a while. I just decided a few weeks ago to do a couple of new ones.”One Twitter user wrote: “Chocolate orange is vile anyway, why add even viler salad to it?! And let’s not even start on the allsorts…”Previous fillings have included Marmite and jelly beans, although Phil admitted, “They’ll never beat a ham salad.”last_img read more

3 Years Later, Fan Delivers Update On The Tattoo He Got In Order To Write A Disco Biscuits’ Setlist

first_imgSet 1: M.E.M.P.H.I.S.> Rockafella> Aquatic Ape [ending only], Hope [unfinished]> Svenghali [ending only]> Astronaut> Save The Robots [dyslexic]Set 2: Save The Robots [unfinished, dyslexic]> Astronaut [unfinished]> Spacebirdmatingcall> Air Song [inverted]> Spacebirdmatingcall [Cover Photo: Dave Vann],Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | Dominican Holidaze at Breathless Resort and Spa | Punta Cana, Dominican Republic | 12/3/2014 As reported back in December of 2014, at Dominican Holidaze in 2014, The Disco Biscuits struck an interesting deal with a fan. The Philadelphia-born jamtronica act agreed to play a dedicated fan’s setlist during the destination concert getaway, but under one condition—he had to get a tattoo of the setlist or artwork inspired by the setlist he wrote. Close to three years ago, we spoke to both this superfan and Biscuits’ bassist Marc Brownstein about this pact, and today, we’ve received an exciting follow-up about the status of the tattoo in question.In 2014, Brownstein laid out the simple terms of the deal, noting, “Last night was epic. The deal I made with the fan who wrote the set was this: He writes the set, we play the set to the best of our ability given time constraints etc., and he tattoos the setlist to his body.” Seems simple enough, however, the fan then weighed in, clarifying that he wouldn’t be getting the actual setlist tattooed on his body, rather he’d use the setlist as a guide to create “an actual detailed sketched tattoo.”Well, today, Live For Live Music received a long-awaited update on the status of his Biscuits setlist tattoo. While in 2014, he explained that he’d be getting a detailed sketched tattoo, in the end, he opted to get the straight setlist tattooed onto his upper thigh. In an email, he sent along a picture of his setlist tattoo and noted, “This isn’t newly done for the record. I never got to show many people that I was a man of my word, aside to Brownie and close friends.”You can check out the setlist that he wrote that the Disco Biscuits played at Dominican Holidaze on December 3rd, 2014, as well as a photo of his finished tattoo below.Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | Dominican Holidaze at Breathless Resort and Spa | Punta Cana, Dominican Republic | 12/3/2014last_img read more

Expanding the VCE Technology Alliance Program with Two New Certification Programs

first_imgBuilding on the success of the Vblock Ready certification program we launched in 2012, VCE is further expanding its Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program with two new certification programs: VCE Validation Ready and VCE Vision Ready.  The VCE Validation Ready Program is designed to help partners and their customers to test and validate their own software configurations on a dedicated test bed with VCE converged infrastructure solutions, while the VCE Vision Ready program is intended for certification of third-party software integrations with VCE Vision Intelligent Operations.The VCE Validation Ready test bed can be accessed directly or remotely from our testing and certification partner Superna. It can also be used to conduct Performance and Scalability testing or customer Proof of Concepts (POCs). This approach makes validations and certifications simpler, faster, and cheaper while also ensuring compatibility with VCE’s continually evolving technologies like the VCE Vision Intelligent Operations and those of our Independent Software Vendor (ISV) partners.The VCE Vision Ready Certification Program has been established to ensure third-party applications leverage VCE Vision Intelligent Operations to successfully manage and interoperate with Vblock Systems as a single converged infrastructure entity. As part of the certification process, various criteria are customized based on the candidate application’s use of specific APIs to accommodate for specialized deployments.TAP Partners that have already taken advantage of these new certification programs include:BMC SoftwareEMC Clinical Archiving by EMC Enterprise Content DivisionKaspersky LabPerceptive SoftwareSupernaTrend MicroBoth the VCE Vision Ready and VCE Validation Ready programs are not exclusively for VCE Technology Alliance Partners though. The VCE Vision Ready Program is for any developer interested in creating a VCE Vision Adapter using the VCE Vision API and the VCE Validation Ready Program and its remote test bed can be used by any VCE Partner (including channel partners, service providers and global systems integrators), and their customers and prospects.There are currently two fully certified VCE Vision Ready adapters available with the VCE Validation Ready test bed:CA/Nimsoft: CA + Superna Eyeglass Connect for Nimsoft to monitor compliance in real time.BMC: BMC + Superna Eyeglass Connect for BMC Atrium for the management of configuration and patch management in real time, including asset management, product catalog, and service dashboard, and for compliance with integration with BMC BladeLogic/BSA.For more information on the new certification programs, please visit: http://www.vce.com/partners/type/technology-alliance-partnerslast_img read more

All parties appeal verdict in German far-right killing case

first_imgBERLIN (AP) — The prosecutors, defendants and co-plaintiffs have all said they will appeal against the verdicts in the case of the 2019 killing of a politician that sparked outrage in Germany and an attack on an asylum-seeker three years earlier. Stephan Ernst, a 47-year-old German with a long history of neo-Nazi views, was convicted last month of murdering a regional politician and member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party who had advocated helping refugees. Ernst was sentenced to life in prison without the customary eligibility for release after 15 years, due to the severity of his crimes. But he was acquitted of the separate charges of stabbing and seriously wounding an Iraqi refugee in 2016.last_img read more

Students participate in annual boxing tournament to support Holy Cross Missions in Bangladesh

first_imgFor senior Pat Gordon, what started off as an activity to get his mind off things transformed into a passion. “My mother passed away in high school, and I was upset, looking for an outlet. I walked into a boxing gym and fell in love with it,” Gordon said. Observer File Photo A student receives medical attention during a break between rounds in the 2017 Bengal Bouts.Gordon said one of the things that most attracted him to Notre Dame was that it was one of the only schools with a boxing program. He said as soon as he arrived on campus as a freshman, he knew Bengal Bouts was something he wanted to be a major part of his college experience.According to its website, Bengal Bouts started as a boxing program organized 88 years ago by Knute Rockne. During its first year, Gordon said, the bouts raised $200, which was sent to Holy Cross Missions in Bangladesh as part of an emergency fund. However, he said, the money has grown too big — especially over the past 10 years — to be a mere rainy-day fund and now goes to supporting tribal parishes.“In Bangladesh, if you’re part of a tribe you’re in the vast minority,” he said. “The kids in the tribal parishes stay in a hostel … and the hostel provides their food, their clothing, their books and it’s about $15 a month for all of that.”Gordon said these kids’ parents make around $1 a day and can pay about $2 or $3 a month for their children’s education. This is where the money from Bengal Bouts helps, and last year alone the boxing program raised $175,000.Gordon went to Bangladesh for nine weeks last summer to see for himself the place the money raised from Bengal Bouts benefits. He went to Jalchatra, where he worked with the Garo tribe, lived with two Holy Cross priests and taught English classes.“I had from grade three up to grade 11, and a night class of adults,” he said. “It was a big variety of students because some of them only knew two or three English words and others were fairly close to fluent.”Gordon said there were three other Notre Dame students there with Bengal Bouts, and all four of them together would write lesson plans every night for their classes. Prior to the experience, he said, he had no experience teaching English as a second language.“It was challenging, but it was really rewarding,” Gordon said. “These kids, they don’t have a lot of disposable income, and our last day there we threw this big party — they got us gifts, they bought us shirts we could wear … different types of Bengali clothing.“We’re supposed to be the ones giving and yet they’re the ones who were giving to us.”Gordon won Bengal Bouts his sophomore year, was a captain his junior year and won heavyweight division junior year, but he said the best part of his experience with Bengal Bouts was going to Bangladesh.“I love boxing. I simply adore it — I can’t get enough of it,” he said. “I’m always going to be a proponent of this club and try to help it and progress it in any way that I can.”When Gordon first started with Bengal Bouts, he did it purely for the boxing, he said. Now, with his experience at Bangladesh and a first look at Holy Cross Missions, he found a deeper reason to supplement his athletic passion.“I can honestly say it’s the single best thing I’ve done with my life,” Gordon said. “I started boxing to grow myself as a person, now I do it to help others grow. If you lose, it’s important to remember that the real fight is 10,000 miles away in Bangladesh.”Tags: Bangladesh, Bengal Bouts, Boxing, Men’s Boxing, ND Boxinglast_img read more