SW estate agencies unite under one name with plans to expand

first_imgTwo well-known estate agencies in Cornwall have merged and united under one name with plans to expand.Harding Laity in St Ives (pictured, above), which is the town’s longest-established firm and Bodmin-based My Place Estate Agents will now move forward under the Harding Laity name with plans to open a new branch in Wadebridge near Padstow in June.My Place was incorporated in 2016 while Harding Laity has a 30-year track record in the St Ives market.The merged estate agencies will include a combined team of 11 staff with a further two to be created at the new branch.Richard Yeo, former My Place chief and now managing director of the combined company, says: “This is truly an exciting time for us, as we move forward with these two successful Cornish businesses becoming one.“We are thrilled to be investing in the high street and creating jobs at this time.“We strongly believe that Cornwall is a key location, which has driven us to extend our investment into the Cornish market.“However, when merging the two companies, we did so based on the strong belief that an estate agency isn’t just about selling homes, it is also about a strong passion for the areas we represent.“The pandemic has certainly changed the property market long-term.“A lot more information is being gathered digitally by home buyers, who may be less interested in transport links and more interested in home office potential and where to get a great coffee nearby. This merger will enable us to offer that high level of personal service to our clients throughout Cornwall.”Visit Harding Laity. March 29, 2021Nigel 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 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » SW estate agencies unite under one name with plans to expand previous nextAgencies & PeopleSW estate agencies unite under one name with plans to expandHarding Laity and My Place are to move forward under one identity and open a third branch with two additional staff.Nigel Lewis29th March 20210541 Viewslast_img read more

US Navy Takes Delivery of First Components for EMALS for New Aircraft Carrier

first_img View post tag: components View post tag: DELIVERY Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy Takes Delivery of First Components for EMALS for New Aircraft Carrier View post tag: takes Designers of the U.S. Navy’s future aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) are taking another step toward deploying the nation’s first…By John Keller (militaryaerospace)[mappress]Source: militaryaerospace, May 20, 2011; US Navy Takes Delivery of First Components for EMALS for New Aircraft Carrier View post tag: Carrier View post tag: Aircraft May 20, 2011 Equipment & technologycenter_img View post tag: US View post tag: New View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: EMALS View post tag: first View post tag: Navallast_img read more

NATO submarine exercise Dynamic Manta concludes

first_img View post tag: Dynamic Manta Share this article Ships and submarines participating in the NATO Submarine Command-led exercise Dynamic Manta have their drills on March 4.Spanish F-80 frigate Santa María arrived at her homeport in Rota Naval Base on March 10 after participating in the multinational exercise along with the French replenishment ship FS Var and the frigate FS Montcalm and other anti-submarine warfare (ASW) escorts from Italy and France.DYMA 16 took place in the Ionian Sea from February 22 to March 4. It has been NATO’s main ASW exercise in the Mediterranean this year.The submarine force was made up of eight submarines from seven different nations: USA, France, Greece, Italy, UK, Turkey and Spain. Participating units belonged to three different types: nuclear, conventional diesel-electric and air-independent propulsion system (AIP) submarines.There were also a number of ASW aircraft, both fixed-wing MPAs and helicopters equipped with low-frequency sonars. In the course of this exercise, the Mistral spent a total of 122 hours hunting and being hunted under heavy air threat. NATO submarine exercise Dynamic Manta concludes Authoritiescenter_img View post tag: NATO March 14, 2016 Back to overview,Home naval-today NATO submarine exercise Dynamic Manta concludes last_img read more

Elen Griffiths takes exception to trivia collection Toujours Tango

first_imgby Elen GriffithsI am hunting for an impossible word. It is ‘Tantenverführer,’ which literally means ‘aunt-seducer’. I pound through dictionaries, trawl internet translators, then finally check online language forums. I search in vain: it is nowhere to be found.This is because the word does not exist. In his new book Toujours Tingo, the sequel to The Meaning of Tingo, author Adam Jacot de Boinod has collected bizarre expressions from around the world, which have no equivalent in English. He delights in novel expressions and quirky idioms. Yet some phrases that Boinod cites, such as ‘Maüsemelker,’ ‘Tantenverführer’ and ‘gwarlingo,’ seem either to be invented, or so obscure that native speakers do not recognise them. The book has caused anger among the internet community, as linguists argue online that words have been made up. To my disappointment I could not find ‘Tantenverführer,’ which de Boinod claims means a suspiciously charming young man. It is not in dictionaries, and German linguists on online ‘Leo’ dictionary forum don’t believe it officially exists. ‘Gwarlingo,’ allegedly meaning ‘the rushing sound a grandfather clock makes before striking the hour,’ is similarly unrecognizable. My Welsh-speaking family have never heard of it; nor have readers of ‘Times Online’. Has Boinod actually found these expressions, or is he inventing them?These may be obscure or archaic words, which poses the question: how can we determine which words we officially accept as part of language? When an author invents words, as Lewis Carroll invented ‘galumph’ or ‘chortle,’ do they count? What about the archaic word ‘coruscating’ used by Stephen Spender, which I have yet to find anywhere else? If a word is so rare that no native speaker has heard of it, can we really accept it as a word? This is an issue which de Boinod shies away from, yet it is vital in justifying his choice of obscure examples. Toujours Tingo is an interesting catalogue of idiomatic phrases from different languages, many of which are fascinating, but some of which are inane. De Boinod offers no analysis of his word-lists, other than claiming they will ‘change the way we see the world.’ I was interested to know that ‘it’s raining cats and dogs’ translates as ‘il pleut comme une vache qui pisse,’ but this did not fundamentally change my perception of language or the world. Toujours Tingo is bursting with interesting trivia – like the fact that many French idioms contain the number 36 – but little meaning.De Boinod researched his book by trawling through 130 dictionaries and 140 websites, and it is possible that he found his obscure words, which have caused controversy online, in dictionaries more wide-ranging than the ones I use. Yet there is a fine line between quirky, obscure expressions and disused, unrecognisable ones; in my opinion, Toujours Tingo frequently crosses this line.last_img read more

Commentary: A Farewell To The Queen

first_imgBy John KrullTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Somehow, it’s fitting that the Queen of Soul and the King of Rock ’n’ Roll died on the same date.Thanks to Aretha Franklin and Elvis Presley, Aug. 16 forever will be known, to quote a song from my youth, as the day the music died.We don’t agree about much as a country and a people now. We find some of the silliest reasons imaginable to turn disagreements into arguments, arguments into fights into brawls and brawls into wars.But most of us did agree about Elvis.And Aretha.More important, we agreed that we wanted to live in a country where stories like theirs were possible.We wanted an America in which the son of an ex-convict Southern sharecropper and day laborer could vault from working as a truck driver to becoming a king.And we wanted a land in which a black, teenage, unwed mother could leap from being in the choir in her father’s church to becoming a queen.Elvis and Aretha became royalty the same way – through hard work, by breaking down barriers and by being talented.So talented.Many tributes have been written to the natural force of Aretha’s voice. It was a marvel, an instrument of incredible range and flexibility, so supple and so powerful at the same time.But many people are born with great voices.That doesn’t make them great singers.That doesn’t make them Aretha.What defines the great, great singers – and Aretha Franklin was one of the greatest – is a fierce intelligence. In addition to superb musicianship, they must have such a deep understanding of life that they literally can live a lyric – and make the audience live it, too.That can come from nowhere but a profound sense of our shared humanity, of the pieces of life that link everyone.Aretha Franklin may have climbed heights that allowed her to pal around with presidents and other potentates, but it was clear she never forgot what it was like to be a black, unwed, teenage mother in a segregated America. She never forgot what it was like to be disregarded and disparaged.That was why she could sing about respect – R-E-S-P-E-C-T – with the urgency she did. She knew what it felt like to have other people look past her.She had lived the lyric.And she made us – black and white, male and female – live it, too.The late Otis Redding of “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” fame, himself no slouch as an interpretative singer, wrote “Respect” and recorded it first.When he heard Aretha’s version, Redding shook his head in dismay and admiration.“The little girl cut me,” he said and laughed.Redding knew genius when he heard it.He knew Aretha had taken the song – and, with it, the audience – places he hadn’t and maybe couldn’t.That’s the thing about genuine artists such as Aretha.They show us things about our own lives and souls – and about the lives and souls of others. They remind us that we all breathe and bleed, live and love, rejoice and cry.They give us lessons in empathy, often to a great beat that we can dance to.I’m a democrat with a small “d.” I believe that, regardless of how we pray, the color of our skin or who we love, we’re all born into and swim in the same broad river of humanity. For that reason, I’ve never had much use for royalty or for the trappings associated with it.But I am and always have been a fan of the King of Rock ’n’ Roll.And I’m more than happy to bow down before the Queen of Soul.Perhaps it was a coincidence that Elvis and Aretha both died on Aug. 16. Maybe it was a quirk of fate. Possibly a message from the universe.All I know is that, for a lot of us, that date will be the day the music died, the anniversary of when the King and the Queen left us.Long may they reign.FOOTNOTE:  John Krull is director of Franklin College’s Pulliam School of Journalism, host of “No Limits” WFYI 90.1 Indianapolis and publisher of TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.The City-County Observer posted this article without opinion, bias or editing.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

14th JNC to fill a Bay County judgeship

first_img 14th JNC to fill a Bay County judgeship The 14th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting application to fill a newly created Bay County judgeship.Applicants must be registered voters, members in good standing of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, and reside in Bay County upon assuming office.Applications may be downloaded from The Florida Bar’s Web site at floridabar.org or obtained from John Fishel, JNC Chair, 209 East Fourth Street, Panama City 32401, phone (850) 763-4111.An original and nine copies of the completed application must be received by Fishel no later than 5 p.m., July 15. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. July 1, 2005 Regular News 14th JNC to fill a Bay County judgeshiplast_img read more

Spitalfields scheme faces lengthy judicial review

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UK’s Johnson discharged from hospital

first_imgJohnson, the highest-profile leader tocontract the virus characterised by high fevers and coughing, voiced confidencethat Britain would beat the pandemic in a candid video message after he wasdischarged from a state-run National Health Service hospital. “We will defeat this coronavirus and defeat it together,” Boris Johnson vowed, thanking medics he said saved his life “no question.” LONDON – Virus-stricken British PrimeMinister Boris Johnson thanked medics for saving his life after leavinghospital on Easter Sunday, as hundreds of millions of Christians observed theholiday under lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.center_img “I hope they won’t mind if Imention in particular two nurses who stood by my bedside for 48 hours whenthings could have gone either way,” said 55-year-old Johnson, who wasadmitted on April 5 to a London hospital where he spent three days in intensivecare. (AFP)last_img read more

Road maintenance underway in Switzerland County

first_imgVevay, In. — Maintenance work on S.R. 129 in Switzerland County is now underway. Work will continue for three to four weeks from S.R. 250 at Pleasant to S.R. 56 at Vevay, weather permitting.Motorists should expect lane closures along S.R. 129, with flaggers present to maintain traffic.last_img

Mr. Michael David “Mike” Mangold

first_imgMr. Michael David “Mike” Mangold, age 65, of Florence, Indiana, entered this life on May 11, 1954 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the loving son of the late George Bernard and Helen Bernice (Voss) Mangold. He was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio until 1971 when the family moved to the Switzerland County community. Mike graduated in 1972 from Switzerland County High School in Vevay, Indiana. Mike was united in marriage in 1983 in Vevay, Indiana, to Melissa Curlin and this union was blessed with two sons, Matthew and Robert Mangold. Mike was employed for Dow Corning in Carrollton, Kentucky and Kentucky Utilities in Ghent, Kentucky. He was also employed for Randall Textron and US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana. Mike was a former member of the Sons of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and was a member of the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church in Vevay, Indiana. Mike enjoyed farming and spending time with his family. Mike passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020, at his residence.Mike will be remembered by his sons, Matthew Mangold and his wife, Lisa of Vevay, IN and Robert Mangold and his wife, Shawntaine of Bennington, IN; his step-son, Kenny Young of Fort Sill, OK; his grandchildren, Michael, Arron, Richard, Adrian, Abigail and Andrew; his sister, Rosemarie Pavy of Columbia, TN; his brothers, Mark Mangold of Vevay, IN, Steve Mangold of Vevay, IN, Danny Mangold and his wife, Lucinda of Vevay, IN and Jeff Mangold and his companion, Dee Deputy of Madison, IN; his several nieces and nephews; his special friends, Brandon Schirmer of Vevay, IN and Joe Ryan Ricketts of Vevay, IN.He was preceded in death by his parents, George Bernard Mangold, died May 4, 2016 and Helen Bernice (Voss) Mangold, died May 14, 2007 and his brother, Richard Anthony Mangold, died June 30, 1961.Friends may call 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 24, 2020, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Mr. Michael David “Mike” Mangold Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more