tandemDUO / Works Progress Architecture

first_img Area:  5382 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/109034/tandemduo-works-partnership-architecture Clipboard CopyHouses•Portland, United States United States Year:  tandemDUO / Works Progress ArchitectureSave this projectSavetandemDUO / Works Progress Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/109034/tandemduo-works-partnership-architecture Clipboard Projects Houses “COPY” Architects: Works Progress Architecture Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Save this picture!© Bruce Wolf+ 19 Share Photographs “COPY” Photographs:  Bruce WolfText description provided by the architects. Situated on the corner of Southeast 28th Avenue & Southeast Pine Street, the tandemDUO project is two homes located in a established close-in Portland neighborhood. Both homes provide 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a 2 car garage, as well as both an outdoor dining terrace and rooftop deck. The development of these homes introduces a unique take on the functional split-level house while providing the literal and visual connections desired in the layout of a modern home.Save this picture!sectionsRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodApproachThe mid-century post war split level suburban house offers inspiration for the urban in-fill lot. Those models were located on larger lots and their configurations allowed for gracious views across and through to the slightly offset levels. The urban in-fill lots in close-in Portland have most recently been dotted with skinny lot housing; basic stacked rooms over an street facing garage. Finding the essential spatial beauty in the split level concept pulls from Le Corbusier’s Villa Carthage – the main living areas hover above the ground plane and the internal spaces interlock and stack to culminate in an exterior roof garden that looks out across the neighborhood.Save this picture!SitingThe two houses sit next to each other, like twins locked arm-in-arm. The twin masses are identical in spatial layout. The siting of the homes arrives in the simple gesture of one turning to face its own street. The large living room aperture on the corner home is rotated to address the change in frontage. Save this picture!elevationsThe main living space in each house is highlighted by a corten cladding. The cladding is a perforated sheet that provides screening at windows in the broad face planes. Each mass is a box that points an aperture towards the exterior. The boxes stack and interlock; expressing the exchange of volume that is occurring within.Save this picture!VerticalThe central stair is carefully slotted between the stacking volumes. The stair itself is formed from a perforated steel sheet; bent in sections to form the treads and risers. The stair is welded to steel pins that connect to the vertical slats that form the walls of the slot. The structural slats provide a fine grain screen that also provides the needed guardrail moving up through the house. The natural light streaming into the center of the house will evoke the play of light and shadow from a wooded path. The stair allows light and views to pass through and floats precariously between the walls within the slot.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessCenter for the Promotion of Science / Dürig AGArticlesAD Round Up: Interiors Part VIArticles Share CopyAbout this officeWorks Progress ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasPortland3D ModellingWoodHousesUnited StatesPublished on February 09, 2011Cite: “tandemDUO / Works Progress Architecture” 09 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Burnett Works to develop legacy campaign for Sense

first_img Advertisement Burnett Works to develop legacy campaign for Sense Full service direct marketing agency Burnett Works has been appointed by deafblindness charity Sense to develop a legacy giving programme.Following a successful test mailing to active donors last year, the campaign has been developed around the theme of enabling deafblind children to connect with the world around them. The campaign will target both existing and new supporters through a variety of media, including direct mail, posters and leaflets.The new materials use case studies of individual children and adults to encourage the reader to empathise with the difficulty they experience in communicating and to introduce people to the ways in which Sense can support them.A closely targeted mailing to 16,000 current and lapsed givers will be followed by a fulfilment brochure which details different types of gift and how legacies are used by Sense. In addition, a series of posters and take-one leaflets are being used to recruit new pledges from the wider public. These will be available through solicitors’ offices, Sense shops, events and conferences.www.sense.org.uk sense_legacyleaflet_200505.pdf170.8 KB Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies legacies AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 May 2005 | News  36 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Vodafone to announce new guidelines in Autumn

first_imgIn the financial year ending March 2007, Vodafone Ireland Foundation aims to allocate ‚€1.5million to charitable projects or organisations.. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Vodafone Ireland Foundation, the charitable arm of the eponymous mobile phone company, will announce new guidelines in the Autumn. The company has signalled its intention to move away from smaller and medium grants to larger support that follows the ‘partnership’ model.Vodafone Ireland Foundation (VIF) is a registered charity, launched in September 2003. VIF believes that it can make the most significant difference by providing support to projects that have the ultimate aim of being sustainable. Historically the Vodafone Ireland Foundation’s grant-making has been through a variety of small and medium grants. However, it will in the future make fewer, larger grants so that it can actively partner with recipients to add value to projects and outcomes. Advertisement Howard Lake | 7 July 2006 | News Vodafone to announce new guidelines in Autumncenter_img  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Plea For Release Of Journalist Siddique Kappan: Live Updates From Supreme Court

first_imgTop StoriesPlea For Release Of Journalist Siddique Kappan: Live Updates From Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK2 Dec 2020 1:02 AMShare This – xSupreme Court is hearing the habeas corpus petition filed by the Kerala Union of Working Journalist seeking the release of Kerala journalist Siddiqque Kappan, who was arrested by the UP Police while he was on his way to…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginSupreme Court  is hearing the habeas corpus petition filed by the Kerala Union of Working Journalist seeking the release of Kerala journalist Siddiqque Kappan, who was arrested by the UP Police while he was on his way to Hathras.Live Updates 2 Dec 2020 1:05 AMMatter adjourned to next week. Kapil Sibal says that the petitioner KUWJ will implead the wife and daughter of Siddique Kappan in the habeas petition.2 Dec 2020 1:05 AMSibal : It is shocking what they are doing. In the affidavit numbers of relatives have been given who do not exist and have no relation to the accused.2 Dec 2020 1:05 AMCJI Bobde : We have said earlier that the matter should go to High Court.Sibal : I agree. But there are exceptions.2 Dec 2020 1:05 AMSolicitor General : The bail applications of the co-accused are pending in the lower court. The accused was found with an identity card of a newspaper which was shut three years ago. What kind of a journalist is he?2 Dec 2020 1:04 AMSibal : In Arnab Goswami’s case, your lordships have interfered when the bail application was pending.I will rely on that.2 Dec 2020 1:04 AMCJI : We understand this if the accused is saying this.2 Dec 2020 1:04 AMSibal : There are judgments which say the Court should consider the allegations in the FIR while considering release on bail (hints at the Arnab Goswami judgment)2 Dec 2020 1:04 AMSolicitor General : The petitioner is a third party organization.Sibal : The FIR itself is false. He is arrested on the basis of false allegations.2 Dec 2020 1:04 AMCJI asks Kapil Sibal, KUWJ’s counsel : Are you willing to go to the Court below?Sibal : No. There are reasons. The case involves grave violations.2 Dec 2020 1:03 AMSolicitor General tells the bench that the accused has met his lawyer.>Load MoreNext Storylast_img read more

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Rational & Equitable? Experts Analyze Centre’s Affidavit Which Defends COVID Vaccination Policy

first_imgTop StoriesRational & Equitable? Experts Analyze Centre’s Affidavit Which Defends COVID Vaccination Policy Manu Sebastian11 May 2021 10:08 PMShare This – xThe Central Government has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court saying that its vaccination policy was formulated based on widespread consultations with experts, state governments and vaccine manufacturers.The affidavit was filed in response to the prima facie observations made by the Supreme Court in its April 30 order that the Centre’s vaccine policy was detrimental to right to health and that the same should be revisited to conform with the mandate of Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution.Advertisement The top court had questioned the rationale behind the differential pricing of vaccines for Centre, State Governments and private hospitals. A bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud, L Nageswara Rao and S Ravindra Bhat had opined that it will be better if Centre procures the vaccines for all states, instead of asking the states to procure them from open market, competing with private players. The Court had also suggested that the Government should invoke powers under the Patents Act, such as compulsory licensing, to make COVID vaccines and drugs more affordable and accessible amid a public health emergency. Advertisement In response to the Court’s observations and queries, the Centre has said that the distribution of the vaccine amongst the States is based on ” equitable and rational criteria” and that it has persuaded the manufacturers to fix a uniform rate for states to avoid regional disparities. The Centre also said that allowing private entities to sell vaccines will ease the operational stress of government facilities providing free vaccination. Taking a stand against waiver of IP rights of COVID drugs and medicines, the Centre went to the extent of saying that any such discussions at this stage will be counter-productive.Advertisement Advertisement Seeking to prevent judicial review over the policy, the Centre has told the Court that “any overzealous, though well-meaning judicial intervention may lead to unforeseen and unintended consequences”.LiveLaw reached out to certain experts for their analysis of Centre’s stand.’Not rational and equitable’Professor R Ramakumar, Centre for Study of Developing Economies of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, said that the affidavit has brought to light a lesser known aspect of the Centre’s vaccine policy – that it has capped the state’s quota as 25%. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement He pointed out that in the affidavit, the Centre reveals that the states can only procure the half of the open market pool of the vaccines, which means 25% of the vaccine production. The ratio of allocation thus means 50% for centre, 25% for states and 25% for private hospitals. The affidavit states that: “Out of the 50% quota allotted to each state, the division is made on 50%/50% basis. In other words, from out of the 50% allotted to the state, 50% will go to the State…and the balance 50% will go to the private sector based upon the contracts between private sector and vaccine manufacturers.”Capping the quota of the states, which have the same constitutional obligation as the Centre to protect the health of citizens, and putting them on the same pedestal as private hospitals which operate with profit motive, does not reflect a rational or equitable policy, said Professor Ramakumar. This will force more people to pay for vaccines, which will undermine the aim of universal vaccination.According to him, certain statements made in the affidavit are strong indicators that the policy has been devised in such a manner to ensure profit maximization for private players. The centre says that the policy “..aims at liberalised vaccine pricing and scaling up of vaccine coverage to incentivise vaccine manufacturers to rapidly scale up their production and to attract new vaccine manufacturers… Herein, differential pricing is based on the concept of creating an incentivised demand for the private vaccine manufacturers in order to instil a competitive market resulting in higher production of vaccines and market-driven affordable prices for the same”(emphasis supplied). The affidavit also says that the price factor will not affect the ultimate beneficiary as all state governments have announced free of cost vaccinations. Thus, the burden of providing free vaccination has been passed on to states, which have to procure vaccines from manufacturers at a higher rate than the Centre. While vaccines are given to Centre at Rs 150 per dose, for states it is Rs 300 per dose for COVISHIELD and Rs 400 per dose for COVAXIN. “How is this rational and equitable?”, Professor Ramakumar asks.Free-market pricing will not increase supply of vaccinesMumbai-based advocate Murali Neelakantan, who has been actively writing and commenting about the vaccination policy in leading dailies and public platforms, said that the justification given for the differential pricing is contrary to the Vaccine Policy, 2011 which clearly states that central procurement, multiple vendors and one price is the best procurement strategy. WHO and all its supported projects and every other country has now adopted this. “There is no market price when there is a virtual monopoly, a duopoly at best with scarce product and limited capacity that cannot be immediately scaled up. Allowing free market pricing will not increase supply of vaccines in India when there are so many other barriers”, he said.He also pointed out that a plethora of economists and health finance experts, including former Union Health Secretary Sujatha Rao, Kaushik Basu, Arvind Panagriya and V Ananth Nageswaran have rubbished the pricing policy. There isn’t one credible economist willing to support this. Questioning the government’s logic of private hospitals easing the pressure on government facilities, Mr.Neelakantan said that it reflected a “poor understanding of basic economics”.”Where there are multiple markets with multiple prices, supply will naturally go to where there is most profit. We are already seeing that vaccines are available for Rs2000 in some private hospitals but nothing is available in government hospitals”, he said.”The centre putting state governments in a situation where they have to beg private manufacturers for vaccines is shameful. The manufacturers can decide who to sell to and the result is that some Indians will be denied vaccines while others may get it. For example, poorer states will not be able to afford any vaccines and if there aren’t any big hospital chains in those states, the people there will have scarcity of vaccines, depending entirely on the centre to allocate vaccines. The richer states will be able to get vaccines. They also have big hospital chains who are participating in the vaccination. Together the people in those states will have more vaccines more quickly than other states”, he added.’Centre’s Vaccine Policy Prima Facie Detrimental To Right To Health, Centre Should Consider Revisiting It To Withstand The Scrutiny Of Articles 14,21′: Supreme Court Why no price control of COVID drugs?Mr.Neelakantan noted that the Centre has evaded the issue of price control of COVID-19 drugs.”The stand taken by the government is contradictory. On the one hand, it states that price control for paracetamol and other generic drugs increases access to the poor. On the other hand there is no price control on Remdesivir, Tocilizumab, Favipiravir which are essential to treat CoVid and for vaccines. If price control increases access to all, then why not have price control for these?”, he asked.Why Centre Not Considering Compulsory Licensing For COVID Drugs Like Remdesivir, Tocilizumab? Supreme Court Asks Weak justification for not waiving IPR rightsDr Prabhash Ranjan, Senior Assistant Law Professor of South Asian University, opined that the Centre’s stand against invoking powers under Patents Act over COVID drugs and vaccines was contrary to the position taken by India last year in WTO for waiver of TRIPS rights “I find this inconsistent with what India has been arguing in the WTO. If you are arguing for suspending IP rights at the WTO, then the least that you should be doing is put use of the existing provisions in the Patent Act domestically. Compulsory licensing is an important provision. Domestically you are taking a position that we will not make use of compulsory licensing, and internationally you are arguing that IP rights should be waived. How do you reconcile these completely contradictory and conflicting stances?”, Dr.Ranjan said.He cautioned that this stand taken before the Supreme Court might weaken India’s position at the WTO.The Centre has said that additional licenses will not solve the problem as the main constraint is on availability of raw materials and inputs. Dr Ranjan expressed doubts over the tenability of this argument. “If that is really the reason, that reason will be there for voluntary licensing as well. It’s not that raw materials would suddenly come up for voluntary licensing and not for compulsory licensing”, he said.”Also, they don’t draw a distinction between raw materials for vaccines and raw materials for medicines”, he added.Dr.Ranjan and Professor Ramakumar also questioned the tenability of the Centre’s submission that discussion on exercising statutory powers over COVID drugs and medicines at this stage will be counter-productive to India’s diplomatic efforts to procure medicines and drugs from foreign nations.How can this argument hold good for domestically produced COVAXIN, both of them asked.Professor Ramakumar pointed out that Centre’s affidavit made it clear that there is IPR sharing between ICMR and Bharat Biotech over COVAXIN, and that former is paid 5% royalty by the latter on net sales. So, why more manufacturers, especially those in the public sector, were not given licenses for COVAXIN, Prof.Ramakumar asked.Mr.Murali Neelakantan also echoed similar views.”Since there is shared ownership, there is no need for any statutory action by the government under the patents act. The government should be able to license this freely. There is nothing in the affidavit of May 09, 2021 explaining why this hasn’t been done. This delay is resulting in thousands of avoidable deaths. In fact, it would strengthen the stand taken by India in the WTO if it offers free licensing and tech transfer for Covaxin”, he said. In this connection, it is pertinent to note that the Madras High Court had recently asked why public sector undertakings can’t be revived to ramp up vaccine production.”Our anguish is that when the Government itself is having the vaccines manufacturing institutes, such institutes [dying public sector undertakings] may be revived and they may be put into effective use, so that the Government may be in a position to cover all the citizens, besides will not be in a position to bargain with the private institutes at this difficult time”, the High Court had asked.Mr.Eashan Ghosh, Delhi-based IP lawyer and author of the book “Imperfect Recollections : The Indian Supreme Court on Trade Mark Law”, said that the issue is not so much whether the Centre should take out compulsory licenses on Covid drugs now. “The issue is asking whether, if the Centre had taken out compulsory licenses on Covid drugs, say, six months ago, when it had exactly the same amount of information about their role in Covid treatment as it does now, would we be seeing tens of thousands of SOS messages a day and elaborate black market rackets hoarding these drugs now?”, he said.Ghosh commented that the Centre’s affidavit reflected a position that is more concerned with preserving the Indian government’s bargaining position with pharma companies abroad than fully addressing the crisis that faces domestic Covid drug manufacture.He also highlighted the disguised hesitation in the Centre’s affidavit to over-commit manufacturing resources to ensure supply of essential drugs like Remdesivir. The Centre says in it affidavit that “it is difficult to predict the trend of the pandemic and therefore difficult to forecast the demand of Remdesivir with a reasonable degree of certainty”(para 46).”This comes across as especially tone deaf, considering that the failure of the Centre to make reads on future demand for medical resources (not just Covid drugs but ICU beds, medical oxygen, and so on) has landed us in the current position in the first place”, Ghosh said.He also said that the Indian Government telling the Supreme Court to not discuss IPR-waiver issue while arguing for TRIPS waiver in WTO was a “historically bizarre situation”. TagsCovid19 Vaccine Covid-19 Vaccination Strategy COVISHIELD Covaxin Serum Institute Of India (SII) Bharat Biotech Suprem Court Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Surveillance videos showing ‘heinous’ killing of officer Stephen Carr released by Arkansas police

first_imgFayetteville Police(FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.) — Surveillance videos that captured the “heinous,” execution-style killing of a police officer just outside an Arkansas stationhouse have been released by authorities.The Washington County Sheriff’s Office on Friday reluctantly released the preliminary findings from the state’s medical examiner’s officer and a series of surveillance videos that showed the sequence of events surrounding the killing of Fayetteville Police Officer Stephen Carr earlier this month.“We have hesitated to release the attached video of what transpired that night due to the heinous and shocking nature of this crime, but in an effort to keep the public informed of exactly what happened that night, we are releasing video of the incident,” according to the sheriff office’s Facebook post. “Our concern, first and foremost, is for the family of Officer Carr, so prior to sharing any of this information publicly, it was first shared with them.”Carr was sitting inside of a patrol car in the back parking lot of the precinct stationhouse on Dec. 7 when video shows a man behind the police cruiser he was in and opens fire.Carr was shot 10 times in the head and died at the scene, police said.The slain officer was 35 years old.Officers from inside the police stationhouse immeidately responded to the gunfire and pursued the shooter — whom authorities identified as Landon T. Phillips — and gave chase with their guns drawn, the video shows.At some point, Phillips exchanged gunfire with the officers before he was fatally shot, police said.Phillips had a one full box of ammunition containing 50 rounds and one partial box of ammunition containing 32 rounds, police said.A preliminary investigation found that Phillips fired 16 shots and reloaded the gun with another clip that had another 17 rounds, police said. It also pointed to a possible motive.“Searches of the assailant’s social media accounts indicate he was interested in anti-law enforcement groups,” according to a statement on the department’s Facebook page.The officers who fatally shot Phillips were placed on paid administrative leave in compliance with department policy until the police chief can review the investigation.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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General Election latest: Conservatives make a U-turn on rent controls

first_imgHome » News » General Election latest: Conservatives make a U-turn on rent controls previous nextRegulation & LawGeneral Election latest: Conservatives make a U-turn on rent controlsHousing secretary Robert Jenrick said in November that rent controls were ‘dead in the water’ but has now revealed that limits on rises during tenancies will be outlawed.Nigel Lewis9th December 201901,435 Views Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has signalled a government U-turn on rent controls after revealing in an interview with the i newspaper that a Johnson administration would consider limited controls on rent rises.The comment are clearly intended to appeal to the newspaper’s largely 20-something audience who may have been attracted Labour’s manifesto promise to introduce them across England and Wales.Jenrick has shifted position significantly since early November when he told a meeting of the Parliamentary housing select committee that as a concept they were ‘dead in the water’.“I am not in favour of rent controls,” he revealed at the time. “That has proven to be very negative for both landlords and tenants in the past, and I do not want to see any move in that direction.”But the realities of winning votes appear to have prompted a change of heart.Jenrick told the i newspaper that: “We don’t believe that old fashioned rent controls are a good idea.“And that isn’t something that we want to revert to. We want to learn the lessons of the past and produce a fairer deal to tenants that works for the modern housing market.”Instead the minister has said a future Conservative government would “carefully consider… what contractual commitments can be made that provide greatest certainty to tenants.“Whether that’s having clear guidance as to the rate at which your rent might rise or the length of your tenancy.” Which sounds like rent controls-lite. December 9, 2019Nigel 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 2021last_img read more

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New book claims emotional copy sells and rents properties, not descriptions

first_imgHome » News » New book claims emotional copy sells and rents properties, not descriptions previous nextProducts & ServicesNew book claims emotional copy sells and rents properties, not descriptionsAuthor and former Belvoir franchisee Neil Whitfield says his new book reveals the secrets of successfully listing properties.Nigel Lewis7th April 20210500 Views Many estate agents believe they have mastered the skills needed to sell and rent properties, but not many have written a book about it.But estate agent and former Belvoir franchisee Neil Whitfield has taken the plunge, today launching his tome entitled ‘The Ultimate Property Listing’ which he says will help agents who read it convert more instructions into sales and lettings.Whitfield has had a varied career in marketing and sales including a ten-year stint running Belvoir’s franchise in Sunderland, but since August 2017 as a property industry trainer and consultant.His new book is available in paperback and Amazon Kindle formats and focuses on three key areas of properties listing strategy; property price, photos and property details.Emotional connectionWhitfield believes strongly that the best use of direct marketing copywriting techniques to attract ideal buyers and tenants by connecting with them emotionally.“People buy or rent a property for emotional reasons yet most UK property adverts don’t tap into this powerful motivator at all – the typical listing is all facts, room sizes and how many radiators the property has got – nothing at all about how the property can bring pleasure to a buyer or remove a problem for a tenant,” he says.“I wrote The Ultimate Property Listing to help agents tap into the tried and tested techniques for creating powerful, motivating ads that have been used in most other industries for over 100 years.”The book is available for free to Amazon Kindle users or for £6.99 as a paperback.Neil Whitfield The Ultimate Property Listing estate agent book April 7, 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 2021last_img read more

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IS IT TRUE APRIL 2, 2018

first_imgWe hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” 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?IS IT TRUE when law enforcement agencies or the IRS investigate graft and corruption charges against a local government or taxpayers supported not-for-profits organization the first thing they do is to review the past audits over a three year period? …that the investigators also rely heavily on a Forensic audit conducted by a CPA  firm that is independent of the governmental agency been investigated?IS IT TRUE we wonder who is the CPA firm doing the Forensic audit of ECHO Housing?IS IT TRUE we hope that the current ECHO Housing Board of Directors didn’t allow the former Executive Director to write and sign checks without having a second signature? ..the bottom line, if this happened the ECHO Housing Board Of Directors failed to provide fiduciary oversight?IS IT TRUE that all eyes are on the Evansville City Council members to see how they vote on the issue of holding ECHO Housing funds until the Forensic audit of that agency is completed?  …we hear that Mayor Winnecke and his DMD Director are trying to convince members of City Council not to withhold ECHO Housing funds because they feel it will drastically affect the services provided to the homeless veterans?IS IT TRUE the Mayor and his DMD Director would be better served if they would research how effective has ECHO Housing been in rehabilitating the homeless veterans staying in a housing complex located on the corner of West Michigan and Garfield?IS IT TRUE we are told if Mayor and his DMD Director would request a print out of police reports and 911 emergency calls at the ECHO Housing complex for homeless veterans during the last several years they may realize that ECHO Housing could do a better job in rehabilitating our homeless veterans?IS IT TRUE we believe when an organization takes on the task of rehabilitating homeless veterans living in a facility funded by Federal and State taxpayer dollars they should achieve measurable results?  …it is our hope that ECHO Housing have achieved measurable results in helping our homeless veterans get off alcohol and drugs, help them find gainful employment and affordable and safe housing?IS IT TRUE  the musical acts is seemly the only events that bring in sufficient crowds to make the cash register ring at Ford Center?IS IT TRUE we wonder how the plan to combine the Vanderburgh County Commission and County Council offices into one common area is coming along?  …we hear that plans have been drawn up for this project and is presently collecting dust? … we wonder if the Vanderburgh County Commissioners will bring this project up for a public decision?IT TRUE recruiting or growing businesses to an area lacking a competent and an available workforce are darn near impossible?…in major metropolitan areas, there is seemly no incentive large enough to attract Fortune 500 businesses to those locations? …when one adds billion-dollar for water and sewer upgrades, billion dollars in street and sidewalks repairs, failing school system coupled with high property taxes an industrial recruiters job can quickly turn into a “bring me the broomstick of the witch of the west” task?IS IT TRUE we urge you to attend the “Guns and Hoses XI” event this coming April 7, 2018, at the Ford Center because it’s for a worthy causes?Todays “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that the Evansville City Council should give $500,000 of Federal and State tax dollars to EHO Housing without knowing the findings of the Forensic audit?Please take time and read our articles entitled “Statehouse Files, Channel 44 News, Daily Devotions, Law enforcement, Readers Poll, Birthdays, Hot Jobs, and Local Sports.You are now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected] FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Bakery start-up – rising to the challenge

first_imgBy Max Jenvey of Oxxygen Marketing Partnership, a strategic business accelerator specialising in bakery, foodservice and convenience retailMy grandfather, George Hilton, owned and ran his own bakery in Scarborough, North Yorkshire; and I can still remember the wonderful aroma of the freshly baked breads, pastries and doughnuts! They say the apple never falls far from the tree and I’d like to think, in my small way, that I’m following in my grandfather’s footsteps.So what’s involved in starting up your own bakery offer or coffee shop? For starters, you need a business plan. It is really important to formulate your business right from the start, setting yourself key milestones and objectives. Focus on location, demographics, product range, pricing and product margins, to name a few.Other areas of consideration include local competition, space allocation, suppliers, shop fitting and equipment and, most importantly, your customers.Starting with your core range of products, establish what your customers are looking for. Him! told us that 26% of bakery retail customers want snacking products in-between meal occasions and 21% are on a food and drink mission (Coffee Shop Report 2009). Breakfast offers can increase your sales by 25% between 6am and 10am and you should really consider serving those delicious pastries with a tea or coffee, as him! reported 14% of customers are looking for a meal deal combination. Plus, you can achieve an 80% margin on hot beverages.If, for instance, you are close to public transport, your outlet could be a destination for morning commuters. In this case, a coffee and take-away offer will definitely drive your sales.The next step is to find appropriate equipment and product suppliers. As in life, choosing the right partner can be a bit tricky. Consider visiting a national exhibition, where you can see first-hand the range of suppliers and products available. After planning your offer in line with your customers, take a look at the calendar and prepare for seasonal events with the right promotions.l See the next column for more bakery start-up tipslast_img read more

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