Century 21 starts 2020 on a high

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Century 21 starts 2020 on a high previous nextAgencies & PeopleCentury 21 starts 2020 on a highThe Negotiator26th February 20200266 Views Century 21 UK, owned by SDL Group, ended 2019 on a high having opened three new estate agency offices and three more offices due to open shortly.The branches are in Hackney and Leicester, and Century 21 Cobham and Esher acquired South West London estate agency group, Jezzards, converting the pipeline of their business, now rebranded as Century 21 Luxe Residential.Vikram Selvarajan, owner of Century 21 Hackney, with nine years in the property industry, said, “Century 21 has grown tremendously. The name carries the reputation of the company and I am privileged to be covering such a vibrant and exciting area.”Jason and Anthony Barana, joint business owners of the Leicester office, have brought the global brand to their hometown, “Having grown up in Leicester, the heart of our sales and lettings business will be in our communities where we brought up, where people come first.”Century 21’s name carries their reputation and I am privileged to be in a vibrant exciting area.Chris Summers, Head of Franchising at SDL Group, said, “We’re delighted to be partnering with Vikram, Jason and Anthony on their new business journey and we are very confident they will go from strength-to-strength.”Vikram Selvarajan Chris Summers SDL Group Century 21 UK February 26, 2020Jenny van BredaWhat’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

Read More »

Top 10 Most-Read Long Island Feature Stories of 2014

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York We at the Press love taking a look at what news stories readers clicked on most in a given year, but that list omits the more fun feature articles the staff wrote.So, here are the top 10 most-read stories covering lighter subjects such as cronuts, trips down memory lane and celebrity interviews—a few of which went more smoothly than others.Here’s to another year of informing, entertaining and educating the opinion leaders of Long Island!10. Cronut Craze Sparks Long Island Donut Pastry (R)evolution Whenever you get to visit some of the top donut spots on Long Island and sample their delicious products, you know it’s a good day at the office. We found a bakery in Huntington that produces lovely croissant donuts, an Italian bakery in Bellmore that specializes in the Inis–a fried zeppole donut filled with connoli cream–and a forward-thinking baker in Greenport whose “Sconut” became the talk of the town. 9. How Long Island’s Culper Spy Ring Helped Washington Beat the BritishBlack petticoats, white handkerchiefs and invisible ink were the tools that enabled the Culper Ring of Long Island spies to help Gen. George Washington turn the tide against the mightiest empire the world had ever seen. The ring linked a courageous farmer in Setauket to an eccentric wealthy merchant in Oyster Bay and the owner of a coffeehouse in Manhattan who published a pro-Tory rag but was actually collecting information on British troop movements. The name was a play on Culpepper County in Virginia, where Washington once worked as a surveyor. After the war was won, Washington came back to Long Island to pay his respects to those whose identities he knew but he never learned that “Culper Jr.,” his most valuable spy, was actually Robert Townsend, whose father’s place, Raynham Hall, still stands in Oyster Bay today. [Read More About George Washington’s Time On Long Island HERE]8. Inside the Blue Angels 2014 Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach PracticeEvery year, before the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, daredevil pilots invite local journalists to strap in for a fly-along as the airmen and women do their practice runs. Without fail, someone always pukes. But, that’s half the fun.7. Slavery and Salvation: Long Island’s Underground RailroadHow many slaves came through Long Island to escape their chains may never be known for sure but a growing body of evidence points to the key role that Long Island Quaker “conductors” played on the Underground Railroad, which had as much resemblance to the LIRR as the LIE does today. There were no tracks, just a path to freedom that sometimes ran through places here like the old Maine Maid Inn in Jericho. Certainly the Island had its share of slaves—in fact the Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island, which once was the largest working plantation north of the Mason Dixon line, still stands today as a reminder of that long disgraceful period in American history.6. Long Island’s Guitar God Joe Satriani Talks Strange Beautiful MusicGuitar virtuoso and Carle Place-native Joe Satriani chatted with the Press about growing up on Long Island, passing on his prodigious skills to such notable guitar giants as Steve Vai, and musicians from such varied bands as Metallica, Third Eye Blind, and Counting Crows. Satriani’s inspired rock memoir Strange, Beautiful Music and the accompanying box set documents his meteoric rise to legend status, yet in an exclusive interview, Satch revealed what was behind his monstrous talent: a humble, intelligent, extremely nice guy. That is, until you get him talking about Chickenfoot bandmate Sammy Hagar…5. Where Brentwood is Today Once Stood Long Island’s Own UtopiaToday’s Brentwood residents can be forgiven if they’ve forgotten that their community was once known as Modern Times, a utopian experiment in communal living with no jail, no judge and no police, since the name was changed 150 years ago while the Civil War was raging. The most visible reminder of that halcyon period, when “free love” reigned there for 13 years, is the wooden octagonal school house, built in 1857, now on the grounds of the Brentwood school district and listed in the National Register of Historic Places.4. Beach Hacks: An Insider’s Guide to Long Island BeachesDid you know that there are more oceanside places to lay out on the sand on Long Island’s South Shore other than Jones Beach? If you answered no, you probably need to read this roundup of lesser-known beach spots. You’re welcome.3. Jim Breuer, Long Island’s Former Bay Boy Jokester, Opens Up About Life, God and Heavy MetalThis portrait of SNL alum and Valley Stream-born comedian Jim Breuer took a deep turn when, over a cup of Joe in a coffee joint in Breuer’s current hometown in New Jersey, the comic opened up about his relationship with his wife, his dedication to his family, including his father who passed away earlier this year, and God. Of course, he still managed to work in his raw observational humor and the love of hard rock that inspired his many metal born friendships and the rock album he recently recorded (on Long Island!)2. My Squashed Interview With Steve Madden, Shoe Guru Turned Ex-ConvictIn the squashed interview that turned into a user’s guide for P.R. professionals on exactly what not to do, Press writer Jaime Franchi’s attempt to meet up for a scheduled one-on-one with the shoe-guru-turned-criminal-turned-shoe-guru-again became a handler’s nightmare when at first his marketing director tried to control the pre-scheduled questions, then cancelled the interview last minute, and then lied about Madden being stuck in traffic for a mall appearance. This unprofessionalism just might have been influenced by a story we’d published a few weeks before profiling the victims that fell prey to Madden and fellow Long Islander Jordan Belford’s scam that landed them in prison and inspired the film The Wolf of Wall Street [Read That Story HERE]. 1. My Not-So-Psychic Experience With Long Island Medium Theresa CaputoIn the most read story of 2014, Press writer Jaime Franchi tried to suspend her disbelief during a performance of the Long Island Medium at the NYCB Westbury theater. Alas, while she found Caputo sassy and entertaining, her attempts to connect audience members with those on the other side seemed almost completely contrived and, more often than not, fell flat. Does Thesera Caputo communicate with the dead? Quite possibly. Did she on the night that our writer observed her show? Um. No.last_img read more

Read More »

Local health experts weigh in on cigarette single-use filter ban proposal

first_img(WBNG) — New York lawmakers are pushing to ban single-use filters found in most cigarettes with the “Tobacco Product Waste Reduction Act.” “The Surgeon General report actually suggested that single-use filters have actually caused more damage to cigarette users because these filters give the user the ability to breathe more heavily in, and internally, they’re getting those toxins deeper into their lungs,” said Kelly. Kelly says, depending on the environment, cigarette butts can take 18 months to 10 years to decompose and it does more harm to people’s lungs than how it was marketed toward smokers. While New York State waits to see what happens with this proposal, the Broome County Health Department says it offers free signage for Broome or Tioga County municipalities and businesses to make it a tobacco-free zone. The Broome County Health Department says the single-use filters in cigarettes and e-cigarettes has been causing more harm than good when it comes to your personal health and the environment. If the act were to be passed, it would prohibit the sale of cigarettes and e-cigarettes with the single-use filters. “Cigarette butts are the number one form of litter in the world,” said Broome County Public Health Educator, Laura Kelly. “The more they stay in our environment, the more they are leaching toxic chemicals into our waterways and our air.”last_img read more

Read More »

Why can’t the ICC elect a new chairman?

first_imgBy Nagraj Gollapudi and Osman SamiuddinNEARLY a month-and-a-half after Shashank Manohar stepped down and the International Cricket Council (ICC) said it would have the process to appoint his successor ready, the organisation’s website still has Manohar’s portrait and profile on its ‘Meet the Chairman’ page.Not only is the ICC not close to finding a successor, it’s not close to finding a way to appoint the successor.As a board meeting on Monday revealed, the ICC remains severely divided over what the nomination process to replace Manohar, who was the governing body’s first independent chairman, should be. In the meantime, the ICC’s deputy chairman Imran Khwaja remains the interim chairman.THE STUMBLING BLOCKManohar stepped down on June 30. In a media release on July 2, the ICC said: “The process for the Chairperson election is expected to be approved by the ICC Board within the next week.” Instead, members have come unstuck over the election process, unable to decide whether the process should be based on a two-thirds majority of the board or a simple majority, and even how they would vote for the process to be changed.This status quo has persisted since Manohar entered the final bend of his second term. Despite having another two-year term available, Manohar had alerted key people within the ICC Board well in advance that he would be stepping down when his term ended. Before heading out he attempted to find a consensus for a unanimous choice, but failed.As per the ICC’s constitution any present or former director who has attended at least one board meeting is eligible to run for chairman. ICC directors are each allowed to nominate one candidate and nominees, with the support of two or more directors, are eligible to contest an election.The election process itself is determined by the ICC Board and can vary every election. In 2016, when he took charge for the first time, Manohar was elected through a secret ballot. Two years later he was the sole nominee and was re-elected unanimously without a vote.This time, though, the board has yet to find consensus on the process.NO MORE SECRET BALLOTThe constitution also calls for a secret ballot when it comes to electing a chairperson, but at least one board member says the vast majority of the board has rejected this method. With respect to directors’ voting rights, the ICC constitution says any decision taken “shall be decided on a show of hands … unless two or more Voting Board Members present at the meeting request a secret ballot for the voting on a particular Resolution of Directors (in which case a secret ballot shall be held).”Even in the case of picking a winner on the basis of simple majority, which can be done via a show of hands, there is no consensus. One example discussed at one of the meetings was what happens if there is only one nominee: would that need a two-thirds majority or to be elected unopposed by a simple majority? There was a split verdict. SHORTAGE OF POPULAR CONTENDERSManohar was a popular choice and was elected for two terms, but the short group of contenders is finding it hard to earn similar trust from the wider section of the ICC Board.In addition to Khwaja, outgoing ECB chairperson Colin Graves, Cricket New Zealand chairman Greg Barclay and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly have been touted as key contenders. At one point Graves was a frontrunner and seemed to have the backing of the BCCI, too, but it is understood the support for him on the ICC Board falls short of the majority mark.Ganguly could gain backing, but has not made a public comment. It is believed he is not keen to give up the BCCI job, which as per the rules expired on July 27. Ganguly’s future at the BCCI is likely to be decided on August 17 when the Supreme Court of India is expected to hear the matter.TWO-THIRDS OR SIMPLE MAJORITY?The board comprises 17 directors: 12 full members, three directors representing the Associates, and the chairman (Khwaja is one of the Associate representatives as well as interim chair, currently), the ICC chief executive officer (Manu Sawhney) and an independent woman director in Indra Nooyi.The CEO does not have a vote and for any resolution to be approved, the ICC constitution currently requires a two-thirds majority, or a minimum of 11 votes.Some members on the board, however, want to change to a simple majority both to pass any resolution as well as for the purposes of an election. (ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more

Read More »

Watch: Antoine Griezmann reveals who has the best hair at Barcelona

first_imgImage Courtesy: YouTube(FC Barcelona)Advertisement NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsi37yWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5l( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7xWould you ever consider trying this?😱c1ypidCan your students do this? 🌚b6Roller skating! Powered by Firework FC Barcelona’s new star signing Antoine Griezmann was featured on the club’s official YouTube, channel, as the player participated in the currently trending #90secondschallenge, where he revealed that the best hairstyle at Camp Nou is none other than his own.Advertisement Image Courtesy: YouTube(FC Barcelona)The French international was asked a selection of numerous questions raised by fans from the club’s community page. Watch the video below-Advertisement Even though Griezmann’s answer to the question “Something your parents taught you” was “Humility”, the 28 year old revealed that his all time favourite film was ‘Antoine Griezmann: The Making of a Legend’ relased on Netflix, and also that he believes his own hairstyle is the best amongst the Catalans. Not so humble, is it?It was revealed that the Blaugrana forward has two pet dogs, and spends his most social networking time on Instagram. Tartiflette is his favourite French dish.Advertisement The Karol G and DJ Snake fan’s childhood hero is David Beckham, and is also the reason he wears full sleeves on field. Carles Puyol is the Frenchman’s all time favourite club legend.The former Atlético starman said that if he was able to restart his football career, he would have chosen to become a goalkeeper. But, he can’t solve a Rubik’s Cube or play any instruments. The striker also hopes to see Brooklyn Nets wins the NBA this year.Griezmann was brought to Camp Nou on a record €120 million, and made his debut in a pre-season friendly in Japan against Chelsea back in July. Advertisementlast_img read more

Read More »