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Purplebricks prepares to radically change its fixed fee model

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Purplebricks prepares to radically change its fixed fee model previous nextAgencies & PeoplePurplebricks prepares to radically change its fixed fee modelCompany’s CEO says it is looking at several options due to launch this Autumn including dual fees and split payments at instruction and sale.Nigel Lewis3rd August 202002,333 Views Purplebricks has announced that it is to reduce its up-front fee of £999 this Autumn following an in-depth pricing study, CEO Vic Darvey has revealed in the hybrid agency’s annual results.He also says the company is looking at splitting the payment between listing and completion, lowering the cost of instructing the company but raising the overall fee.“Reducing the upfront fee will reduce the barrier for many customers in instructing us – while higher fees on completion will allow our LPEs to earn more from each sale, ensuring our self-employed model will not only remain sustainable but become more attractive to the best talent in the industry,” he says.Anthony Codling (left) CEO of Twindig, says: “Is ‘pay now perhaps sell later’ coming to an end?“Paying whether or not you sell was always going to be a hard sell in a tough market; Purplebricks instructions fell 23% in the year to 30 April 2020 that’s a very significant fall when the majority of that year was not impacted by COVID.”Purplebricks has put a brave face on its latest results which, as well as lower instructions, reveals declining revenues and profits in the UK.The company’s revenue per instruction was the only bright spot in its financial and annual report which covers its trading during the 12 months to April 30th. This increased by 12% to £1,394. But otherwise revenue dropped by 11% and EBITDA by 53% to £4.2 million.On a group level, the company continues to lose money and its latest results show a loss of £19.2 million as the closure of its US and Australia operations continue to weigh down on its finances, although if its overseas costs are taking out, it only lost £1.8 million.The company is also racing through its cash reserves – which dropped from £62.8 million to £30.1 million.   Purplebricks Anthony Codling vic darvey August 3, 2020Nigel 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

Cape Shore Chorus Performs at Music Pier

first_imgThe Cape Shore Chorus, a local chapter of Sweet Adelines International, will be performing at the Ocean City Music Pier on Sunday, Oct. 20. The performance of “Rock Around the Clock” will feature music selections that will demonstrate the best of women’s four-part a cappella singing and include songs that will take the audience through a history of rock and roll music. Featured guests include Just 4 Kicks, a 2018 Sweet Adelines Regional Champion Quartet from Waldwick, N.J., and the Stockton University a cappella singers – Stockapella and The Stocktones.The performance starts at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door on the day of the event. Cape Shore Chorus is a non-profit organization and funding for the event comes in part from a Cape May County Arts Re-Grant. Ticket proceeds support the annual scholarship fund that is awarded to a graduating female who has been active in performing arts during high school. Although it is a competitive scholarship for area high schools, the 2018 and 2019 scholarship has been awarded to a graduate of Ocean City High School.Cape Shore Chorus is also inviting women of all ages to join chorus rehearsals for the next month, learn some classic holiday music in the barbershop style, and sing with the chorus during its December concerts.No experience or special training is necessary. The first rehearsal will be on Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Upper Township Community Center, 1709 Route 50 in Tuckahoe, beginning at 7:45 p.m. Call Betsy for more information at 609-425-4648.last_img read more

Mike Trout blasts one of Angels’ 4 homers in victory over Justin Verlander, Astros

first_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield The Angels hit four homers, including three against Verlander.The decisive homer, however, was hit by Mike Trout against reliever Hector Rondon in the eighth. It was Trout’s fourth homer in the past three games, and his 26th of the season, which equaled his own franchise record for homers before the All-Star break.“It’s pretty special,” Kole Calhoun said of Trout’s recent performance. “He’s a guy who can carry this ballclub. We can go a long way on his back. With the way he’s swinging the bat right now, hopefully he keeps it rolling when we come back (from the break).”Trout has helped the Angels to three wins in four games on what figured to be a tough Texas trip even before its tragic start. The stunning death of Tyler Skaggs before the first game in Arlington cast a shadow over the team, but the Angels have since played well amid difficult circumstances.“Obviously, it’s good to get back into things,” Trout said. “But we’re still thinking about him. He’s watching over us. We’re going out there and playing for him.” PreviousHOUSTON, TEXAS – JULY 05: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim shakes hands with Shohei Ohtani #17 after the final out against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on July 05, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)The Angels’ Kole Calhoun watches the flight of his two-run home run during the third inning of Friday’s game against the Astros in Houston. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Noe Ramirez throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsHouston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlanders throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Noe Ramirez throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Michael Brantley, right, celebrates with Yordan Alvarez (44) after hitting a home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun, right, hits a two-run home run as Houston Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos watches during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun drops his bat after hitting a two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun, right, drops his bat after hitting a two-run home run as Houston Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos watches during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON, TEXAS – JULY 05: Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros walks back to the mound after Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hit a home run in the third inning at Minute Maid Park on July 05, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun (56) is congratulated by third base coach Mike Gallego after hitting a two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun, center, celebrates with David Fletcher (6) after both scored on Calhoun’s home run as Houston Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos stands at home plate during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani (17) hits a home run as Houston Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos watches during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani (17) watches his home run against the Houston Astros during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, right, celebrates with third base coach Mike Gallego after hitting a home run against the Houston Astros during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani (17) celebrates with Kole Calhoun (56) after hitting a home run against the Houston Astros during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON, TEXAS – JULY 05: Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros walks off the mound after giving up two home runs in the third inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Minute Maid Park on July 05, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Felix Pena throws against the Houston Astros during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON, TEXAS – JULY 05: Yordan Alvarez #44 of the Houston Astros doubles in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Minute Maid Park on July 05, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Andrelton Simmons, right, hits a home run as Houston Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos reaches for the pitch during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Angels’ Andrelton Simmons (2) celebrates with Mike Gallego after hitting a home run against the Houston Astros during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON, TEXAS – JULY 05: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a home run in the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on July 05, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)The Angels’ Mike Trout hits a home run during the eighth inning of Friday’s game against the Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Trout’s fourth homer in the past three games proved to be the difference in a 5-4 victory. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)HOUSTON, TEXAS – JULY 05: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim receives congratulations from Shohei Ohtani #17 after hitting a home run in the eighth inning Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on July 05, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)HOUSTON, TEXAS – JULY 05: Yuli Gurriel #10 of the Houston Astros hits a two run home run in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Minute Maid Park on July 05, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Cam Bedrosian reacts after giving up a two-run home run to Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON, TEXAS – JULY 05: Hansel Robles #57 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates after the last out against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on July 05, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)HOUSTON, TEXAS – JULY 05: Jonathan Lucroy #20 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim receives a hug from Hansel Robles #57 after the final out against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on July 05, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)HOUSTON, TEXAS – JULY 05: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim shakes hands with Shohei Ohtani #17 after the final out against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on July 05, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)The Angels’ Kole Calhoun watches the flight of his two-run home run during the third inning of Friday’s game against the Astros in Houston. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 28The Angels’ Kole Calhoun watches the flight of his two-run home run during the third inning of Friday’s game against the Astros in Houston. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)Expand Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros HOUSTON — Brad Ausmus managed Justin Verlander for nearly four seasons, so he knows all about how dominant the Houston Astros right-hander can be.“Great competitor, great pitcher and you know you’re in for a battle,” said Ausmus, who had Verlander with the Detroit Tigers. “With that being said, I haven’t come across any pitcher who’s pitched in the big leagues for any length of time who’s unbeatable.”The Angels did just that, beating Verlander and the Astros 5-4 on Friday night, taking the first game of the series against the run-away AL West division leaders. They took the field on Friday night in a matchup that certainly didn’t seem favorable. Not only were the Astros starting Verlander, but the Angels were using Noé Ramírez to open for Félix Peña.Peña gave up a homer to Michael Brantley, the first batter he faced in the second inning, to put the Astros on the board first. But Peña retired the next three, and then the Angels got to work against Verlander.In the third, Kole Calhoun hit a two-run homer, his 19th of the season. That equaled his total from each of the past two seasons.An out later, Shohei Ohtani belted a solo homer to straightaway center field, putting the Angels up 3-1. Andrelton Simmons added a solo homer in the sixth.The Angels have hit three homers in each of their games against Verlander this season, including a loss in Mexico back in May.Related Articles Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone “We have some guys who can hit the ball out of the ballpark,” Calhoun said. “With a guy like that, you’ll take them any way you can get them. They’re going to be few and far between. It’s going to be a battle from the first pitch. It’s nice to get some runs on the board against them.”Simmons’ homer gave the Angels a two-run lead with 12 outs to go, so Ausmus pulled Peña, who was only at 61 pitches, to give the ball to his bullpen. All four of the relievers he’s lately been trusting to hold leads were available.Justin Anderson came in first. He issued a walk and gave up a double, but both runners were stranded. Anderson got the first two outs and Ty Buttrey got the third. Buttrey then worked a perfect seventh inning.Cam Bedrosian took the mound in the eighth with a three-run lead, thanks to Trout’s homer, and he gave back two of those when Yuli Gurriel lofted a fly ball that dropped just over the fence, inside the right-field pole.That left the slimmest of margins for Hansel Robles, but he worked a perfect ninth to end it. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

SA boat builders triumph in US

first_img11 April 2006South African boat builders established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the Strictly Sail section of the Miami International Boat Show in Florida in February, winning a number of awards and millions of dollars in orders.A luxurious 23 metre Silhouette 760 catamaran built by Matrix Yachts of Killarney Gardens, Cape Town was named “star of the show” and sold for US$3.95-million.Another South African prizewinner was Woodstock-based Robertson and Caine, which won an innovation award for its 4000 class catamarans.For the first time, South Africa had its own pavilion at the prestigious show. Hundreds of potential customers and investors visited the pavilion which received the Best of Show award for the outstanding quality of its design and of the products exhibited.The 12 South African exhibitors included eight boat builders displaying catamarans ranging in length from 12 to 23 metres. The builders included Matrix Yachts, Admiral Yachts, Charter Cats, Sky Blue Yachts, Royal Cape Catamarans and St Francis Marine.The builders racked up sales during the show estimated at $13-million, with other South African exhibitors taking in another $770,000. All told, the South African firms received more than 3 500 inquiries and sales leads.There has not been a year since 1997 when a South African boat has not earned or been nominated for one or other Boat of the Year award in the US.The infrastructure is in place for the local industry to keep growing, especially in the Western Cape, where most of the country’s boat builders are located. There is no shortage of labour, and a new South African Boatbuilding Academy will soon be adding to the supply of skills.Builders are also brimming with confidence. According to the latest South African Boatbuilding Industry Guide, nearly 90% of companies have made significant recent investments in developing new designs, moulds and tooling and expanding capacity.Forward order books are healthy, with some of the larger companies reporting advance orders of between 75% and 100% of their capacity.Opening the South Africa pavilion in Florida, New York Consul General Fikile Magubane said the exhibitors were “true examples of why we say that South Africa is alive with possibility.“This pavilion, the boats and products on display here, and the people behind them, tell an important story about today’s South Africa.“It’s a story of innovation, world-class engineering and design. It’s a story of competitiveness, determination and capacity to find solutions.”Veda Raubenheimer, project coordinator for the South African Boatbuilders Business Council, said the inaugural South African Pavilion was an “overwhelming success . We look forward to a stronger presence in 2007, showcasing other South African boatbuilders and products”.The pavilion’s sponsors included the SA Boat Builders Business Council, the Department of Trade and Industry and the South African Consulate General in New York, with support from SA Tourism, SA Airways, Wines of South Africa and the David Frost winery.last_img read more

Ohio Crop Progress — May 21, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Planting proceeded despite continued wet weather this week, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 3.5 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending May 20. The wet conditions were ideal for plant emergence. Oat planting is near completion and corn planting is not far behind. Soybean planting is only halfway complete. Some hay cutting was done this week along with other field activities, including spreading manure, applying herbicides, and tilling. Overall crops are in good condition.Click here to see the full reportlast_img

News Briefs

first_imgDuke University treats building glass to reduce bird strikesDuke University has doctored the glass in a LEED-certified building that has been blamed for dozens of bird deaths every year.In September, the towering windows in the Fitzpatrick Center at the Pratt School of Engineering on the Durham, North Carolina, campus were treated with a film that includes colors and patterns, turning it into “fritted glass,” so birds would be able to see it, according to a post at ConstructionDive.The building is close to the Atlantic Flyway, a major north-south migration route, and its windows had become an avian death trap. A survey of 45 college campuses by Augustana College put buildings at Duke University at the top of the list for bird fatalities. An on-campus investigation at Duke concluded the Fitzpatrick Center was responsible for 72% of bird deaths there.“We had a ton of data on our side as well as student support with students saying it was a problem, and they wanted the university to fix it,” graduate student Scott Winton, who led the Duke investigation, told the Duke Chronicle. “At that point, it’s really hard for the university to justify doing nothing.”Winton said fritted glass may have another advantage — it helps reduce solar gain and thereby increases the energy efficiency of the building. New PV module claims efficiency recordUPDATED Oct. 13, 2015SolarCity says it now has the most efficient rooftop solar panel in the world, with a measured efficiency of more than 22%.The company said that the photovoltaic (PV) module, whose performance was tested by the independent Renewable Energy Test Center, will go into production this month at a California pilot facility, but most of the modules will be produced at SolarCity’s huge new factory in Buffalo, N.Y. Production should reach between 9,000 and 10,000 modules per day when the facility is running at full capacity sometime in 2017.SolarCity is the largest residential PV installer in the country and acquired PV manufacturer Silevo, which developed the technology for the new PV module last year. SolarCity said in a press release that the new modules are the same size as standard ones but produce between 30% and 40% more power. They also perform better than other modules at high temperatures, allowing more energy production annually than conventional panels.Claims of supremacy in the battle for high efficiency, however, are best taken with a grain of salt, or at least a close eye to the fine print. Although the new SolarCity modules are at or near the high end of what’s available commercially for residential applications, SolarCity rival SunPower already produces a module with an efficiency of 22.4%, which is listed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) as the most efficient module of its type. In addition, a day after the SolarCity announcement Panasonic said it had a module ready for mass production with an efficiency of 22.5%, according to PV Magazine.More complicated and more expensive types of PV cells have much higher efficiencies. A chart published by NREL shows that the best photovoltaic cells have an efficiency of 46% — but you won’t find them in commercially made residential PV systems. “The 40% cells are a very niche market,” said Keith Emery, a group manager and principal engineer in NREL’s solar performance group. “Right now, the 20-to-22% silicon modules are at the high end of what’s commercially available for residential use.”“If you have enough caveats, you can make almost anything a record,” he said of SolarCity’s claim. “It’s not necessarily a bogus claim. It’s just a little misleading, that’s all.”Still, Emery was enthused by the announcement. “I regard it with excitement because it means there’s another player on a high efficiency end of the photovoltaic business,” he said. “One of the economics of these things is the higher the efficiency the lower the cost of energy. If they are still selling it at X dollars a watt, the higher efficiency system will have a lower cost of energy. The name of the game here is not to add to the dollars per watt at all and just raise the efficiency.” Amazon.com’s wind farm is the target of a suitA 104-turbine wind farm that would power a data center for online retailer Amazon is the target of a lawsuit filed by a couple claiming the facility would pose a variety of aesthetic and environmental problems. The News & Observer said last week that construction crews have been building access roads to the site in Perquimans and Pasquotank counties in the northeast corner of North Carolina and plan to pour concrete foundations for the towers early next year.But a local couple, with help from the conservative Civitas Institute, claim that the project is an expensive boondoggle. Neither Amazon nor project developer Iberdrola are parties to the suit. Instead, the couple is suing the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality in an attempt to force a new regulatory review of the project.“I’m concerned it will make our beautiful county, quite frankly, ugly,” Jillanne Gigi Badawi told the newspaper. “Each turbine is the size of the Washington Monument. These things are huge monstrosities.” She lives less than a mile from where the nearest turbine would be located.A new review, which would include studies of wildlife, noise, and shadow flicker, could take more than a year and would probably kill the project. The wind farm must be up and running by the end of 2016 in order to quality for a 30% federal income tax credit, the newspaper said.center_img Arizona utility offers to withdraw solar fee proposalArizona’s largest electric utility is offering to back off its proposed fee increase for customers who own PV systems — an increase that would have seen rates climb from 70 cents to $3 per kilowatt, or up to roughly $21 a month.Arizona Public Service (APS) said it would drop the request if the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) would agree to open an investigation to determine the actual costs of providing service to customers with PV systems and establish the amount they should pay for a grid connection, according to a story posted at Greentech Media.APS first proposed the fee increase in April. It now complains opponents have turned the debate into “political theater.”It may not be theater, but it sure is getting messy. Arizona regulators have been the target of several conflict-of-interest complaints. APS is believed to have spent as much as $3.2 million in elections last year for ACC commissioners in an effort to help its favored candidates into office.Three of the five commissioners have been asked to recuse themselves from any decisions on PV charges on grounds they are biased against solar. They have refused.The Arizona Attorney General’s office is looking into texts sent by one of the commissioners, Chairman Bob Stump, to APS and others and seized his telephone in July.last_img read more

Fajardo says Slaughter ‘got stronger’ since return from injury

first_imgPBA IMAGESGreg Slaughter may be his rival on the court, but June Mar Fajardo is just glad to see the Barangay Ginebra center back.“I’m happy that he’s back and playing again for Ginebra,” Fajardo said in Filipino on Sunday. “He’s been playing well since returning this conference. He’s dominating the paint again.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slaughter poured in 16 points and hauled down seven rebounds while Fajardo posted a double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds to help the Beermen beat the Gin Kings,107-103.Just like Slaughter, the reigning three-time PBA Most Valuable Player is also on the road to recovery after sustaining a calf injury earlier in the conference.“I’m feeling well and I’m already healthy. I struggled a bit on my offense but I’m making it up on defense and the other things I can help my team with,” Fajardo said.The Beermen are starting to become the team tipped to capture a Grand Slam, having won two games in a row after a shaky 3-3 start.“It’s all credit to my teammates. Hopefully, we sustain this.”ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Facing off for the first time since the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup, The Cebuano giants clashed for the first time on Sunday since the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup.READ: Slaughter shrugs off matchup with Fajardo: ‘It’s team-on-team’FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFajardo thinks Slaughter, who was out for almost a year due to an ACL injury, is better than he was before.“He’s always been good. But now, he got stronger and wider. It’s easier for him to score now and he even beat me in scoring,” he said. FEU’s Dennison sets career-high amid jeers from DLSU crowd Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img read more

Riteish Deshmukh trolls Gully Boy Ranveer Singh with fancy dress meme. Seen it?

first_imgRiteish Deshmukh recently took to Twitter where he trolled Gully Boy Ranveer Singh for his dressing sense. Known for his quirky style, Ranveer’s clothes have often been the fodder for hilarious memes.Riteish shared an image of Ranveer Singh dressed in subtle, neutral coloured shirt and pants from the sets of Dil Dhadakne Do. The image was captioned, “Ranveer Singh at a fancy dress competition. #ApnaTimeAyeega”Don’t believe us, see [email protected] at a Fancy Dress Competition #ApnaTimeAyeega pic.twitter.com/6MOgrDd3s0Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) February 13, 2019However, this is not the first time that the Total Dhamaal actor has taken a dig at Ranveer Singh’s dressing sense.In June 2015, Riteish tweeted an image of a bright yellow egyptian suit tagging Ranveer Singh. He captioned the image, ” Spotted Ranveer’s clothing for his Egyptian tour.”Spotted @RanveerOfficial ‘s clothing for his Egyptian tour. pic.twitter.com/SLOATCXVCY Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) June 11, 2015The Padmavat actor being a great sport responded saying, “Hahahahaha! WTH!”@Riteishd hahahaha! WTH!Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) June 11, 2015Ranveer Singh has been responsible for many memes but guess who is having the last [email protected] tere naam ke meme ghum rahe hai. It’s fun reading them ???? pic.twitter.com/NB39qDTrfOBhaumik Shukla (@bhaumikshukla) February 14, 2019Here is another one.Chalo bacche log zoo me..????????????????#comedy #Bollywood #BollywoodActress #BollywoodCelebs #RanveerSingh #DeepikaPadukone #Memes #tigar #zebra #cheetah #zoo @RanveerOfficial @deepikapadukone pic.twitter.com/pOmwkWhtJBMahesh Darji (@MDKiSetting) February 10, 2019Though his clothes are quirky, a little out there and have become the talk of the town, but he carries it with a grace that nobody can do. Ranveer Singh’s wife Deepika Padukone recently told that she shares clothes from Ranveer’s wardrobe a lot of times and Ranveer has also borrowed shades from her.advertisementAlso Read I Gully Boy Movie Review: Ranveer Singh raps, Alia Bhatt roars in Zoya Akhtar filmALSO WATCH: Deepika Padukone marries Ranveer Singh in Italylast_img read more

21 days ago​Aston Villa manager Smith wary of Norwich

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Aston Villa manager Smith wary of Norwichby Freddie Taylor21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa manager Dean Smith is wary of Norwich City and the threat they pose to his side.As two of the teams that were promoted last season, Villa and Norwich know that every point is vital in the Premier League.And a game between the two sides could be seen as a six pointer in the relegation battle.Smith wants to ensure his team are prepared to handle the attacking threat of Norwich.”Anybody who can beat Manchester City in this league is a team to be reckoned with and they’ve done that already at Carrow Road,” Smith said to reporters.”We know they’ve got firepower within their team and they are tough to play against. We had two tough games against them last season and came out on the wrong side of a 2-1 [defeat] both times.”But they won’t have played against this Aston Villa and some of my players won’t have played against them before.”It’s a game we are looking forward to and I’m sure it’s a game both sides will be looking at to get three points.” last_img read more

Postnups growing in popularity say lawyers who share insight into the agreements

first_imgTORONTO — When Canadian heart throb Justin Bieber secretly married model Hailey Baldwin last year, tabloids said they didn’t bother with a fancy ceremony or a pre-nuptial agreement to protect their millions.“He was an idiot not to get a (pre-nup), but we have seen Justin do a lot of stupid stuff,” joked Farrah Kohorst, a Calgary-based lawyer specializing in family law.But according to Kohorst, 24-year-old Bieber — estimated to be worth $265 million — and 22-year-old Baldwin — rumoured to be worth $3 million — aren’t out of ways to keep their future earnings protected from each other, if they desire.Kohorst and other experts say the key to safeguarding assets when you didn’t sign a pre-nup lies in a little-known agreement that is growing in popularity: a post-nup.Often called a marriage contract under the Family Law Act, a post-nup can be signed before or after a wedding and can include clauses to decide what will happen to money, real estate, inheritances and pets if a marriage is dissolved.Kohorst and other lawyers say most people are prompted to sign a post-nuptial agreement at the behest of their parents or because they want to embark on a financial venture their spouse isn’t keen on sharing the risk for, they suddenly snag a large inheritance or gift they want to keep from their partner or they simply ran out of time to draw up a pre-nup while preparing for their big day.“I did one recently where the husband found out about a bunch of debt the wife had run up and he wanted nothing to do with that because it wasn’t disclosed to him,” said Kohorst.“I really pump these to my friends and family because we are looking at 40 per cent divorce rate and 60 per cent common-law breakdown (in Canada).”She often recommends couples who are trying to figure out what to put in a post-nup focus on their goals and think about whether children, new businesses or windfalls are headed their way. If someone agrees to waive their spousal support and not share property that is jointly held, Kohorst often suggests a settlement where the amount of money they receive for the dissolution of their marriage is based on the length of the relationship or is a portion of the net value of their assets.She also advises clients to look out for conduct provisions — clauses surrounding infidelity, weight gain and a minimum number of times a week or month a spouse has to agree to sex. They’re popular in the U.S., but are usually frowned upon and often not relevant to legal rights in Canada, she adds.Kohorst also said most clients don’t realize post-nups aren’t boilerplate documents that can be drawn up in a few days on the cheap. Most take more than one meeting and require several financial disclosures.“There is a difference between marrying somebody you think is worth $1 million, when they are really worth $50 million,” she said. “You might get a different deal.”In rush scenarios, Kohorst has seen post-nups come together in six to eight weeks and in situations with prominent families with plenty to protect, she’s charged up to $60,000 to represent her client.However, most people will spend a few thousand dollars for agreements that take three to four months to draw up.Kohorst pushes her clients to avoid signing them the same month as their wedding because if one is signed too close to the wedding, it can later be argued the agreement was made under duress. If clients insist, she adds a clause noting both parties agree they are not committing to the agreement under duress.Rick Peticca, a Toronto-based senior associate specializing in family law, said he recommends post-nups when clients are keen on getting a pre-nup but have six months or less until their wedding, putting themselves in a danger zone for duress arguments.He suggests signing an agreement well before the six-month mark to avoid those troubles and make use of negotiating advantages you have before tying the knot.“You have an option not to proceed with the wedding,” he said. “You lose that leverage after the wedding has occurred.”He has also seen people pursuing post-nups long after their marriage began in hopes of using the agreements as a “security blanket” against situations that recently arose.“I have a case right now where my client’s spouse was unfaithful and while they work things out, they want something in place,” he said, noting that post-nups should be made to fit each person’s unique situation and concerns.“Before someone just agrees to anything they really need to think of the consequences. It’s not just trying to satisfy your partner. There are real life consequences, so they need to ensure their views are properly reflected.”Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Presslast_img read more