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Growth sectors I’m looking at for strong share price rises

first_img Image source: Getty Images Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. See all posts by Andy Ross Andy Ross | Friday, 12th February, 2021 center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Growth sectors I’m looking at for strong share price rises Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Andy Ross owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Technology, gaming, and renewable energy were three great growth sectors for investors in 202o. Predicting what sectors might ‘win’ 2021 is difficult, not least because of the impact of the pandemic, but I have some I’m confident in.Growth sector 1: hydrogenAccording to analysts at Berenberg, industry sources estimate that the fuel cell market will record a 24% compound annual growth rate between 2016 and 2024. Fuel cells are an increasingly relevant solution to the intermittency and capacity issues the electricity grid will face in the coming years, with electrification and the rise of renewables.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Share prices have already risen in this industry as governments have put money into hydrogen research as a tool in the fight against climate change. Shares in ITM Power, for example, rose by over 500% in 2020.Other potential companies to invest in with links to hydrogen are Ceres Power and AFC Energy, as well as the bigger and more diversified Johnson Matthey.However, the risks with this industry seem to be twofold, in my view. One is the possibility shares are already inflated as investors cotton onto the potential. Secondly, is that hydrogen might not turn out to be the best renewables solution. Another technology could come along and overtake it.Sector 2: grapheneThe global graphene market size was estimated at $78.7m in 2019. It’s also expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 38.7% from 2020 to 2027. Increasing demand for renewable, lightweight, and flexible materials that offer durability is expected to drive the product demand.When it comes to graphene, listed UK companies include Versarian and Directa Plus.Again, graphene investing doesn’t come without its risks. It’s still quite a small market showing there’s a lot of work to be done to increase its usage.Sector 3: artificial intelligenceThe IDC Worldwide Semiannual Artificial Intelligence Tracker shows worldwide artificial intelligence (AI) revenues surpassing $300bn in 2024, with a five-year CAGR of 17.1%.I like the look of IXICO and RenalytixAI when it comes to investing in AI. Blue Prism is also well established, but only the former is currently profitable.Again one of the biggest risks here is around adoption and trust of AI. It could be a few years before it really takes off. It’s an improving technology, but it has been involved in controversies in the past, which could hold it back. It also means it faces more threat from regulation than either graphene or hydrogen. If you’re interested in investing thematically, renewable energy could carry on its momentum from 2020. However, I think hydrogen, graphene, and AI are all primed for huge growth, perhaps this year, and very likely beyond. The key, as always, is to pick the best shares within the sector. Then pay a reasonable price for future growth.All these sector and companies come with risks. Some are pre-revenue, and some technologies just won’t pick up in the way expected. That said, I’ll likely add some of these sectors to my portfolio over time to give it greater growth potential. last_img read more

Imam Jamil Al-Amin targeted by the FBI

first_imgA two-day conference, “Re-Learning H. Rap Brown,” was held in Atlanta Oct. 4 and 5. Those dates mark the globally known Black freedom fighter’s 76th birthday  and the 50th anniversary of publication of his ground-shaking book, “Die Nigger Die,” a searing account of white supremacy and racist violence.Multiple panels composed of movement veterans, scholars, family members and former political prisoners provided historical information, personal stories and insights into H. Rap Brown’s leadership, first as a SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) chairperson and then as the esteemed Muslim cleric, Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin.The program highlighted the decades of U.S. government surveillance and efforts to undermine, distort and derail Brown’s organizing Black resistance to Jim Crow segregation in the South and racist oppression everywhere.The illegal acts committed against Brown, others like the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and organizations as varied as the Southern Christian Leadership Council and Students for a Democratic Society were part of the FBI’s COINTELPRO plan to “neutralize” dissent. Every measure — from infiltration and disinformation to assassination and framed-up charges — was employed under this secret program instituted by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Rap Brown was considered so dangerous to the status quo that in 1968 the U.S. Congress passed the “Rap Brown” Federal Anti-Riot Act, making it illegal to travel from one state to another, write a letter, make a phone call or speak on radio or television with the “intent” to encourage a person to riot.Following his conversion to Islam while in New York state prison from 1971 to 1976, Imam Jamil Al-Amin moved to Atlanta, established a mosque in the city’s historically Black West End neighborhood and began creating programs to serve youth, women and senior residents being harmed by the presence of drug dealers.An illegal traffic stop in suburban Cobb County in May 1999 provided the pretext for the repressive state apparatus to try to curtail and destroy Al-Amin’s influence.Two Fulton County sheriff’s deputies showed up at Al-Amin’s neighborhood store on March 16, 2000, with a warrant related to the traffic stop. A firefight ensued with an unknown person who, according to the surviving deputy, was 5-feet, 10-inches tall with “cold grey eyes” and wounded by the deputies. Despite Jamil Al-Amin being 6-feet, 5-inches tall with brown eyes, a national manhunt was called for the former H. Rap Brown — who when captured had no evidence of wounds.Imam Jamil was charged with 13 criminal counts, including the murder of one deputy and the wounding of the other. Much evidence was not allowed at his trial, including a confession by Otis Jackson that he was the shooter.Imam Jamil Al-Amin was convicted and sentenced to life without parole. A judicial gag order forbidding any media interviews exists to this day.Until August 2007, Al-Amin was held in 23-hour involuntary lockdown at Reidsville State Prison. Then Georgia Corrections officials, fearful of his influence among Muslim prisoners, requested the Federal Bureau of Prisons take him into custody. For the next seven years, he was held in solitary confinement in the underground cells of a Colorado supermax prison where his health suffered. After several other moves, he is currently incarcerated in Tucson, Ariz.Current political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal and Sekou Odinga, a recently released Black Liberation Army member, have urged the building of a mass movement to demand Al-Amin’s freedom from the vengeful hands of the government.The conference, organized by the Imam Jamil Action Network, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Workers World Party and others, successfully brought the work of H. Rap Brown in the 1960s and 70s and its continuation now by Imam Jamil Al-Amin to a new generation of students and activists. For more information and to become involved, go to or To send a message of solidarity, write Imam Jamil Al-Amin, #99974-555, USP Tucson, U.S. Penitentiary, PO Box 24550, Tucson, AZ 85734.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Arkansas Farmers Suing Monsanto, BASF over Dicamba

first_img Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Jun 21, 2017 Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleNAFTA Renegotiation Begin Unofficially Hoosier Ag Today Arkansas Farmers Suing Monsanto, BASF over Dicamba Facebook Twitter A group of Arkansas farmers is suing Monsanto and BASF over dicamba-based herbicide spray drift that killed neighboring crops that are not tolerant to dicamba. The lawsuit comes as Arkansas’s Plant Board voted Tuesday to limit Dicamba applications of Engenia herbicide to hooded sprayers only, with a one-mile downwind buffer. Engenia is the only dicamba-based herbicide that can be used in Arkansas after April 15th. The lawsuit filed last week claims Monsanto and BASF implemented and controlled the dicamba crop system, releasing seed technology without a corresponding, safe, and approved herbicide. The farmers allege that Monsanto and BASF sold the dicamba crop system while knowing it could wipe out crops, fruits, and trees that are not dicamba tolerant. The farmers claim that those who do not plant dicamba tolerant crops are left with no protection from the herbicide.Arkansas is investigating more than 100 dicamba drift complaints this year.Source: NAFB News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News Arkansas Farmers Suing Monsanto, BASF over Dicamba SHARE SHARElast_img read more

TCU News Now 4/1/2021

first_imgNoah Parker Noah Parker Big 12 football kicks off season Facebook Linkedin ReddIt Twitter Facebook ReddIt TCU News Now 2/10/2021 Linkedin TCU News Now 4/14/2021 TCU soccer makes history: A look into their record season Noah Parker Andre Giammattei TCU changes providers as students cut the cable cord Andre Giammattei TCU News Now 3/17/2021 TCU News Now 4/28/2021 Early application submissions rise despite COVID-19 uncertainty Twitter TCU News Now 4/14/2021 print News NowTCU News NowTCU News Now 4/1/2021By Andre Giammattei and Noah Parker – April 1, 2021 632 Andre Giammattei + posts RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Andre Giammattei Noah Parker TCU News Now 4/21/2021 Previous articleHoroscope: April 1, 2021Next articleWhat we’re reading: Cashier testifies in George Floyd case, four dead in California shooting Andre Giammattei and Noah Parker + posts Despite projected results, key days still ahead in post-election process Noah Parker Andre Giammattei read more

Archie Collins Appointed as Next President & CEO of Tampa Electric

first_img Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Archie Collins Appointed as Next President & CEO of Tampa Electric Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Facebook HALIFAX, Nova Scotia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Scott Balfour, President and CEO of Emera Inc. and Chair of the Tampa Electric Board (TSX: EMA) today announced that Archie Collins will become the next President & Chief Executive Officer of Tampa Electric effective May 3, 2021. Until that time, he will serve as President & Chief Operating Officer. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: “Archie is a proven energy leader with deep operational experience who has been playing a key leadership role at Tampa Electric since 2018,” says Scott Balfour, President and CEO of Emera Inc. and Chair of the Tampa Electric Board. “He is the right leader to maintain the positive momentum at Tampa Electric as the team continues its focus on delivering value for customers, reducing carbon emissions, and driving growth at the utility, all while cultivating a strong safety culture and a diverse and inclusive team.” With more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry, Archie has held increasingly senior roles within Emera. Most recently, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Tampa Electric. Archie has also served in leadership roles at Nova Scotia Power, Emera Energy and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Grand Bahama Power Co., and President and Chief Operating Officer of Emera Caribbean ( link to bio ). “I am proud to become the next President and CEO of Tampa Electric,” says Archie Collins, President and COO of Tampa Electric. “It is a privilege to be chosen to lead this team, and to help shape a future for Tampa Electric that is cleaner, greener and focused on serving our customers and investing in our community.” Nancy Tower will officially retire from Emera at the end of June 2021. “We are grateful for the contribution of Nancy Tower to Emera over the past 24 years,” says Balfour. “During her time at Tampa Electric she played a key role in establishing the strategic roadmap for the future of the utility and has been instrumental in driving the recent growth at the company.” About Emera Emera Inc. is a geographically diverse energy and services company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with approximately $32 billion in assets and 2019 revenues of more than $6.1 billion. The company primarily invests in regulated electricity generation and electricity and gas transmission and distribution with a strategic focus on transformation from high carbon to low carbon energy sources. Emera has investments throughout North America, and in four Caribbean countries. Emera’s common and preferred shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and trade respectively under the symbol EMA, EMA.PR.A, EMA.PR.B, EMA.PR.C, EMA.PR.E, EMA.PR.F and EMA.PR.H. Depositary receipts representing common shares of Emera are listed on the Barbados Stock Exchange under the symbol EMABDR and on The Bahamas International Securities Exchange under the symbol EMAB. Additional Information can be accessed at or at About Tampa Electric Tampa Electric, one of Florida’s largest investor-owned electric utilities, serves about 780,000 customers in West Central Florida. Tampa Electric is a subsidiary of Emera Inc., a geographically diverse energy and services company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. View source version on CONTACT: Media: Emera Inc. Dina Seely [email protected] 902-478-0080 KEYWORD: NORTH AMERICA CANADA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ALTERNATIVE ENERGY ENERGY UTILITIES SOURCE: Emera Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 08:33 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 08:33 AM Pinterest Twitter TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Pinterest Previous articleCitizen Satisfaction with Federal Government Services Hits Lowest Point Since 2015, ACSI Data ShowNext articleCrowdsourcing Experience, Strength and Hope Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Troy Junior Women’s League donates books

first_imgLatest Stories “It’s also a way continue to recognize and honor the children when they get older. Each book donated is labeled with the child’s name and it’s exciting for the children to come to the library and see their name in a book.”Colvin said the books are selected by the moms from a list of books that have good reviews.“Each mom selects a book that relates in some way to her baby,” she said. “The books are great addition to our children’s library. Many other children will have the joy of reading the donated books so the Books for Babies program is far reaching. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “We greatly appreciate the Troy Junior Women’s League’s acknowledgement of the importance of reading in the lives of young children and their support of the Troy Public Library.Five babies were honored with book donations for 2014.Brody Ray Golden, who was born in November, is the son of Brannon and Emilee Golden. The book his mom chose is “How to Hug” by Maryann MacDonald.“Brody likes to play with his brother, Bradunn, watch Mickey Mouse, take baths, play with his toys, cuddle and swing,” his mom said. Published 3:00 am Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Troy Music Study Club presents “Young Artists of Troy” in recital Submitted PhotoPatrick Jackson is the Mary Murphree Selman Scholarship Winner. Lyra Crapps was the accompanist. The Troy Music Study Club… read more Email the author Messenger Photo/Courtney PattersonPictured from back left, Betsy and Chloe Elizabeth Jones; Amanda and Paisley Raiti; Courtney and Adleigh Ash; Brittany and Gracy Royal and Emilee and Brody Ray GoldenThe Troy Junior Women’s League has continued its Books for Babies program with book donations to the Troy Public Library’s Children Library.Teresa Colvin, children’s librarian, said the Troy Junior Women’s League has a long established tradition of donating books to the library in honor of babies born to League members during the previous year.“The Troy Junior Women’s League’s Books for Babies program supports literacy,” Colvin said. “Learning begins at birth so it’s important to spend time reading to babies. The Books for Babies program turns others into the importance of reading and toward the library. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Skip Troy Junior Women’s League donates books By Secrets Revealed Paisley Grace Raiti, a November baby, is the daughter of Matt and Amanda Raiti. She was honored with the book, “Disney Minnie: Hugs for Friends” by Gina Gold.Amada Raiti said her daughter enjoys Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, bath time and playing with her toys. She likes to have her picture taken.Adleigh Caroline Ash has a September birthday. Her parents are Bubba and Courtney Ash and she has a sister Preslie.Her mom chose the book, “Telephone” by Mac Barnett for her. Adleigh Caroline’s favorite things to do are swinging on the porch with her mom and dad and playing dress-up. She likes to “just” play and go to church.Betty Gracelynn Royal was born in February to D.J. and Brittany Royal. “Betty Bunny Love Easter” by Michael B. Kaplan was the book her mom chose for her. Betty Gracelynn has a brother, Trip, who is her favorite playmate. She also likes to play with Rosie, go strolling and play with her toys. Most of all, she likes cuddling.Chloe Elizabeth Jones was born in February. Her parents are Tommy and Betsy Jones. She likes playing with her siblings, Mary Thomas, Zack and Gabriel, and her best friend Alice. She likes being outside in the sunshine and going to church. Before she goes to bed each night, she likes to have a story read to her.Chloe’s mom honored her with the book, “Aqualicious” by Victoria Kann.“We are excited to donate these five books to the Troy Public Library in honor of the babies that were born to members of Troy Junior Women’s League in 2014,” said Whitney Conrad, League chair. “We have donated almost 100 books to the library over the years.” This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. 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HR: Why The IQ/EQ balance is important

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. When hiring a new staff member, what are the key criteria you look for outside of the competence or experience in fulfilling the job description?We live in an age of collaboration and knowledge sharing and so the ability to positively influence situations and navigate your way around day to day scenarios with tact and diplomacy are fundamental to success. Intelligence, experience and skill are essential for success but we must stop thinking of intelligence as knowledge gained in academia. It is now widely accepted that the most successful among us have a blend of IQ and EQ, the proportions of which are widely disputed. We define and measure EQ in 5 areas. They are Self-awareness/self-control, Empathy, Social skills, Personal Influence & Motivation. So how do you screen for EQ? Here are a few questions that may help:Tell me about a time when your actions positively impacted someone else?Have you ever been in a situation where you realised that you have had to change or modify your behaviour? How did you notice this?Tell me about a time you have had to prepare yourself for a situation you knew would be negative. What did you do? How did it work out?Have you ever received criticism? What was it? Were you surprised?Tell me about a time that you were angry with someone at work. What did you do?Situational questioning will require you to observe not just the answer but how the interviewee is answering and how comfortable they are with the questions, but you will be ensuring best possible chance of securing a well-rounded professional who will flourish and succeed in a broader range of environments and circumstances. HR: Why The IQ/EQ balance is importantShared from missc on 23 Feb 2015 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlecenter_img Read full article Comments are closed.last_img read more

Sea ice in the paleoclimate system: the challenge of reconstructing sea ice from proxies – an introduction

first_imgSea ice is an important component of the Earth system with complex dynamics imperfectly documented from direct observations, which are primarily limited to the last 40 years. Whereas large amplitude variations of sea ice have been recorded, especially in the Arctic, with a strikingly fast decrease in recent years partly attributed to the impact of anthropogenic climate changes, little is known about the natural variability of the sea ice cover at multi-decadal to multi-millennial time scales. Hence, there is a need to establish longer sea ice time series to document the full range of sea ice variations under natural forcings. To do this, several approaches based on biogenic or geochemical proxies have been developed from marine, ice core and coastal records. The status of the sea ice proxies has been discussed by the Sea Ice Proxy (SIP) working group endorsed by PAGES during a first workshop held at GEOTOP in Montréal. The present volume contains a set of papers addressing various sea ice proxies and their application to large scale sea ice reconstruction. Here we summarize the contents of the volume, including a table of various proxies available in marine sediments and ice cores, with their possibilities and limitations.last_img read more

The Negotiator Awards 2017 – the winners

first_imgHome » News » The Negotiator Awards 2017 – the winners previous nextThe Negotiator Awards 2017 – the winnersRead the full list of the winners of this year’s awards held at the glamorous ballroom of the London Hilton hotel on 31st October.The Negotiator1st November 201702,568 Views  Over 750 guests gathered to celebrate the very best residential property companies in the United Kingdom at The Negotiator Awards to celebrate the very best residential property companies in the United Kingdom.With guests from east to west, north to south, the Grand Ballroom at The Hilton on Park Lane, London, was the perfect venue for the 10th year, generously sponsored by Spark and supported by Agency Express, The Deposit Protection Service (DPS), GCB Property & Financial Recruitment, Global4Communications, Good2rent, HomeLet, JET by Reapit, Oracle Group, PropertyBOX, SDL Auctions, Together and Yomdel.Our host this year was Jimmy Carr, one of the UK’s leading entertainers, who didn’t disappoint those looking for fun, laughter and outstandingly clever repartee, throughout the evening.After a very bubbly and excited reception and a splendid dinner, 31 Negotiator Awards were presented in great style – winners listed below.The Negotiator Awards, however, is not like many other events, this is The Property Party of the Year! Sometimes exciting, with dancers and, sometimes noisy with trumpets and whistles, sometimes beating the drums… this year it was daaaaark, creeeeeepy and scaaaary as Halloween came to The Hilton in great style, with the one and only (reincarnated) Michael Jackson Thriller show!Generous guests raised funds for our supported charity, Crisis, through generous donations, a raffle and a totally spinning Charity Casino. Once again, said our guests, it was truly a night to remember.RISING STAR OF THE YEARSponsored by GCB Property & Financial Recruitment and presented by Managing Director, Gareth Broom.The judges said: “A hugely impressive entrant, with real entrepreneurial flair and financially savvy – a man on a mission!”GOLD: Mitul Gadhia of WhitegatesSILVER: Mark WorralBRONZE: Justin BeckwithCOMMUNITY CHAMPION OF THE YEARSponsored by Oracle Group and presented by Oracle’s Chief Executive, Caroline Coskry.The judges said: “This award is truly deserved; a well-presented entry showing an impressive range of sponsorships supported by a dedicated annual budget.”GOLD: Charters Estate AgentsSILVER: Thomas MorrisBRONZE: Clear PropertyMARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEARPresented by The Negotiator Awards winner of The Lifetime Achievement Award 2016, Frances Burkinshaw.The judges said: “A comprehensive marketing campaign that reset the dial for this agency, taking it from being almost invisible to high profile amongst dozens of competitors.”GOLD: UnderhillSILVER: Marsh & ParsonsBRONZE: BeresfordsWEBSITE OF THE YEARSponsored by Yomdel and presented by the Founder and CEO of Yomdel, Andy Soloman.The judges said: “A new website designed to give visitors a better experience, to be more responsive and, crucially, generate more leads. It works!”GOLD: WinkworthSILVER: BradleysBRONZE: BassetsINNOVATOR OF THE YEARSponsored by KeyAGENT and presented by Operations Director, John Ord.The judges said: “Challenging the traditional model with slick marketing, plucky design and innovative business models, exploring all avenues to help the customer.”GOLD: Howard CundeySILVER: Next ChapterBRONZE: Williams EstatesEMPLOYER OF THE YEARPresented by Michael Stoop of Michael Stoop Services.The judges said: “True investors in people, this employer brings new talent into the industry and nurtures their development.”GOLD:  McEwan Fraser LegalSILVER: Rendall & RitterBRONZE: X1 LettingsNEW AGENCY OF THE YEARSponsored by SDL Auction Partners and presented by Auctioneer and Managing Director, Andrew Parker.The judges said: “A great concept, fantastically well delivered, superb branding and presentation and a real local focus.”GOLD: Propology Boutique PropertiesSILVER: Your NestBRONZE: WhitegatesFRANCHISE OR NETWORK OF THE YEARSponsored by Agency Express and presented by Managing Director, Stephen Watson.The judges said: “Largest doesn’t always mean best, but this business supports its franchisees, developing offices and people, building business so that they all reap the benefits.”GOLD: BelvoirSILVER: EwemoveBRONZE: Ulster Property SalesRESIDENTIAL AUCTION HOUSE OF THE YEARSponsored by Together and presented by Scott Hendry, Director.The judges said: “An outstanding entry, hugely impressive and detailed, setting out exactly why the gavel should fall right in front of them.”GOLD: IAM SoldSILVER: Network AuctionsBRONZE: SDL AuctionsPROPERTY MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT OF THE YEARPresented by a lettings legend, John Hards of AskJohnHards.The judges said: “A thoroughly professional organisation which strives for perfection, creating steady turnover and profit growth and its recent restructure is reaping dividends.”GOLD: Gibbs GillespieSILVER: Homes4UBRONZE: BalgoresPROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF THE YEARPresented by Managing Director of the Essential Information Group, David Sandeman.The judges said: “This company has boldly grasped the nettle, taking great steps to move forward by embracing technology.” GOLD: FirstportSILVER: Rendall & Ritter BRONZE: Encore Estate ManagementSUPPLIER OF THE YEAR- TECHNOLOGYSponsored by, and presented by the Partner Network Director of Move With Us, Simon King.The judges said: “With a slick marketing revamp, this company continues to innovate even where they dominate, maintaining investment and development in their products and their staff.”GOLD: ReapitSILVER: Essential Information GroupBRONZE: YomdelSUPPLIER OF THE YEAR – PRODUCTS & SERVICESPresented by the CEO of The Guild of Property Professionals, Iain McKenzie. The judges said: “An extremely strong financial performance demonstrates the power of this excellent additional ‘bolt on’ service for traditional agencies.”GOLD: IAM SoldSILVER: ViewberBRONZE: DataloftSUPPLIER OF THE YEAR – PROFESSIONAL SUPPORTPresented by the Group Advertising Director for Property of Trinity Mirror, Paul Spencer.The judges said: “What a machine! This entry clearly demonstrated their investment in the business, their focus on improving people and processes and innovation excellence.”GOLD:  My Home MoveSILVER: Legal for LandlordsBRONZE: CunningtonsNORTH EAST AND WEST AGENCY OF THE YEARSponsored by Spark Energy and presented by Spark’s Commercial Director Ian Crowther.The judges said: “Against considerable competition, this submission clinched the Gold Award for its high standards, solid performance and clear market share!”GOLD: Thomson Hayton WinkleySILVER: DuckworthsBRONZE: Next2BuyYORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER AGENCY OF THE YEARSponsored by Spark Energy and presented by Spark’s Commercial Director Ian Crowther.The judges said: “A great entry that presented a great 360° view of its business, showing impressive growth, a great profit margin and investment in its staff.”GOLD: Applegate Properties SILVER: Your NestBRONZE: Galley PropertiesEAST & WEST MIDLANDS AGENCY OF THE YEARSponsored by Spark Energy and presented by Spark’s Commercial Director Ian Crowther.The judges said: “A highly respected regional form offering a broad spectrum of services, traditional values with modern methods and confident use of new technology.”GOLD: Robert OulsnamSILVER:  LovelleBRONZE: Gascoines Estate AgentsEAST OF ENGLAND AGENCY OF THE YEARSponsored by Spark Energy and presented by Spark’s Commercial Director Ian Crowther.The judges said: “This agency is clearly well ahead of the crowd in this region, with strong growth and dedicated to both its clients and its staff. An outstanding entry!”GOLD: Balgores LettingsSILVER: Next Chapter HomesBRONZE: IP TwelveLONDON AGENCY OF THE YEARSponsored by Spark Energy and presented by Spark’s Sales Director, Darren Ypey.The judges said: “Excellent submission, exceptionally well thought out, covering every each section of their market.”GOLD: PorticoSILVER:  Adam HayesBRONZE: Martyn GerrardSOUTH EAST AGENCY OF THE YEARSponsored by Spark Energy and presented by Spark’s Sales Director, Darren Ypey.The judges said: “A fine entry, covering all services. One word describes this agency: Smart!”GOLD: Brock TaylorSILVER: Gibbs GillespieBRONZE: ChartersSOUTH WEST AGENCY OF THE YEARSponsored by Spark Energy and presented by Spark’s Sales Director, Darren Ypey.The judges said: “25 years in residential lettings and still, clearly, looking forward and taking an innovative approach to business.”GOLD: BradleysSILVER: Absolute Sales & LettingsBRONZE: Clever Student LetsSCOTLAND AGENCY OF THE YEARSponsored by Spark Energy and presented by Spark’s Sales Director, Darren Ypey.The judges said: “Well managed steady growth, created by commitment and attention to detail, treating their tenants – as well as their landlords – as customers. A great entry!”GOLD: Western LettingsSILVER: Wardhaugh Property ManagementBRONZE: ESPC Lettings.WALES AGENCY OF THE YEARSponsored by Spark Energy and presented by Spark’s Sales Director, Darren Ypey.The judges said: “Recognising the value of their team and rewarding them, while bringing in the customers with fresh and appealing marketing and use of technology.”GOLD: Williams EstatesSILVER: Williams & Goodwin, The Property PeopleBRONZE: Belvoir SwanseaNORTHERN IRELAND AGENCY OF THE YEARSponsored by Spark Energy and presented by Spark’s Sales Director, Darren Ypey.The judges said: “With an impressive growth in market share and an energy to improve housing availability through funding developers, this is the standout agency in Northern Ireland!”GOLD: CPS PropertySILVER: John Minnis Estate AgentsBRONZE: Ulster Property SalesSMALL LETTINGS AGENCY OF THE YEARSponsored by Good2Rent and presented by Chief Operating Officer, Georgina Pierson.The judges said: “A very impressive agency in a hotly contested category. They are ambitious and open to innovation and experimentation – a marketing and business machine!”GOLD: Sawyer & Co.SILVER: Applegate PropertiesBRONZE: Western LettingsMEDIUM LETTINGS AGENCY OF THE YEAR (4-11 BRANCHES)Sponsored by The Deposit Protection Service and presented by the Managing Director, Julian Foster.The judges said: “A well established firm, embracing technology and highly focused on offering specialist service elements to its clients.”GOLD: Robert OulsnamSILVER: Martyn GerrardBRONZE: Balgores LettingsLARGE LETTINGS AGENCY OF THE YEAR (12+ BRANCHES)Sponsored by HomeLet and presented by the Commercial Director of HomeLet, Andy Glynne.The judges said: “A heartfelt submission giving a clear overview of their 25 year journey, ticking all the boxes; a fine example of good honest hard graft winning out!”GOLD: BradleysSILVER: PorticoSMALL ESTATE AGENCY OF THE YEAR (1-3 BRANCHES)Sponsored JET by Reapit and presented by Jet’s Head of Sales, Suzanna Mavity.The judges said: “Impressive growth, excellent innovation, and we loved their use of video messaging  – all wrapped up in a very high quality presentation!”GOLD: Next2BuySILVER: Propology Boutique PropertiesBRONZE: Adam HayesMEDIUM ESTATE AGENCY OF THE YEAR (4-11 BRANCHES)Sponsored by Spark Energy and presented by Ian Crowther, Commercial Director.The judges said: “The epitome of a consistent, first class performer, a leader in their market, a model for others to note.”GOLD: Thomas Morris Sales & Lettings SILVER: Gibbs GillespieBRONZE: ChartersLARGE ESTATE AGENCY OF THE YEAR (12+ BRANCHES)Sponsored by Global4 Communications and presented by Managing Director, Nigel Barnett.The judges said: “So much could be praised, but simply put, this entry demonstrated everything that is right about independent estate agency today.”GOLD: BradleysSILVER: Portico Property LtdBRONZE: Marsh & ParsonsTHE NEGOTIATOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDThe Negotiator Lifetime Achievement Award was sponsored by Spark Energy and Chris Gauld, CEO, Spark, said,“There are very few people in property that are known across the country, east to west, north to south.“You have to be pretty special and while this year’s winner wouldn’t like to be called pretty, they must know that they are special.“With 45 years in the property business, they have also worked hard to develop and promote ARLA and The Tenancy Deposit Scheme, working with multiple brands, encouraging, developing, building the careers of many others, some of whom are here tonight.“Our Award winner has been described as a ‘’real force for good in the industry” – ‘A totally genuine property professional’ and –  “A thoroughly good bloke.The Negotiator Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to the former Managing Director, Countrywide Residential Lettings – John Hards  November 1, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? 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Tony Nominee Harold Wheeler Eliminated From Dancing with the Stars

first_img “Our talented music director, Harold Wheeler, will not be joining us for season 18 of Dancing with the Stars,” said BBC Worldwide Productions and ABC in a statement. “Since season one, Harold and his band have performed brilliant music in our ballroom for our dancers and the American viewers at home. We are grateful to him and his band for their amazing work and years of collaboration. We wish him the best of luck.” Six-time Tony nominee Howard Wheeler has been eliminated from the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars. The Harold Wheeler Orchestra and Singers, which is made up of 28 members, has been let go from the hit ABC show after 17 seasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  The move was allegedly the result of an attempt to appeal to a younger audience for the long-running dance competition show. Wheeler received Tony nominations for his orchestrations of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hairspray, The Full Monty, Swing, Little Me and The Life.  View Commentslast_img read more