Home » News » Century 21 cancels franchise of London firm after twin fines previous nextRegulation & LawCentury 21 cancels franchise of London firm after twin finesOn Friday it was revealed that Century 21 Cameron Adams had been fined a combined £44,000 after two separate court verdicts.Nigel Lewis3rd February 202001,837 Views The UK head office of US franchised estate agency network Century 21 has taken the unusual decision to cancel the franchise with immediate effect of its East London representative.As The Negotiator reported on Friday, London firm Century 21 Cameron Adams has been fined a total of £44,000 by two separate courts for breaking multiple local regulations applied to the private rental market.This included a fine of £16,000 and costs of £3,000 for failing to close down an illegal gambling and drinking den being operated from a rented property in Leyton, and a separate £25,000 fine for a poorly-managed HMO property that council officers found to be lacking working smoke detectors and with sewage swilling around the garden.Serious offences“Century 21 UK has been made aware that the Cameron Adams franchisee has been fined in relation to serious property management offences,” a Century 21 spokesperson told The Negotiator.co.uk.“As the UK franchisor of the global Century 21 brand, the business takes a zero tolerance approach to franchisees that fail to comply with the law or fail to uphold the high standards of service that customers expect from Century 21.“Century 21 UK has therefore terminated the Franchise Agreement for Cameron Adams with immediate effect.”The company behind the franchise was incorporated in September 2010 and in 2012 it faced being struck off the Companies House register but this was later revoked.It has been trading continuously since then and published its latest accounts for 2019 on December 23rd. The company has two directors including Hasan Younis, who owns the property in Leyton where the gambling den was located. Century 21 February 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 2021
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Horse Sport Enews Email* Taupo teen Annabel Francis grabbed an impressive double today taking out both the POLi Payments FEI World Cup (NZ) final and series in an action-packed class at a very gusty and sometimes squally Giltrap Audi World Cup Festival at Woodhill Sands in Auckland. She is one of the youngest to ever win New Zealand’s highest-ranked international series.“It is so unexpected,” said a rather emotional Annabel. “I am very happy and it amazing to have won.”It was the third World Cup class she has won this season, but in the other two she nominated the wrong horse so didn’t get valuable points. “I knew I just had to jump a clear round in the second. He has felt good all show and really wanted to win today.”Nine stepped up to tackle the Gerrit Beker-designed course for the two-round competition. Emelia Forsyth (Clevedon) started the class with a bang, with a stunning clear aboard Henton Faberge. Olympian Samantha McIntosh (Cambridge) and Takapoto Alaid de Chez Nous were unlucky to be stopped mid round when massive gusts of wind knocked several fences down.The combination had quite a wait while the ring crew worked to secure the jumps before getting the nod to restart her round part way through the course. An early rail on that restart saw Samantha tip her hat to the judges and retire.Annabel picked up four faults apiece with both Carado GHP and La Quinara, as did Melody Matheson (Havelock North) aboard Cortaflex Graffiti MH. Logan Massie (Dannevirke) aboard the stallion Bravado Ego Z and Briar Burnett-Grant (Taupo) with Fiber Fresh Veroana had eight faults each.“It was certainly stressful having that rail as I knew there were a lot of good combinations coming back,” said Annabel, who is trained by Jeff McVean.Judges brought back six combinations on eight faults or less for the second round. Missing out was series leader Tegan Fitzsimon (West Melton) who picked up eight jump faults and a single time penalty for a total of nine aboard Campari in the opener. At just eight, Campari was the baby of the field and Tegan was unable to start her two-time series winner Windermere Cappuccino due to injury.“It is just such a shame I couldn’t start Vollie (Windermere Cappuccino),” said Tegan. “Campari tried really hard and it was a big track for an eight-year-old. It is bittersweet.”Also missing the cut for the second round was two-time final winner Brooke Edgecombe (Waipukurau) and LT Holst Andrea having an uncharacteristic 12 faults after dropping three fences.In the second round Annabel knew she had to go clear on Carado GHP to secure the series, and they did just that, notching the only clear of the second round. “I thought I had the first rail but he just jumped amazing. I just tell myself to focus and keep calm . . . and not to crack under pressure.” She has plenty of love for her Australian-import. “I love his character. He adores a crowd and likes to know everyone is watching him.”Melody and Cortaflex Graffiti MH were awarded the Cornege Photography best presented combination from this morning’s trot-up. She was very pleased with her mare. “She is probably feeling the best ever and has been so consistent this season. She feels like she is meant to be jumping this height. I was just hoping for a podium finish, so this is great.” As well as the best presented, they placed second in the class and third in the series.Today’s World Cup final is the last to be designed by Gerrit Becker who is bowing out at the end of the season.The six-round series has been held across the North Island, with just the top four counting towards overall standings in the series. The winner of the New Zealand league usually has the chance to represent the nation at the Longines FEI World Cup Final which is scheduled to be held March 31-April 5, 2021, in Gothenburg Sweden, but with a global pandemic whether it goes ahead or not is uncertain.Annabel says she will wait and see what pans out before making a final decision on whether she would go to the final or not. Tags: show jumping, Annabel Francis, Carado GHP, POLi Payments FEI World Cup (NZ) final, Giltrap Audi World Cup Festival, We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP
Gavel Gamut By Jim Redwinewww.jamesmredwine.comFEET OF CLAY?William Shakespeare had Marc Antony preach these words at Julius Caesar’s funeral:“The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.”Act III, Scene 2Antony went on to list Caesar’s accomplishments in addition to his being ambitious. There was some good, some bad. Perhaps the citizens of Rome should have erected a partial statue of Caesar honoring just the good parts.This could be a solution to our current controversy over monuments to historic figures. A committee could be composed of people who admire the works of a now dead leader and those who find the figure’s behavior flawed. A few examples might be helpful.George Washington survived Valley Forge, presided over the Constitutional Convention and refused the opportunity to be named an emperor. On the other hand he owned hundreds of slaves and helped enshrine slavery into our legal system. The Committee might consider cutting the Washington Monument in half.Thomas Jefferson was responsible for the Bill of Rights that guaranteed individual liberty but only to twenty-one year old white males. He also owned slaves and had children by one of them. Today such an employer/subject relationship would result in severe censure. Perhaps the Committee might recommend the Jefferson Memorial be closed every other week.As we search for unblemished heroes to honor we could consider Abraham Lincoln who issued the Emancipation Proclamation. However, he at first averred slavery would be preferable to the disintegration of the Union and the Proclamation did not free all slaves just those in the states of the Confederacy. The Committee could maybe have a disclaimer added as a placard around his statue’s neck.Andrew Jackson committed adultery, captured Seminole Indians under a flag of truce and as president created The Trail of Tears. On the other hand, he was a courageous and victorious military leader. A short bronze bust could replace his heroic sized statue.As for Mount Rushmore the Committee would have to remove at least 3 of the 4 figures. Of course, Teddy Roosevelt had a penchant for shooting animals which might upset the ASPCA; so all 4 might have to be erased.Right here in Posey County, Indiana we have a dilemma about what to do with our most famous citizen. Alvin Peterson Hovey was once Posey Circuit Court Judge, a Civil War general for the Union and our only governor. Unfortunately, he also was instrumental in helping to cover up the murders of seven Black men in October 1878. One of those Black men was shot and stuffed into a hollow tree on a farm owned by Hovey. Will the Committee have to remove the glowing patina from Hovey’s bronze in the Indiana State House?One might look to Jesus as the paragon of virtue but even he got angry and threw the moneychangers out of the temple. He, also, voiced his hope that the cup of his great travail might pass from him. On the other hand, apparently no one knows what Jesus looked like unless one believes the Shroud of Turin is a clue. I guess the Committee would not be able to find any statues of Jesus to modify.It appears that history has not provided us with any perfect examples to honor. Maybe the Committee will have to suggest that all statues be modified by substituting feet of clay.EDITORS FOOTNOTE: For more Gavel Gamut articles go to:www.jamesmredwine.comFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
BY TIM KELLY When John Loeper talks about the latest display piece acquired for U.S. Life Saving Station No. 30, he uses tones some men would reserve for a Carson Wentz touchdown pass — or a particularly tasty slice of Boardwalk pizza.“I had no idea what to expect” said Loeper of his trip to rural Northwest New Jersey to pick up his prize, a meticulously maintained example of a small surfboat used in ocean rescues since the 1850s.“Many times, when you look at a boat this old it’s ready for the boneyard or a fireplace,” Loeper said. “I certainly wasn’t expecting anything as pristine as this.”The pristine object of Loeper’s affection is a 65-year-old Seabright skiff, commonly known as a surfboat, the smaller 17-foot variety, but of the same design dating back to the 1850s.The Life Saving Station, at 801 East Fourth Street (the corner of Fourth and Atlantic Avenue), is Ocean City’s newest public museum.It commemorates a time when ship traffic passed Ocean City was constant and wrecks were a regular occurrence.However, its doors have been closed to the general public since the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown began in March.The silver lining to the temporary closing?“We have been using this time to research some things and to make the museum even better,” said Loeper, an Ocean City historian and foremost expert on the station.One such moment occurred when the family of a deceased man was searching for a place to display the historic craft. The family connected with Loeper, who was happy to see what they had to offer.Loeper and colleague Jack Brooks, a retired lifeguard and Ocean City resident, made the two-hour drive with low expectations.The U.S. Life Saving Station was used to rescue passengers and crew members from Ocean City shipwrecks.“It’s almost flawless,” Loeper said of the craft. “It has been beautifully cared for and we’re not going to do too much (additional work) on it. It’s almost ready to have a display built around it and to have visitors enjoy seeing it.”Unlike traditional museums, the formal displays at Life Saving Station No. 30 are few.Instead, the building has been fitted with the equipment and furnishings one might expect to see during its heyday in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.The U.S. Life Saving Service was an ancestor of today’s Coast Guard.Hundreds of the Life Saving Station buildings lined the East Coast at the turn of the 19th century, and precious few remain now.At first manned by volunteers and eventually paid “surfmen,” the station was the home base for rescues at sea during a time that cargo traffic on the Atlantic was the main way to import and move goods around the country.“The ocean was the superhighway of its day for moving freight,” Loeper said. “Shipwrecks were common, and the surfmen saved numerous lives.”In many cases their rescue vehicles were larger surfboats than the new addition Loeper and Brooks picked up earlier this week.But it is the same basic design that endures to this day in the lifeguard boats around South Jersey and elsewhere.“A smaller boat like this one might be used for fishing or on certain rescues.”In the days before the telephone, the people rescued from shipwrecks stayed at the station until their relatives could be tracked down.“Everyone had to eat — the surfmen and the shipwreck victims they saved,” Loeper explained. “A boat like this one would be used for fishing, crabbing, clamming and a host of other purposes.”Retired lifeguard and fellow historian Fred Miller said a skiff like the one acquired by the museum “was used when the Ocean City Beach Patrol won a national lifeguard competition in the 1920s.”Loeper said the only modification expected to be made to the craft will be a coat of gray paint on the bottom of the boat’s interior, more historically accurate than the current orange color.In addition to displaying the boat, Life Saving Station museum personnel will be taking it out in the water from time to time.“It’s in such great shape and it is a relic,” Loeper said. “Taking this boat out will be kind of like driving a Model T automobile.”“This boat is a great treasure,” he added. “It’s going to be quite an addition to the station.”For more information and updates about Ocean City’s U.S. Life Saving Station No. 30, visit the website, www.uslifesavingstation30.org. Another view of the surfboat. (Photo credit: Fred Miller) A look at the 17-foot surf boat acquired by the Life Saving Station museum. (Photo credit: Fred Miller)
Representatives from United Biscuits’ (UB) snacks business have talked to a handful of potential buyers, according to the latest reports.As revealed in The Telegraph, US private equity group Blackstone and French buy-out firm PAI Partners, who are being advised by Credit Suisse, have sent a four-page sales document to around half a dozen firms interested in UB’s recently renamed KP Snacks business worth £520m.This includes Chinese beverage business Wahaha, which is valued at more than £8bn and was founded by Zong Qinghou, the country’s third richest man. Other interested parties are believed to be Kellogg’s, which purchased the Pringles crisp brand from Procter & Gamble back in February for around £1.7bn.A final Information Memorandum is due to be issued on 3 September. A UB spokesperson told British Baker that it could not confirm the names of any other businesses that had been approached as part of the move and said the firm was currently in the process of finding a suitable buyer.As part of UB’s decision to separate its snacks business, announced earlier this month, the firm said it would be hiring Nick Bunker as the new chief executive of KP Snacks, who will join the business on 1 September. His current position is president of Kraft Foods UK and Ireland.In a statement published on UB’s corporate website, it said: “The snacks business is the second-largest bagged snack company in the UK and has shown consistent top- and bottom-line growth for the past five years. This product category remains dynamic, currently growing at 6% per annum and the UB board sees substantial growth opportunities both in the UK and internationally. The new CEO, together with the recently appointed dedicated management team, will provide the focus to move this business to its next level.”
Source: PretPret A Manager has launched a selection of freshly baked pizza and garlic bread as part of its Dinners By Pret range.The 13-strong selection, which is available from 13 shops and designed to be eaten at home, includes individually boxed pizzas made from a focaccia base. They are:Chipotle Chicken & Feta – made with red tapenade, pulled chicken coated with chipotle ketchup, chargrilled peppers, mozzarella, feta and chilli saltCreamy Garlic Mushroom – comprising a mature Cheddar béchamel sauce, roasted mushrooms, garlic butter, mozzarella, Italian mature cheese and chopped parsleyMixed Meaty Pizza Box – containing a slice of freshly baked Prosciutto & Mozzarella Focaccia Pizza and a piece of freshly baked Chipotle Chicken & FetaMixed Veggie Pizza Box – which includes a piece of freshly baked Tomato, Mozzarella & Pesto and a slice of freshly baked Creamy Garlic Mushroom.A new Three-Cheese Garlic Bread, made with baked focaccia, garlic butter, greve, mozzarella and Italian cheese, has also been unveiled.Pret is also giving customers the opportunity to select a hot wrap, bake or pizza for from a set menu deal for the first time. Pizza enthusiasts can select from a Pizza Combo set menu which includes a side salad, sweet potato wedges and a dip.“We’ve been hard at work, continuing to develop and evolve our Dinners range and are proud to have created a new menu inspired by Pret classics and customer requests,” said Briony Raven, UK food & coffee director at Pret A Manager.“After a long year, people are experiencing takeaway fatigue, so we’re excited to be able to offer the Pret cooking people already love for breakfast and lunch, now for dinner.”
Oklahoma jamtronica act MONTU has released their new single “56” off their upcoming EP Phases due out in late spring 2017. “56” picks up right where they left off following their last release, Blackwatch Sessions, and showcases another exceptional performance of instrumental jamtronica that echoes their high energy live performances. Phases has been over a year in the making and promises to be their most ambitious studio effort yet featuring brand new, never released tracks in their signature genre-bending sound that explores new musical territory.Listen to “56,” streaming below.In addition to the new single, the band has a series of tour dates coming up with bands like Umphrey’s McGee, TAUK, and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. Check out the schedule, below.
Thom Yorke of Radiohead has composed the score for the remake of cult-classic horror film, Suspiria. Marking his debut in composing a movie score, Yorke’s highly anticipated soundtrack will officially release on October 26th. The collection consists of 25 original compositions written by Yorke—“a mix of instrumentals, interstitial pieces, and interludes, and more traditional song structures”, according to Consequence Of Sound.Suspiria‘s soundtrack was written and arranged by Thom Yorke, recorded and co-produced by Sam Petts-Davies, and features special guest contributions from the London Contemporary Orchestra and Choir, flautist Pasha Mansurov, as well as Yorke’s son, drummer Noah, who appears on two tracks.Following the release of the first official track, “Suspirium”, Thom Yorke has shared another new piece of music from the upcoming cult-classic horror film. Today, you can stream the second track off of Suspiria’s soundtrack, “Has Ended”:Thom Yorke – “Has Ended”[Video: Thom Yorke]Due out November 2nd, the film’s new remake is directed by Luca Guadagnino and stars Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, Mia Goth, and Chloë Grace Moretz. Suspiria is about a young American woman who travels to Berlin in 1977 to join an internationally renowned dance company and quickly finds that there might be something insidious to the mysterious disappearances of other members of the troupe.Suspiria – Official Trailer[Video: Amazon Studios] Suspiria (Music For The Luca Guadagnino Film) TracklistA Storm That Took EverythingThe HooksSuspiriumBelongings Thrown in a RiverHas EndedKlemperer WalksOpen AgainSabbath IncantationThe Inevitable PullOlga’s Destruction (Volk tape)The conjuring of AnkeA light greenUnmadeThe JumpsVolkThe Universe is IndifferentThe Balance of ThingsA Soft Hand Across your FaceSuspirium FinaleA Choir of OneSynthesizer SpeaksThe Room of CompartmentsAn AuditionVoiceless TerrorThe EpilogueView Tracklisting[H/T Consequence of Sound],Suspiria (Music For The Luca Guadagnino Film) TracklistA Storm That Took EverythingThe HooksSuspiriumBelongings Thrown in a RiverHas EndedKlemperer WalksOpen AgainSabbath IncantationThe Inevitable PullOlga’s Destruction (Volk tape)The conjuring of AnkeA light greenUnmadeThe JumpsVolkThe Universe is IndifferentThe Balance of ThingsA Soft Hand Across your FaceSuspirium FinaleA Choir of OneSynthesizer SpeaksThe Room of CompartmentsAn AuditionVoiceless TerrorThe EpilogueView Tracklisting[H/T Consequence of Sound]
In April, Asheville, NC-based progressive-rock and space-synth outfit Papadosio will head out on a run of tour dates in support of their most recent album, 2018’s Content Coma. That 13-date jaunt will culminate in a blowout at Morrison, CO’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre alongside co-headliner The Polish Ambassador and his Wildlight project featuring vocalist Ayla Nereo. Papadosio and The Polish Ambassador will be joined for their Red Rocks bash by west coast psychedelic bass music luminary Random Rab and his Penumbra Live Band.Papadosio had a busy year in 2018, and will continue their momentum with another big year ahead of them. In September, the band released a brand new album, Content Coma, their first studio release since 2016’s Pattern Integrities. The quintet went into the studio with over 30 ideas for what the album would be centered around, using Splice as an online collaborative platform to steer the direction of the album. For the first time ever, Papadosio entered a professional recording studio to produce the album and lay down the drums, piano, and bass.As stated by Papadosio prior to Content Coma‘s release,We have self-recorded and produced all of our releases in order to make the final product as unique and personal as possible. By recording the raw drum tracks in a professional setting, it really opened up the sonic range of what we had to work with while mixing. With each album, our sound progresses and we think this album is a generous step forward in our songwriting, our production techniques, and our sonic palette.Papadosio has mounted plenty of memorable performances at Red Rocks. In 2018, they joined Umphrey’s McGee on the Rocks over Independence Day weekend. In 2017, Papadosio came to the Red Rocks stage as night fell on the amphitheater for a special Re:creation Red Rocks performance. The screen behind the band displayed psychedelic and trippy visuals from Johnathan Singer based off 16 works handpicked by visionary artists Alex and Allyson Grey. Watch footage of the unforgettable spectacle below:Papadosio – “New Love” / “The Big Smile” / “New Love” – Red Rocks – 5/6/2017[Video: papadosio]The Polish Ambassador (real name David Sugalski) is also keeping plenty busy this year. His EP 7 with Nitty Scott was released earlier this year, preceded by two full-length album releases in 2018 with Land of The Lush and Twilight Safari. On Friday, March 22nd, he released a brand new single, “Echos”, which you can hear below:The Polish Ambassador – “Echos”<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>In addition to his recent work under the Polish Ambassador moniker, Wildlight is working on a brand new EP, which they’ll preview at their Red Rocks performance. As Sugalski tells Live For Live Music, “Red Rocks is my favorite place to play in the known universe, so we always try to keep it special each year. There will be new Polish tracks, new Wildlight tracks, special featured performers and an otherworldly production Expect the unexpected.”Grab your tickets to Papadosio & The Polish Ambassador with Random Rab & The Penumbra Live Band at Red Rocks here.See below for a full list of Papadosio and The Polish Ambassador’s upcoming tour dates. For more information, head to Papadosio’s website or The Polish Ambassador’s website.Papadosio 2019 Tour Dates:04/10/19 – Elevation 27 – Virginia Beach, VA04/11/19 – Club Xl Live – Harrisburg, PA04/12/19 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY04/13/19 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY04/14/19 – The National – Richmond, VA04/17/19 – Westcott Theater – Syracuse, NY04/18/19 – The Haunt – Ithaca, NY04/19/19 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY04/20/19 – TLA – Philadelphia, PA04/24/19 – Gateway City Arts – Holyoke, MA04/25/19 – Sinclair – Cambridge, MA04/26/19 – Asbury Lanes – Asbury Park, NJ04/27/19 – Soundstage – Baltimore, MD05/11/19 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO05/24/19 – Summer Camp Music Festival – Chillicothe, IL05/31/19 – Branch Fest – Newport, ME06/01/19 – Pisgah Brewing Company – Black Mountain, NC08/10/19 – Pelham, TN – The CavernsView Tour DatesThe Polish Ambassador 2019 Tour Dates04/19/19 – Bicycle Day – San Francisco, CA05/08/19 – Lightning in a Botle – Bakersfield, CA05/11/19 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO06/27/19 – Electric Forest – Rothbury, MI07/04/19 – High Sierra Music Festival – Quincy, CA08/01/19 – Summer Meltdown – Darrington, WA09/19/19 – Resonance Festival – Slippery Rock, PAView Upcoming Tour DatesEnter To Win A Pair Of Tickets Below!<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>
Read Full Story Harvard School of Public Health Professor Jennifer Leaning joined a team from Chinese University’s center for disaster and medical humanitarian response to deliver rescue and relief bags to Chinese families living in rural areas vulnerable to natural disasters. The inexpensive bags include simple equipment such as a whistle, blanket, and salt and sugar that can be mixed into drinking water to prevent dehydration when suffering from diarrhea.“We tell the villagers that it’s not just a matter of fate. You can do something to save yourself and families,” said Leaning, François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights and director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, to the South China Morning Post in an interview published April 4, 2014.Leaning also is working with her Chinese colleagues to develop a humanitarian disaster-response training program in Hong Kong for medical professionals.