Soccer star Daniel Sturridge reunited with dog after he was stolen from his LA home

first_imgJuly 10, 2019 /Sports News – National Soccer star Daniel Sturridge reunited with dog after he was stolen from his LA home FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailChris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Soccer player Daniel Sturridge has been reunited with his dog Lucci after the black and white Pomeranian was stolen from his West Hollywood home. Los Angeles police confirmed to KABC-TV the dog was located early Wednesday morning and police were not present when the dog was returned. Sturridge told police he did not believe the person who returned Lucci was involved in the burglary of his house.Sturridge, who made 18 appearances last season with Liverpool F.C. in England’s top soccer league, pleaded for the return of his beloved Lucci, who apparently was stolen from his home in the Hollywood Hills. “I’m not even trying to find out who did it. It doesn’t matter to me. I just want the dog back,” Sturridge said in an interview with ABC News’ Good Morning America. “I know there’s a lot of dog lovers out there … dogs are considered family members.”Sturridge discovered the pup was missing when he entered his home with his girlfriend and was alarmed that the Pomeranian did not rush to greet him. He then he noticed broken glass while walking around his kitchen. “Walked into the house, didn’t see the dog greeting us at the door,” he told GMA, “and everyone was like, ‘Yo where’s Lucci?’”Sturridge and his girlfriend checked upstairs and noticed that some of her bags and purses were missing. “You know,” he added, “if you break into a house, why would you take the dog?”Sturridge immediately took to social media and asked his 3.5 million followers to help him track down his beloved dog. The Pomeranian has his own account with over 10,000 followers. Los Angeles police confirmed they received a call at about 1:30 a.m and that other personal property was also taken from the residence. No arrests have been made at this time in connection to the dog napping or burglary, according to police. Sturridge, a forward, has 76 goals and 21 assists in 218 career appearances in the English Premier League.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Badgers upset No. 7 Iowa Central 30-20

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEPHRAIM, Utah- The No. 16 ranked Badgers pulled off an upset against the No. 7 ranked Iowa Central Tritons on homecoming night, winning 30-20.After giving up a 71 yard touchdown pass early in the first quarter, Snow bounced back in the second quarter and lead at the half 21-17. Quarterback Braxton Kerr scored Snow’s first touchdown of the game on a 6 yard run, and kick returner Weston Barlow returned a kickoff 97 yards for their second touchdown of the game. Running Back Shammah Luani scored on a 16 yard touchdown run to put the Badgers up 21-14 before the Tritons kicked a field goal with 1:20 left in the first half.Snow’s defense, led by linebacker Trace Tupe, came up big in the third quarter when Tupe held Iowa Central quarterback Arthur Brantley in the end zone for a safety. Kerr was replaced by backup quarterback Garrison Beach who extended the Badgers lead on a 20 yard touchdown run with 13:53 left in the game, giving the Badgers a 30-20 lead that would last the duration of the game.Snow College will have a few weeks off before they make the long flight to Miami to face ASA College (Miami) on October 12. ASA College is coming off of a 40-25 loss to Lackawanna College and will have two more games before they host the Badgers. The game will be at 5 p.m. MST and available on radio stations KMTI AM 650 and 95.1 FM, with live streaming available at local10.centracom.com or on the YouTube channel WATCHit/SnowTV. Brad James Tags: Snow Football September 22, 2019 /Sports News – Local Badgers upset No. 7 Iowa Central 30-20 Written bylast_img read more

Bojan Bogdanovic scores 26 points, Jazz rout Kings 113-81

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic hit five 3-pointers and scored 26 points, powering the Utah Jazz to a 113-81 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.Donovan Mitchell added 15 points, while Mike Conley chipped in 12 points and eight assists. Georges Niang added 12 points off the bench. Utah shot 48.6% from 3-point range.Dwayne Dedmon scored 11 points and Bogdan Bogdanovic added 10 for the Kings, who failed to overcome 37% shooting from the field.The teams combined for 39 turnovers.Sacramento coach Luke Walton pulled all of his starters at once with 8:39 remaining in the third quarter after the Kings fell behind by 32 points. Only Dwayne Dedmon returned in the fourth quarter.Bojan Bogdanovic, who missed a game due to an ankle injury, was a game-time decision. Once he hit the court, he wasted no time torching Sacramento’s defense. He scored three straight baskets to ignite a 16-2 run in the first quarter. He punctuated the run with his first 3-point basket, giving the Jazz an 18-8 lead.Sacramento cut the deficit to five points on four occasions during the quarter — the final time on Nemanja Bjelica’s layup that made it 28-23. The Jazz offense smothered the Kings after that and steadily pulled away.Jeff Green hit back-to-back 3-pointers to extend Utah’s lead to 46-33 early in the second quarter and the Jazz maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way.The Jazz used a 19-2 run, spanning the second and third quarters, to take a 75-43 lead. Bojan Bogdanovic, Mitchell, and Conley all hit 3-pointers to fuel the run, which prompted Walton to sub out his entire starting lineup.TIP INSKings: De’Aaron Fox finished with five assists in 20 minutes. . Bogdanovic’s turnaround bank shot with 5.5 seconds left in the second quarter was waved off at halftime after being ruled a shot-clock violation. … Sacramento forced 21 turnovers.Jazz: Conley was 5 of 11 from the field after totaling just four field goals in his first two games. … Georges Niang is averaging 12.0 points in his last two games after going scoreless in the season opener. … The Jazz finished with a 12-4 edge in fastbreak points. … Utah finished with a 43-30 advantage in reboundsUP NEXTKings: At Denver on Monday.Jazz: At Phoenix on Monday. Tags: Bojan Bogdanovich/NBA/Utah Jazz October 26, 2019 /Sports News – Local Bojan Bogdanovic scores 26 points, Jazz rout Kings 113-81 Associated Presslast_img read more

Phil and Kirstie favourites to join Great British Bake Off

first_imgSpeculation is growing that the UK’s most famous property personalities Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer stand a good chance of being the next presenters of BBC flagship programme The Great British Bake Off.After Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc announced they were to leave the show, along with Mary Berry, the hunt has been on for a new duo to front the programme.But although stars such as Jennifer Saunders, Davina McColl, Clare Balding, Geri Halliwell and Masterchef winner Lisa Faulkner have been in the frame, Kirstie and Spencer are now one of the betting favourites, placed third most likely at 7-1 by Betway.On Saturday it was revealed by Channel 4 that Phil and Kirstie, who are still contracted to the channel and continue to make Location, Location, Location and other series, had met the channel’s bosses to discuss a potential move from property to property tea.The duo are reported to have told bosses they are the “perfect fit” and a Channel 4 spokesperson told the Daily Mirror that “they poke fun at each other and are not afraid to go along with innuendos [and] they can match, if not better, Mel and Sue”.Other advantages of Phil and Kirstie are that she is an experienced cook and baker. But otherwise the two have more property credentials than baking ones – Phil used to own and run home finding company Garrington before TV beckoned while Kirstie played a key role in campaigning to end HIPs and was even tipped to be a future housing minister in the new Conservative government.Kirstie Allsopp Great British Bake Off Phil Spencer Channel 4 October 3, 2016Nigel LewisOne commentSheila Manchester, The Negotiator The Negotiator 3rd October 2016 at 11:47 amPhil Spencer for Housing Minister???? I’d say he’s truly qualified for that job! He knows what real people are like, he tries his best to look after them and find their dream home and he knows what he’s talking about! Kirsty could be Home Secretary!Log in to ReplyWhat’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 Home » News » Agencies & People » Phil and Kirstie favourites to join Great British Bake Off previous nextAgencies & PeoplePhil and Kirstie favourites to join Great British Bake OffWill the long-standing Channel 4 duo go from property to proper tea?Nigel Lewis3rd October 20161 Comment2,031 Viewslast_img read more

MOD site in Bath to be transformed

first_imgHome » News » Land & New Homes » MOD site in Bath to be transformed previous nextLand & New HomesMOD site in Bath to be transformedThe Negotiator26th October 20160789 Views Savills is the selling agency for a former Ministry of Defence site in Bath, which is being transformed into a new neighbourhood of 200 classically-styled homes, named Holburne Park, with expansive views of the city’s historic skyline and open countryside beyond.Set in a secluded location bordering the picturesque Kennet and Avon Canal, Holburne Park offers contemporary homes close to central Bath – the only World Heritage city in the UK.Surrounded by greenery and big open skies, Holburne Park will offer a mixture of two to six-bedroom homes including terraced houses, villas and apartments, designed to cater for a wide range of needs and set among landscaped, tree lined grounds.Francis Firmstone, director of Hardrock Developments, said, “There are many people who like the idea of living in a classical period property but don’t want the burden of the associated upkeep of a listed or heritage building. Holburne Park will offer the character of classical architecture but with all the advantages of modern fittings and contemporary design.”Designed by the leading classical architect Robert Adam, who designed the Duchy of Cornwall’s acclaimed Poundbury in Dorset, the homes are arranged to create an intimate village feel.Vicky Dudbridge, Associate Director at Savills, said, “It is rare in Bath to find a location like Holburne Park which offers all the benefits of being close to the city while offering residents a strong community feel and village-like experience. As a result, we expect to see strong demand for these stylish homes which will appeal to a whole range of people including those moving from London or outlying villages, downsizers and families who want to be close to good schools.”MOD site Holb new homes Holburne Park Bath October 26, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’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

Lettings sector to face huge reforms designed to weed out rogue agents

first_imgHome » News » Lettings sector to face huge reforms designed to weed out rogue agents previous nextRegulation & LawLettings sector to face huge reforms designed to weed out rogue agentsHousing ministry outlines compulsory code of conduct including mandatory training, new regulator and sweeping reforms of leasehold.NIgel Lewis3rd April 201801,991 Views A new compulsory code of conduct for agents backed by mandatory qualification for at least one member of staff and a new independent regulator have been announced for the lettings and property management sectors by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (DHCLG).The details of the new code will now be thrashed out by a working group of lettings, tenant and regulatory representatives, with proposals nailed down by early 2019.The DHCLG announcement, which was released during the Easter break, revealed that it wanted to protect the UK’s nine million private renters from the unexpected costs, vague bills and poor quality repairs offered by rogue agents.“Most property agents take a thorough and professional approach when carrying out their business, but sadly some do not,” says Housing Minister Heather Wheeler (pictured, left).“By introducing new standards for the sector, we will clamp down on the small minority of agents who abuse the system so we can better protect tenants and leaseholders who find themselves at the end of a raw deal.Other measures outlined by the DHCLG include the promised reform of leasehold including a new system to help leaseholders challenge unfair fees, help to switch managing agents where the service is poor and a requirement for managing agents to undertake professional development and training.The working group will also consider a cap or ban on the ‘additional charges’ many freeholders and leaseholders face including restrictive covenants, leasehold restrictions and administration fees.Industry reaction“This is incredibly welcome news to protect tenants and leaseholders from a small minority of rogue agents,” says Gerry Fitzjohn (right), Chairman of The Property Ombudsman.“Tenants have little choice over which agent they deal with as they often choose a property first and then have to use the agent which is managing it. These reforms however, will create a level playing field for consumers who will finally be able to expect a consistent level of service and knowledge, regardless of which agent they choose. This will also help consumers feel more empowered to raise concerns if necessary.“We also welcome the news that civil penalties will be introduced for those that fail to comply with Client Money Protection. The requirement to share data across providers, redress schemes and local authorities to ensure compliance will help with enforcement and protect consumers.”Isobel Thomson (left), CEO of NALS, says: “We welcome the Government’s recognition of the current contribution that lettings and management firms play within the Private Rented Sector (PRS).Creating a level playing field will eliminate the poor practice and dishonesty that currently tarnishes the sector and ensure a safe and fair experience for tenants and landlords.“NALS has consistently called for regulation and unreservedly supports the Government’s announcement of its intentions and strategic goals. Agents who already submit to self-regulation should have nothing to be concerned about. NALS will continue to be at the forefront of discussions over the Government’s route map.” letting agents regulation heather wheeler Communities and Local Government department of housing dhclg April 3, 2018Nigel 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

Lettings agent ejects violent burglars while working from home

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Lettings agent ejects violent burglars while working from home previous nextAgencies & PeopleLettings agent ejects violent burglars while working from home35-year-old Asif Ali from Lancashire hailed as hero after tackling three hooded men who broke into his family home.Nigel Lewis26th September 20192 Comments1,013 Views A lettings agent has been hailed as a hero after fighting off three hooded burglars at his house in Rochdale who broke in while he was working from home.35-year-old Asif Ali, who is a director of B&B Lettings in Rochdale as well as a clothing company, was working on his computer at approximately 9pm on Tuesday this week when one and then two more men entered his home, alerting his dogs.“I went to see what was going on and there was someone standing there dressed head-to-toe in black,” he told local media.Kitchen knifeAli then tackled the three burglars and at one point chased them off the property with a kitchen knife, all of which was caught on his home’s CCTV camera.“I wasn’t scared, I was just angry. I guess the adrenaline kicked in,” he told the BBC, claiming that he may have broken one of the burglar’s noses, who he claims knew the house was occupied.“I then saw a second man heading towards the stairs – I flew at him because my wife was upstairs in bed.”Ali says his wife Charlotte is now so shaken up that she no longer wants to live at the address and is currently staying with family.Watch the CCTV footage here.Read more about Rochdale.rochdale lettings agents September 26, 2019Nigel Lewis2 commentsRichard Rawlings, Estate Agency Insight Estate Agency Insight 26th September 2019 at 9:23 amAbsolute HERO Ali – well done for protecting your wife and property so bravely.Log in to ReplyRichard Rawlings, Estate Agency Insight Estate Agency Insight 26th September 2019 at 9:24 amSorry Asif – not Ali!Log in to ReplyWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

‘Traditional viewings are under threat from Coronavirus’

first_imgHome » News » ‘Traditional viewings are under threat from Coronavirus’ previous nextProducts & Services‘Traditional viewings are under threat from Coronavirus’Three senior figures from the industry reveal how their worlds are changing as the crisis puts a huge question mark over physical viewings and appraisals.Nigel Lewis6th May 202002,168 Views A trio of figures from the estate agency industry have told The Negotiator that Coronavirus is changing both public and industry attitudes to property viewings.Giles Barrett (left), Sales Director at Rentify and before that a Partner at Knight Frank, says he suspects that virtual viewings, which began as a measure to ‘keep the market moving’, are here to stay long after lockdown has been lifted.“Over the years, I have met with hundreds, possibly thousands of landlords and tenants, to value flats in the case of the former and to view flats in the case of the latter,” he says.“That face-to-face contact is enjoyable and important but, in these times of lockdown, I’ve been wondering if we’re making the most of it.“Am I suggesting the scrapping of face to face? Not at all. What I am suggesting is a rethink on when and how to use tech and how and when to use face-to-face.“When it comes to tenants, video could be used for research with the actual viewing more as validation – surely a better use of time for all.”Ed Lewis (left), Head of London Residential Development Sales at Savills, says that his negotiators are now incentivised by the number of virtual viewings they conduct, a radical departure within a company that has for so long measured them by how many physical viewings they attend.And Paul Spencer (below), who worked for PrimeLocation and traditional property advertising media firms before joining home virtualisation software firm Revvis, says the Coronavirus crisis will persuade the industry to look at other metrics than physical viewings as the ongoing quasi-lockdown will make them more difficult to organise.Quoting recent YOPA figures, Spencer says it takes 15 viewings on average to sell a home and that, if just half of these are completed online rather than face-to-face as the Coronavirus post-lockdown environment leads more people to stick only to essential viewings, then a huge shift in consumer behaviour will take place.Read more about property viewings.ed lewis Revvis giles barrett Rentify paul spencer Savills May 6, 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

TPFG and Hunters given ANOTHER week to make announcement

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » TPFG and Hunters given ANOTHER week to make announcement previous nextAgencies & PeopleTPFG and Hunters given ANOTHER week to make announcementHunters says discussions remain ‘ongoing’ despite starting on December 4th following a Sky leak.Nigel Lewis25th January 202102,190 Views The City mergers and acquisitions oversight panel has given TPFG a further week to complete negotiations over its purchase of rival Hunters under Rule 2.6(c) of the Takeover Code.This is the second extension granted after TPFG’s intentions became public following a leak to Sky News on 4th December. The two sides then had until 22nd December to seal a deal, but this was extended until 22nd January, which has now been prolonged by a further week to the 29th January.The purchase of Hunters by TPFG should be straightforward because TPFG, which operates the Martin & Co and Ewemove national estate agency brands, is offering to buy the entire share capital of Hunters, which is a profitable and expanding company.DelayOnly two problems are likely to be requiring more time – unexpected holes in Hunters accounts created by Covid and/or negotiations with its senior team (pictured) over the price offered for the agency.Hunters is currently valued at approximately at £23 million based on its current share price of 70p, which is just 5p below its launch price of 75p back in January 2016. Hunters is also due to release its results for 2020 at any moment, although like most other franchised corporate estate agencies, it is likely to have survived Covid well. In 2019, its strong sales operation helped the chain enjoy a robust performance which included overall group revenue up by 7% to £42.4 million.The deal, which was unearthed by infamous City reporter Mark Kleinman, was revealed so early in the process that negotiations have now had to be conducted at speed.“Whilst the Company has made a preliminary approach to the board of Hunters, there can be no certainty that any firm offer will be made for Hunters, nor as to the terms on which any offer might be made,” TPFG said at the time.In January last year Hunters claimed to the largest agency in the UK by property sales after Purplebricks and Countrywide from 206 branches.The Property Franchise Group PLC Martin & Co Hunters The Property Franchise Group TPFG January 25, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

USA: Raytheon Ends Ship Self-Defense System Deliveries

first_img View post tag: Ends View post tag: Navy Equipment & technology January 17, 2012 Raytheon Company delivered the final Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS MK 2) hardware ship set of its 2010 production contract, completing all system deliveries ahead of schedule. The system is slated for installation and integration onboard the John P. Murtha (LPD 26), providing the ship’s U.S. Navy-certified open-architecture combat management system.SSDS is an open, distributed combat management system in service on carriers and expeditionary warfare ships. It is designed to expedite the detect-to-engage sequence to defend against anti-ship cruise missiles. SSDS links and automates standalone sensors and weapon systems to provide the required combat reaction.“SSDS is a proven combat management system, demonstrating predictable and reliable performance that the Navy can count on, time after time,” said Kevin Peppe, vice president of Seapower Capability Systems for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. “Delivering the benefits of open architecture, SSDS — by design — streamlines ship system updates and repairs, minimizing downtime and delivering consistent performance and interoperability across the fleet.”Under the Fiscal Year 2010 contract, Raytheon provided five SSDS hardware ship sets for installation on new ships as well as for upgrades to legacy combat management systems on in-service ships. This brings the total number of systems to 30, all of which were delivered early to the Navy. The SSDS hardware upgrades are aligned with the Navy’s scheduled maintenance and refresh cycles, ensuring optimum ship system capabilities and performance. SSDS’ open design easily supports upgrades throughout the full lifecycle of the fleet.In addition to this key program milestone, the company was awarded an $8 million modification to the previously awarded Platform Systems Engineering Agent contract to exercise options for fiscal 2012 Ship Self-Defense System PSEA efforts. The funds continue SSDS MK 2 modifications for CVN 78 and SSDS MK 1 upgrades to the MK 2 OA baseline. In addition to SSDS MK 2 OA integration, CVN 78 will also leverage technology reuse and prior investment with the integration of the Dual Band Radar, originally developed as part of the DDG 1000 program.Raytheon has been the SSDS PSEA since 2008, providing ongoing maintenance, upgrades and lifecycle support for both new ship programs as well as legacy ships. As PSEA, Raytheon has achieved consistently favorable customer performance ratings over the life of the contract.First Fleet Use of Open ArchitectureRaytheon’s SSDS MK 2 is the first fleet use of open architecture computing environment hardware and software that includes selected software components from the Total Ship Computing Environment Infrastructure developed for the DDG 1000-class destroyer. The open architecture design adds a new level of flexibility and commercial standards to support the Navy’s goal of open, modular and interoperable combat management systems for the fleet. With its open and modular design, SSDS can also support additional domestic and international combatants.Work on SSDS is performed at Raytheon IDS’ Expeditionary Warfare Center, San Diego, Calif., and Seapower Capability Center, Portsmouth, R.I.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 17, 2012 View post tag: system View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: Self-Defensecenter_img USA: Raytheon Ends Ship Self-Defense System Deliveries View post tag: News by topic View post tag: usa Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Raytheon Ends Ship Self-Defense System Deliveries View post tag: Deliveries View post tag: ship View post tag: Raytheonlast_img read more