Home » News » Agencies & People » Pastoral Real Estates new sales office previous nextAgencies & PeoplePastoral Real Estates new sales officeThe Negotiator1st March 20170463 Views The new sales office on 11 Curzon Street is a welcome addition to their business. Based in the heart of Mayfair, Pastor Real Estate remains committed to the local community, offering a discreet, personalised service to their clientele.David Lee, Head of Sales for Pastor Real Estate, says, “We are pleased to announce the opening of our dedicated Sales office at 11 Curzon Street and we look forward to a successful 2017. Pastor Real Estate’s team also includes a team of in-house architects to deliver high-profile refurbishments and project manage high-end interior design, working with their property managers to meet the highest expectations of our landlords and tenants.”Mayfair office Pastoral Real Estates Pastoral Real Estates new sales office March 1, 2017The 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 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 2021
View post tag: Malaysian Equipment & technology Rheinmetall Wins Contract to Equip Malaysian Navy’s SGPV LCSs View post tag: LCSs The Rheinmetall Group, which has recently booked a number of important air defence contracts, will be equipping Malaysia with a total of twelve fire control radars (TMX/EO Mk2) and six electro-optical systems (TMEO Mk2) for six new patrol boats. This is a breakthrough order for a new generation of high-performance systems whose basic components were all developed in-house.Together with spare parts and training, the order also includes a transfer of know-how to Malaysia, which will enable local industry to take an active part in the project. Delivery of the systems will commence in 2015 and continue through to 2020.The Malaysian Navy’s new “Second Generation Patrol Vessels Littoral Combat Ships” (SGPV LCS), play a significant role in safeguarding regional sea lanes, where piracy poses a major threat to commercial shipping. Fire control technology from Rheinmetall will form a crucial element in the OPV’s shipboard technology, controlling the vessel’s primary and secondary armament. This important order underscores Rheinmetall’s increasing importance as a supplier of advanced technology to the world’s navies.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 24, 2013; Image: dcns View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: Rheinmetall View post tag: Naval View post tag: contract View post tag: Equip View post tag: Navy View post tag: wins Back to overview,Home naval-today Rheinmetall Wins Contract to Equip Malaysian Navy’s SGPV LCSs January 24, 2013 View post tag: SGPV
This Friday the permanent American Deacon Jack Sullivan will visit Oxford as a result of his claim to be cured of a serious spinal disorder by the intercession of Cardinal Newman.As part of a weeklong tour of Newman-related locations, the priest will visit Oriel College, where Newman was a Tutor and Fellow. Sullivan’s visit to England will end with a visit to Trinity College where Newman matriculated.The Reverend Mark Harris, Oriel’s Chaplain commented, “We at Oriel are looking forward to meeting Jack Sullivan and his story, which has been so pivotal in relation to one of our former illustrious members, John Henry Newman.”
Capt. Charles Magill stands outside the new Cape May County Correctional Facility. By Maddy VitaleThe new $37 million Cape May County Correctional Facility opening in mid-January will be a dramatic departure from the “lock ’em up, throw away the key” mentality. Officials overseeing the expansive project that was five years in the making explained during a media tour Monday that the new jail will represent a better, more humane way of handling inmates.The facility, at 125 Crest Haven Road, next to the Cape May County Veterans Cemetery, will be able to house 320 inmates. It is adjacent to the current jail. Built in the 1970s, the deteriorating old jail will be torn down within six months, officials said. It was built to hold about 190 inmates.In keeping with the new jail’s innovative approach, Cape May County Sheriff Bob Nolan said he attended training sessions about “direct supervision,” a way of handling inmates in a more open environment.“I went to training about this type of supervision. An inmate is better off and safer, and the number of officer-related injuries and assaults decrease when inmates are not in cages,” Nolan said. “The officers are there but it is more like community policing.” From left, Officer Patrick Netherby, Sheriff Bob Nolan and Capt. Charles Magill explain intake procedures at the new jail.Instead of barriers and doors or gates, inmates are with the officers. However, some of the freedoms are restricted in cases such as maximum security inmates.Nolan said each officer will be assigned to an area for 90 days so he or she will become versed in the unit. “Officers will have a keener sense for what is going on,” he said of the more open environment. “Some feel it is more dangerous, but the old style is archaic.”Currently there are 190 inmates, including 35 women, housed at the old jail.Warden Don Lombardo with Sheriff Bob Nolan.Warden Don Lombardo called the new facility “a great step for Cape May County.”“The jail is built for security, everything is state-of-the-art and it provides everything that needs to be in there,” he said.Correctional facility personnel are ready for the new way of working with inmates, officials said.They each have received training on interpersonal skills.Correctional Officer Patrick Netherby believes the staff is ready for new, more open, interactions with inmates. “Ultimately, you are creating a certain amount of freedom and the hope is that the inmate will see that and want to behave,” Netherby noted.Officer Patrick Netherby, who is 6 feet, 2 inches tall, demonstrates how high the railings are along the row of cells in a dayroom.Capt. Charles Magill, who led the tour, said the new ways are geared toward creating a more positive atmosphere for the personnel and the inmates.Magill also said the goal is to provide a higher quality facility that is more suitable for the inmates.He noted that for years the county has had issues with overcrowding. The new jail will change all of that, he said. Back in 2009, the number of inmates increased to 240. Some had to be double and even triple bunked in a room. Capt. Charles Magill explains how the cells have larger bunks.Cape May County officials modeled the new facility after the correctional facility in Ocean County, which also utilizes direct supervision.Combining safety, in a top notch facility, were the main goals, officials said. Unlike the old jail, minimal barriers are a part of the new structure. Instead, doors with thick glass replace metal ones, giving a more open feel.The officers and the inmates are not separated by barriers in the intake processing room or the “dayrooms.”In all, the 85,000-square-foot facility includes a large laundry room, a kitchen and five dayrooms. Each dayroom holds up to 64 inmates. Some of the cells or sleeping areas are open and some are closed, depending on security level of the inmates housed there. Each of the dayrooms has showers. There is also a metal enclosure for problem inmates to be supervised more easily. There is also a rubber room, where an inmate is placed if he or she is a danger to himself or others.The dayrooms feature televisions. Inmates will be able to buy devices and earphones to listen to TV, which will help alleviate problems with disruption of other inmates.Sheriff Bob Nolan discusses the rubber room.There are also six cells in the medical unit, which includes dental and services by physicians. Other medical personnel include two nurses and an LPN.Officials said the new jail provides much more room for inmates. It will enable them to separate troubled inmates from the rest of the population much easier because there are more rooms available.In addition to the building, inmates will notice another major change — no outside time. Instead, recess breaks will be limited to time in a room with a basketball court. There also will not be face-to-face visitation unless there are special circumstances, or if it is for legal consultations.Officials said there were complaints over the years about the inmates from people who attended funerals or visited the Veterans Cemetery.What may seem like an amenity for an inmate is also something that helps with safety, officials explained.Video visitation provides a safer alternative.Video visitation will cost an inmate $10 to speak to a loved one for about 20 minutes. The loved one could either come to the jail and use one of four video phones or call from his or her cellphone or laptop.Magill said it is an ideal way for inmates to speak to family or friends, especially when there are children involved. “This is not an environment for children,” he said. The video visitation is a secure way to handle inmates as well. Magill said it eliminates risk of inmates fighting when going to visitation or other security issues.“We are using technology to make it safer,” Magill added.Officials said Cape May County had four options: close the jail, regionalize, rehab the deteriorating existing facility or open a new one. Despite the hefty price tag of about $37 million for the new jail, in the long run, it was the most efficient way to go, they said.On average, according to documents provided during the tour, the old jail cost the county $500,000 annually in additional expenses for unforeseen problems with utilities and maintenance.This room is for inmates who still need medical clearance, which takes about three days.“Looking at the economics, the freeholders did the best thing,” Nolan said.Nolan, who began his career as a corrections officer 35 years ago, said the county has needed a new jail for many years. He said back in the late 1990s the increase in inmate numbers and the antiquated facilities were bad. “As an officer, and as a sheriff, I have seen a lot,” Nolan said. “Getting a new jail is something I have dreamed of for a long time.”
Plans are no longer affordable within the Ministry of Justice’s funding allocation for the 2015 spending review period.After careful consideration, the difficult decision has therefore been taken to suspend the Transforming Compliance and Enforcement Programme (TCEP).The work that is already underway has not been lost, the new ways of working including better enforcement strategies and administration will continue to apply. In addition, focussed work on the development of future service design will continue, so that we ensure it is ready should it be required in the future.In 2016/17, HMCTS successfully recovered more than £400m in fines, £59m more than the previous year, as well as collecting over £30m of historic debt, previously thought uncollectable.Contracts for Approved Enforcement Agency Services, announced in July 2018, are unaffected by this decision.The Government is investing over £1 billion to transform the wider courts and tribunals system – making it quicker, more accessible and easier to use for all. TCEP was separately funded to the HMCTS reform programme.
To say that Dopapod has been killing it is an understatement. With only a few dates left in their extensive fall tour with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, the band has been sounding as tight as ever as they move into their New Year’s run in Covington, KY, with Aqueous and Consider the Source. Looking to 2017, fans from coast to coast are eagerly anticipating where they’ll be able to get their Dopapod fix. While no formal tour announcement has been made, fans in New York should be pleased with the news that the boys will be hitting the Brooklyn Bowl in March for three nights.Tickets are on sale now for the shows on March 23, March 24, and March 25, or available in limited quantities for three-night passes.Upcoming Dopapod ShowsDecember 14 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Blind PigDecember 15 – Kalamazoo, MI – Bells Eccentric Cafe Back RoomDecember 16 – Milwaukee, WI – Mirimar TheatreDecember 17 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue TheatreDecember 30 – Covington, KY – Madison TheaterDecember 30 – Covington, KY – Madison TheaterJanuary 20-25 – Miami, FL – Jam CruiseJanuary 27 – Denver, CO – Ogden TheatreJanuary 28 – Boulder, CO – Boulder TheaterMarch 23 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn BowlMarch 24 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn BowlMarch 25 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
Starting at 11 a.m., students, faculty and their families congregated in front of Jordan Hall to watch the first total solar eclipse the United States has seen since 1979. The event, hosted by the physics department and officially running from noon to 4 p.m., offered visitors views of the sun from three telescopes, and organizers passed out free specialized sunglasses for safely watching the eclipse. The first “contact” of the moon with the sun at Notre Dame was at 12:57 p.m., and the eclipse lasted until 3:44 p.m., according to the College of Science’s website. ANDREW CAMERON | The Observer While Notre Dame’s campus was over 200 miles north of the eclipse’s path of totality (where the sun is completely obscured by the moon), spectators were able to see roughly 89 percent coverage as the eclipse reached its “totality” (maximum coverage for the area) at 2:22 p.m. Additionally, two of the classrooms in Jordan held viewings of NASA’s live stream of the eclipse, and physics professor Grant Mathews gave a short lecture on the phenomenon and its importance as the eclipse neared totality.Among the many volunteers present, helping with the telescopes, handing out glasses and answering questions about the eclipse, Ben Rose, a sixth-year physics Ph.D. student, expressed his satisfaction with the event.“It’s a little bigger than we were expecting,” he said. “Some people were proposing some incredible numbers, and we haven’t quite reached those yet, but it’s definitely up there on the higher levels of what we were expecting. I would call it a great success, because we were able to engage all these people and talk to them about the eclipse.”Rose said that hosting an event for such a rare astronomical phenomenon was important for multiple reasons.“One is getting the community to interact with scientists — getting them to understand what they do and what they think and who they are,” Rose said. “Because scientists are trying to learn new things and communicate with people, and if you don’t trust the people who are doing the investigations, then you can’t trust the results, so I think it’s just always a good thing to get scientists out of the labs and into the community. “The eclipse in particular is great for our country, because it’s going coast to coast and everyone will get to see something. Because of something that universal, I think we really need to do something with it — it’s something everyone is going to experience, and it’s a great way to explain scientific techniques, and a great way to explain with a practical thing you can see.”Sophomore Amanda Ferraro came to the event early to get glasses. She said she came because she is “really interested in science and astronomy, so it’s really cool to experience something that only happens once in such a long time.”Fortunately, the weather proved not to be a major issue, and the large crowd applauded as the sun became visible just as a cloud passed. Many viewers lingered for some time after totality passed, but the large crowd quickly thinned. After the event, physics professor and one of the primary organizers of the event, Grant Mathews, said the event exceeded his expectations.“We set up the telescopes behind Jordan Hall, and handed out as many eclipse glasses as we had, which wasn’t quite enough for the crowd,” he said. “We had a little more people than we thought we would — between three and four thousand people. Personally, I thought a thousand, maybe two thousand, but it was great … It’s just beautiful to see the sun and the machinery of the heavens. One of the telescopes wasn’t working, and so I spent a long time trying to get it working. It had kind of a festive atmosphere, and we even had a cheer right when the cloud passed right when totality hit.”Tags: College of Science, Physics department, solar eclipse
With the 2016 election a thing of the past, NDVotes will shift its focus to encouraging voter education and civic engagement amongst the University’s student body.Coming off of a presidential election year, NDVotes is looking for new ways to keep students engaged in the political process, NDVotes co-chair and junior Kylie Ruscheinski said.“Voter registration is what founded NDVotes, but at its core, it’s also about voter education,” she said. Past iterations of the club existed during the 2008 and 2012 elections, Ruscheinski said, but weren’t active in the years in between. This time, the group will be sticking around. NDVotes will aim to keep students consistently engaged in the political world, as opposed to only during major elections, Ruscheinski said. “Being an educated voter and an active citizen is not a cycle,” she said. “It doesn’t stop.”This year, NDVotes will continue to focus on its mission of helping students become registered voters, Ruscheinski said. In 2016, from November through January, nearly 3,500 people signed up through the NDTurbovote portal, either to register to vote or to request an absentee ballot. The group also ran a competition between dorms to register the highest percentage of voters and helped first-year students register to vote during Welcome Weekend. NDVotes will continue to frequently set up a table in the LaFortune Student Center in order to provide assistance with the voter registration process, Ruscheinski said. In addition to voter registration, NDVotes seeks to encourage non-partisan political discussion, education and civic engagement. Ruscheinski said possible discussion topics for future events include foreign policy, nuclear policy, voter apathy and the role of religion in politics. “This past election in particular sparked a new interest [in politics] in our age group,” she said. “ … A lot of key issues that affect 20-year-olds on a regular basis were overlooked.” These topics could be a place where the group helps fill the gap, providing a forum for students to discuss and learn about the issues which impact their lives the most, senior and NDVotes co-chair Andrew Pott said.“Another focus is getting more variety in speakers,” he said. The majority of speakers at past NDVotes events have been from the department of political science. Bringing in professors and other faculty speakers from departments in areas such as business, engineering, science and law could attract “totally different audiences,” than the more politically-oriented speakers, Pott said.Another plan NDVotes has for this year is to set up spaces in which students can gain experience having conversations about political topics, Pott said. These spaces would give students a stress-free, non-partisan environment in which they could practice engaging in political discourse.“There are a lot of people that generally want to know more about politics, but don’t know where to start or how to talk about it,” he said.Tags: NDVotes, political discourse, voter registration
Cropped Paxson Woelber / The Alaska Landmine / CC BY 2.0 ALBANY – New York’s Governor this week discussed what the future of legalizing recreational marijuana, this after neighboring New Jersey approved a similar measure.“New Jersey did it on the ballot, which, in retrospect, I think was probably, turned out to be the faster way to do it,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said during an interview on WAMC Radio’s The Roundtable with Alan Chartock.Medical use of marijuana was already legal in the Garden State, but the legislature was unable to pass a bill to fully legalize cannabis.Instead, state lawmakers decided to put the question directly to voters in the form of a referendum. Under the ballot measure approved by voters, marijuana would be legal for personal use by adults 21 and older.The commission that currently regulates the medical marijuana market in the state would also manage the recreational use market.The Governor, who supports legalizing marijuana for recreational use, said he thinks the state will “get there” in 2021, called it the “right policy,” and said “the state is going to be desperate for funding.”“The question becomes about the money, about the distribution, and the power… who gets the licenses and who gets the money,” he said.Last year, New York decriminalized recreational marijuana but stopped short of legalizing, regulating and taxing it.New York State enacted its medical marijuana program in 2014.Arizona and South Dakota also voted to legalize recreational marijuana. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
The composer is even altering two of the numbers for the latest West End incarnation. Lloyd Webber told The Daily Mail: “Today Rum Tum Tugger should be a street cat and so that gives us a great dance opportunity and I must say that I never liked what I did with Growltiger’s Last Stand…so we’re having a go at that.” View Comments We’re positively purring at this news! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats is returning to the West End this Christmas. The tuner will play a limited three month engagement at the London Palladium, beginning in early December. Casting will be announced shortly. Cats ran for 21 years in London and 18 years on Broadway, where it won seven Tony Awards including Best Musical. Based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the musical tells the story of the Jellicle cats and each cat’s individual quest to be selected as the lucky one that will ascend to “the heavyside layer.” In their desire to be chosen to rise above to cat heaven, each cat sings his or her story. Cats features the Billboard top 40 hit “Memory.” The production will be based on the current U.K. touring show, which all the original creative team are involved with. Director Trevor Nunn, designer John Napier, choreographer Gillian Lynne and Lloyd Webber will be overseeing the transfer, with Chrissie Cartwright, long term associate director of Cats, working with Nunn and Lynne in re-directing the production for the Palladium.