We ask how biodiverse is a polar archipelago; how this faunal richness is spread across marine, intertidal, freshwater, terrestrial and parasitic realms; and how fast species are accumulated with increased sampling effort.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJoe Faraoni / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Tom Brady often speaks about his deep appreciation for his parents and the hand they’ve had in his great success.The New England Patriots quarterback shared a lengthy post to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday.Alongside Galynn Brady and Tom Brady Sr.’s wedding photo and a more recent photo of the couple, the football star wrote, “The strength of their marriage has always been an inspiration and the best example to me and my sisters of what true love, respect and commitment mean.”He explained that their union has helped him and his three sisters navigate life’s challenges.“Life always has its ups and downs and their togetherness in good and bad taught us teamwork,” he wrote. “Their trust, love and dedication as parents taught us how to become the parents we are today.”He went on, “They have always put our family first and instilled in us the values they were taught from their parents, which we now carry on and teach our own kids. They have always encouraged us to attain milestones and we’re honored to celebrate this one they’ve achieved.”“We love you so much, mom and dad,” he added. “Happy anniversary!!!”Brady is extremely close with his family. They were at Super Bowl LIII in February to watch him get his sixth ring after the Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by April 22, 2019 /Sports News – National Tom Brady shares heartfelt note on his parents’ 50th wedding anniversary Beau Lund
Home » News » Agencies & People » ANOTHER independent sells up its managed portfolio to a franchised corporate previous nextAgencies & PeopleANOTHER independent sells up its managed portfolio to a franchised corporateSouthend Martin & Co franchisee Tony Lindberg buys up a fifth portfolio this time from Park Estates, taking his business to 650 managed properties.Nigel Lewis13th June 201901,106 Views The increasing number of independent letting agents cashing in their portfolios and exiting the market has been highlighted following the latest business acquisition by Martin & Co in Essex.Its franchisee in the seaside town of Southend, Tony Lindberg, has revealed that he has now bought a fifth property portfolio off a competitor since setting up in 2011, taking his total number of managed properties to 650.Lindberg (left), who worked as a retail area manager looking after 22 shops before entering the property industry, says his latest purchase is the managed properties of local independent Park Estates (pictured, above).“This…was extremely pleasing as we managed the entire process in under two weeks,” he says. “This purchase means we have the opportunity to introduce Martin & Co to brand new clients.”Lindberg was supported with funding and advice by The Property Franchise Group during the acquisition process.“It’s fantastic to see yet another Martin & Co acquisition complete,” says its Managing Director Louise Griffiths.“I’m extremely pleased for Tony, who has really made a huge success of growing his business.“Martin & Co is always looking for potential acquisitions, so any independent lettings businesses thinking of selling their portfolios should speak to us as we have the funding and support network to complete on these deals quickly.”Parkers purchaseAnother brand within The Property Franchise Group, Parkers, also announced an acquisition last week. Its long-standing star Reading franchisee Craig Wilson last week bought local competitor Samuel James, boosting his managed portfolio by 33%.Tony Lindberg Craig Wilson Martin & Co Parkers The Property Franchise Group June 13, 2019Nigel 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
View post tag: POLA View post tag: Raytheon Share this article US weapon manufacturer Raytheon announced it has delivered a Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) launcher for the Mexican Navy’s long-range off-shore patrol vessel (Patrulla Oceánica de Largo Alcance, or POLA).The RAM Block 2 supersonic, quick reaction, fire-and-forget missile to counter enemy anti-ship missiles. This latest version features a larger rocket motor, advanced control section and an enhanced radio frequency receiver.The US state department approved the sale of RAM missiles and MK 54 Mod 0 lightweight torpedoes to Mexico in January 2018. A total of 23 Block II (RAM) tactical missiles were approved for sale.Raytheon says this was the first delivery of a RAM product to a Latin American country.“RAM Block 2 protects ships against a long list of constantly evolving threats,” said Mitch Stevison, Raytheon Air and Missile Defense Systems vice president. “With RAM protecting its frigate, Mexico not only enhances its maritime posture, but they also expand their naval support of national security and defense of critical sea lanes.”The Mexican Navy POLA OPV is based on Damen’s SIGMA 10514 vessel design and measures 107 meters in length. It is set to be launched in November this year. Further outfitting and trials will proceed in 2019 while delivery and commissioning are expected in 2020. Photo: Illustration: US Navy photo of a RAM system in action View post tag: Mexican Navy View post tag: Damen View post tag: RAM
Dr. Lauren Harshaw, Educational Coordinator from the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, explains to the students from Maria l. Varisco-Rodgers Charter School in Newark the impact of littering on the various artifacts discovered along the shore. By Lisa SpenglerThe wrath of snow, sleet and rain from the fourth nor’easter in March could not stop more than 100 students from schools throughout New Jersey from attending the 10th annual Clean Communities Environmental Student Exchange (CCESE) Program held at the Ocean City Music Pier.The two-day event, sponsored by the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC), the city of Ocean City and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, draws a diverse group of students, selected by their teachers, to participate in activities, presentations and demonstrations focused on various environmental issues affecting streets, beaches, rivers and other waterways.“This is a collaborative effort of bringing together students from New Jersey’s 556 towns and 21 counties who are concerned about environmental issues and the impact of these issues for not only their generation, but for generations to come,” explained NJCCC Executive Director Sandy Huber. “This year, there were nine schools, each with 12 students, in attendance. Over the next two days, these students will work as teams to problem-solve issues they have identified within their communities.”A group of 12 young women from Maria l. Varisco-Rodgers Charter School in Newark identified the numerous abandoned buildings and the homeless population in Newark as environmental issues they would present during the roundtable discussion.Alumni Madison, Victoria, and Devon.“The girls are part of the school’s STEM Swag Girl’s Program, which empowers young women through education in science, technology, engineering and math,” said Patricia Fartura, an eighth grade science teacher at Maria l. Varisco-Rodgers Charter School.“They will present their idea to clean up the area surrounding the abandoned Paramount Theater in Newark, and to rebuild the space into a shelter for the homeless. The project will also include building a greenhouse on the property,” Fartura continued.“The students have taken studies from the Environmental Science Program into the real-world,” explained Jessica Harkness, a sixth and seventh grade science teacher from the Maria l. Varisco-Rodgers Charter School. “These students live in Newark, they go to school in Newark and are faced with homelessness and dilapidated, abandoned buildings on a daily basis. To see them passionate about making a difference in their neighborhood and city is rewarding, and being here today with other students that feel the same way is why this event makes such an impact.”Students from the Pennsylvania Avenue School in Atlantic City begin their day with registration and instruction on the activities.The Environmental Exchange is held in a different city each year. Participating schools have included: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Asbury Park, Pennsylvania Avenue School in Atlantic City, Gordon Parks Academy in East Orange, Tyson Elementary School in East Orange, Tyson Middle-High School in East Orange, Williamstown Middle School in Monroe, Maria l. Varisco-Rodgers Charter School in Newark, North Plainfield High School in North Plainfield, Academy for Environmental Science-Jefferson Township High School in Oak Ridge, Passaic High School in Passaic, STEM at JFK Educational Complex in Paterson, Maurice River Township Elementary School in Port Elizabeth, Princeton Public Schools in Princeton and Essex County Vocational Technical School in West Caldwell.Devon Matthews, a senior at St. Augustine’s Prep, has been involved in the CCESE Program since eighth grade. He will be attending St. Joseph’s University in the fall to study psychology.“I had to maintain at least a 93 percent average during the entire year and submit an essay in order to be considered for the program,” Matthews said. “My friend got me interested and now I can help other middle school students to become involved, too.”Altogether, more than 100 students from schools across New Jersey are attending the two-day environmental forum at the Music Pier.Matthews and Maddy Foti, a junior at Williamstown High School, recently shared their skills and knowledge from the CCESE Program in Puerto Rico, where they worked with the locals in Old San Juan and talked to school students about littering and environmental issues as they pertained to their surroundings.Tori Crowley, now a junior at Rowan University, joined students from Williamstown Middle School, where she first became involved in the Environmental Exchange.“It’s exciting to see how this event has grown since it first began 10 years ago,” Crowley said. “Each year more and more schools send students to share their ideas and to learn how to problem-solve the issues which impact our environment.”The students were able to observe Ocean City’s Public Works Department on Thursday repairing a portion of the beach eroded from the recent nor’easters before the morning lectures began. But the snow-covered Ninth Street beach prevented any outside demonstrations or cleanup. However, the students still had a full day of indoor activities, including a beach equipment demonstration, a treasure hunt and a jigsaw roundtable activity.Lyn Crumbock, recycling coordinator for the Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority, addresses the students.Dr. Lauren Harshaw, Educational Coordinator from the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, discussed the impact of littering on marine life.“These kids are our future,” Harshaw said. “For them to see the effects that one plastic bottle can have on a turtle or a shark really leaves an impact.”Part of Dr. Harshaw’s demonstration included a discussion on how to “observe and respect” sea life when faced with a mammal that has washed ashore.“A seal recently decided to sun itself on the Ocean City beach. With the use of social media, a crowd grew rather quickly, with some getting dangerously close to the seal,” Harshaw said. “It is important for people to know that you should maintain at least 150 feet between you and the mammal.”The Environmental Exchange runs for two days and concludes Friday.Learn more about the NJCCC at www.NJClean.org.New Jersey Clean Communities Executive Director Sandy Huber, left, and Ocean City’s Charlotte Moyer planned the event.
Northern Irish bakery Irwin’s has added £1m to its turnover in the past year, after launching smaller loaf sizes of its key brands.The company launched 400g and 600g versions of its Nutty Krust brand for the first time last year, followed by 400g Sandwich and Hi-Fibre loaves in April – a move that has led to the production of 1.5 million more loaves and £1m of new revenue on the company’s balance sheet in the past 12 months. Previously, the bakery’s bread was only available in 800g loaves. Irwin’s said that the introduction of the 400g Sandwich and Hi-Fibre loaves, along with soft pan Irwin’s Softee, had also boosted overall pan sales by 26% in the past six months.“More choice, shrinking household sizes, greater concern about food wastage and the recession itself are changing how we eat,” said Michael Murphy, Irwin’s commercial controller.“Our half-sized everyday loaves provide householders with more choice and control over how they purchase and use breads. It’s also a product innovation that is bringing smaller households back to bread and providing an effective ‘trial size’ for completely new customers locally and in our target GB and ROI export markets.”
Electron made their two-night presence known at the Brooklyn Bowl last weekend. The jam-band, seriously-super-group is comprised of Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield (Lotus), Tom Hamilton (American Babies, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), and Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits). With those four masters in the room, the weekend was anything but typical.Saturday night brought original Biscuits drummer Sammy “The. Dr.” Altman for a special sit-in, driving an inverted “Confrontation” into “Run Like Hell” (ending only) to close out the epic dance party that was the first set. The second half of the night brought the highly anticipated Pink Floyd “Fearless” set, catapulting off the vibes of the 1971 Meddle track and digging into classics like “Money,” which featured Sam Greenfield on saxophone, a lengthy “Dogs” > “Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)” > “Dogs” run, and of course, “Comfortably Numb.” Read L4LM’s full show review here.Thanks to audio-taper RichSteele, you can listen to the full set on Archive.org and below:Setlist: Electron at Brooklyn Bowl, New York, NY – 3/12/16Set 1: Plan B, The City > Kamaole Sands > Rock Candy > Confrontation(1) >< Run Like Hell(1,2)Set 2: Breathe, Fearless, Money(3), Hey You, In The Flesh > Run Like Hell(4) > Dogs > Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) > Dogs, Comfortably Numb, Mother, Us & Them(3) > Any Colour You Like > Brain Damage > EclipseEncore: Little LaiNotes: 1 – with Sam Altman on drums2 – ending only3 – with Sam Greenfield on sax4 – dyslexic version(ended in Set 1, started in Set 2)All of set 2 features Justin Mazer on guitar/vocals.
Image via New York State Pool Feed Live Stream.POUGHKEEPSIE – Governor Andrew Cuomo announced during his daily briefing Friday that the Child Victims Act window for people to file claims of childhood sexual abuse is extended through Jan. 14, 2021.The Child Victims Act allows those who claim to be victims of child sex abuse one year to seek legal action in New York State.New York’s court system is no longer accepting Child Victims Act lawsuits due to the coronavirus pandemic. The state’s court system previously postponed all non-essential services and the Child Victims Act lawsuits were not listed as essential. 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)
Related Shows Widower’s Houses Show Closed This production ended its run on April 2, 2016 Full casting has been set for Widowers’ Houses, the first play ever written by George Bernard Shaw, off-Broadway. Directed by David Staller, the production will play a limited engagement March 1 through April 2, with opening night scheduled for March 13 at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre.The company will include Jeremy Beck (The Cocktail Party) as Dr. Harry Trench, Jonathan Hadley (Rothschild & Sons) as William De Burgh Cokane, Hanna Cheek (The Persians…a comedy about war with five songs) as Waitress and Annie, Terry Layman (Cat On a Hot Tin Roof) as Sartoius, Talene Monahon (The Wild Party) as Blanche Sartorius and John Plumpis (The Man Who Had All the Luck) as Lickcheese.In Shaw’s debut play—written during his time as an arts journalist in response to a dare by a fellow critic—a young man discovers an unsavory truth about his family-to-be, and is faced with choosing between his love and his ideals.Widowers’ Houses will feature scenic design by Brian Prather, lighting design by Peter West, costume design by Barbara A. Bell, sound design by Toby Jaguar Algya and prop design by Lytza Colon. Jeremy Beck & Jonathan Hadley(Photo by Celine Rosenthal) View Comments
continue reading » The CFPB Tuesday issued a proposed rule to create a new category of seasoned qualified mortgages (QM). Bureau Director Kathy Kraninger announced the proposal during Tuesday’s Women in Housing and Finance event, which was attended by NAFCU.In a release, the bureau said the new category is meant “to encourage innovation and help ensure access to responsible, affordable loans in the mortgage credit market.”To qualify as a seasoned QM under the proposal, loans must be first-lien, fixed-rate covered transactions that have met certain performance requirements over a 36-month seasoning period. Covered transactions would also have to:be held on the creditor’s portfolio during the seasoning period; ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr