Troubled NE estate agency Sanderson Young saved by founders’ family

first_imgTroubled North East estate agency Sanderson Young has been saved after the family of its founder bought the firm.The three branch firm will retain all 50 staff although it is likely to slim down the number of locations at which it operates.Two weeks ago the company was put up for sale after it was issued a winding up order by HMRC over an unpaid £175,000 tax bill, which founder and managing director Duncan Young claimed was due to an ‘administrative error’.Since then it has emerged that the company’s fight with HMRC was broader and that it owed VAT, corporation tax and PAYE/NI payments going back ‘many years’.Trading as normalBut last week the company was placed into administration only for it to be bought by Young’s family and will now continue trading as normal.This ends speculation locally that rival firms were vying to buy the company off the administrator RSM, including Bradley Hall and Pattinson.Young told the local newspaper that the “the business will be the same as what is there now. I have no plans for redundancies”.But Duncan has hinted heavily that the revived Sanderson Young would have a different approach to where the company was based.“The historic days of having a key office on every high street are fading away. Although I am keen to keep a high street presence,” he said. “If I close a branch I will not be losing any staff.”Sanderson Young Duncan Young October 1, 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 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Troubled NE estate agency Sanderson Young saved by founders’ family previous nextAgencies & PeopleTroubled NE estate agency Sanderson Young saved by founders’ family50 staff are to be kept at company although MD says number of locations at which it operates may be reduced and staff allowed to work from home.Nigel Lewis1st October 201802,527 Viewslast_img read more

HMS Cumberland Stays in Mediterranean Because of Crisis in Libya

first_imgHMS Cumberland has been ordered to stay on stand-by in the Mediterranean because of the crisis in Libya…(portsmouth)[mappress]Source: portsmouth, February 23, 2011;  View post tag: Mediterranean HMS Cumberland Stays in Mediterranean Because of Crisis in Libya February 23, 2011 View post tag: Libya View post tag: Cumberland View post tag: crisis View post tag: because View post tag: HMS Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Stays Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Cumberland Stays in Mediterranean Because of Crisis in Libya last_img read more

Court told of animal rights bomb plot

first_imgMr Price added that Broughton had a history of being found in possession of incendiary devices and was convicted in 2000 at Northampton Crown Court of conspiracy to cause an explosion likely to endanger life.Hidden notebookHe told the court that police who raided the defendant’s home in Semilong Road, Northampton, found items used in the home-made explosives and a notebook containing a list of those people he had been targetting hidden under the carpet.The officers also found 14 packets of sparklers, a security pass for Oxford University and a battery connector hidden inside a water tank in his bathroom.“The devices shared one feature, which was of particularly distinctive importance,” said Mr Price.“They all, the two devices found at the sports pavilion, and the two devices at the portacabin, were improvised from fuses involving ordinary fireworks bound together as a thread.”“He did not have them (the sparklers) for use at a future children’s firework party,” said Mr Price.Mr Price said that the portacabin owned by The Queen’s College was targeted by activists claiming to work for the Animal Liberation Front on the 18th November 2006, with familiar unexploded devices found in an office at Templeton College on February 26th in 2007.Authorities found 12 litres of fuel in the device at Queen’s College, and 20 litres of fuel in the device found at Templeton College.Police who searched the destroyed premises found two home-made devices in the roof which had used ordinary firework sparklers as a fuse.“Bite-Back”Mr Price said that on both occasions anonymous messages had been placed on the “Bite-Back” animal rights website claiming responsibility for the attacks.Extremists have consistently posted threats on the website pledging to continue direct action against those associated with the University until the laboratory project is scrapped.Mr Price said other petrol bomb attacks had also been carried out by the group on cars owned by professors and the University boathouse, although neither of these particular cases necessarily involved the accused.Broughton denies conspiracy to commit arson, possesion of an article or articles with intent to destroy or damage property, and keeping explosive substances with intent.He listened carefully as the evidence was given about him and intently studied paperwork relating to the matters before the jury during hearings this week.The trial continues. An animal rights activist planted two home-made petrol bombs at Oxford University, a court heard this week.Mel Broughton was said to have worked with others to wage a terrorist campaign against the University’s plans to build a controversial animal testing laboratory.The jury heard this week that two devices allegedly set off by the defendant ripped apart a sports pavilion owned by The Queen’s College and that a further two unexploded bombs were found beneath a portacabin used by the then Templeton College.John Price, prosecuting, told the jury at Oxford Crown Court that Broughton was a prominent member of SPEAK, the animal rights organisation that has been campaigning against Oxford University since it announced plans in 2004 to build a bio-medical research laboratory on South Parks Road.“a fanatic”“He is a renowned self-proclaimed activist – a fanatic,” he said.“He is a, if not the, leading figure of SPEAK, which campaigned against Oxford University’s laboratory.”The organisation was formed to conduct legal and legitimate protest, but the court heard that there were those within the group that waged a violent and very frightening terrorist campaign against the University.The jury was also told that Broughton’s DNA was found on one of the components used within one of the discovered unexploded devices.Speaking as a witness, scientist Dr Rosalyn Hammond confirmed that traces she found on a swab used on one of the unexploded bombs was a match for the defendant.“The match corresponds with Mr Broughton,” she said.“The probability of getting this result profile from someone other than Mr Broughton is one in one billion.”last_img read more

53 Doctors Graduate from Residency Program at Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center

first_img ×At the graduation ceremony are (left-to-right) General Surgery Residents Brett Voigt, D.O.; Ellie Bentley, D.O.; Elizabeth Verrico, D.O. – Chief Resident; Shirley Xing, D.O.; Sameer Syed, D.O.; and Christopher DeSimone, D.O. At the graduation ceremony are (left-to-right) General Surgery Residents Brett Voigt, D.O.; Ellie Bentley, D.O.; Elizabeth Verrico, D.O. – Chief Resident; Shirley Xing, D.O.; Sameer Syed, D.O.; and Christopher DeSimone, D.O. “For decades to come, our graduates will help improve the lives of those they touch by building on what they have learned at Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center,” said Anthony J. Passannante Jr., M.D., FACC, President and Chief Hospital Executive of Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center. “Our graduates can take pride in knowing that they have graduated from a program with valuable hands-on training and experience to prepare them for the next steps in their professional lives.”This year’s class is the seventh graduating class from the Residency and Fellowship Programs at Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center, which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and American Osteopathic Association.  The program’s academic and community partners include Englewood Hospital Medical Center and Medical Staff Attending Physicians Private Practice.The following is a list of this year’s graduates:DERMATOLOGYShannon Wiedersum, D.O. – Chief ResidentCharles Elias, D.O. – Co-Chief ResidentRobert Murgia, D.O.FAMILY MEDICINEJessalyn Wong, D.O. – Chief ResidentDavid DaHill, D.O.Sooraj Poonawala, D.O.Ozcan Uzun, D.O.GASTROENTEROLOGYAaron Reiprich, D.O. – Chief FellowVinay Yalamanchi, D.O.GENERAL SURGERY- Categorical ResidentsElizabeth Verrico, D.O. – Chief ResidentEllie Bentley, D.O.Christopher DeSimone, D.O.Sameer Syed, D.O.Brett Voigt, D.O.Shirley Xing, D.O.GENERAL SURGERY- Preliminary ResidentsElmira Baghdasaryan, M.D.Issachar Devine, D.O.Nithyla John, M.D.Raymond Kennedy, M.D.Matthew Lepera, D.O.Hassan Masoudpoor, M.D.Cynthia Mofunanya, M.D.Samuel Pennella, M.D.Rafik Saleh, M.D.Haitham Siag, M.D.INTERNAL MEDICINEBasel Baghal, D.O. – Chief ResidentJeffery Fein, D.O. – Chief ResidentMichael Shafik, D.O. Chief ResidentSamer Bolis, D.O.Thuan Thien Ho, D.O.Mai Kaga, D.O.Sophia Kwon, D.O.Shauna Najarian, D.O.Even Nevel, D.O.Ahmad Rana, D.O.PODIATRYMaria Elena Almirante, DPM – Chief ResidentFaizan Bader, DPMTRADITIONAL ROTATING INTERNSHIP (TRI)Jeremias Duarte, D.O. – Chief ResidentMinira Aslanova, D.O.Farhan Chowdhury, D.O.Leighann Cornacchio, D.O.Ronald Desrouilleres, D.O.Duc Doan, D.O.Jessica Feuerstein, D.O.Anastasios Fostinos, D.O.Eden Hamayoun, D.O.Pavel Itersky, D.O.Chang Lim, D.O.Rachael Mann, D.O.Jedidiah Nuamah, D.O.Harshana Patel, D.O.Nwanneka Okwundu, D.O.Chris De Los Reyes, D.O.center_img Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center honored the outstanding graduates of its 2018-2019 Residency Program during a special ceremony that was held on the campus of the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall in Nutley.The event recognized 53 graduates in several specialty areas, including Dermatology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Podiatry and Traditional Rotating Internships.  The graduates were recognized by hospital leaders and team members as well as their family members and friends during the ceremony.last_img read more

Hovis to reinstate little loaf

first_imgPremier Foods is adding four loaves to Hovis’ 400g range to tap into a “key growth sector”.The move will see the return of Hovis’ Little Brown Loaf – a traditional unsliced loaf, embossed with the Hovis brand name and premium packaging.Hovis marketing director Jon Goldstone said: “The Hovis Little Brown Loaf will not only appeal to traditional consumers looking for an unsliced loaf from a bakery with the long-standing heritage of Hovis, but also younger consumers, who are looking for a naturally healthy, tasty bread.”Three more 400g loaves will be launched – Soft White Medium Slice, Soft White Thick Slice and Farmhouse Premium White. The loaves will have a longer shape, with square tops on mainstream loaves and domed tops on premium lines.Goldstone added: “Our new 400g range offers a proposition within the bread marketplace that will appeal to both current 400g users and non-buyers.”In addition, the smaller loaf will also appeal to consumers who are looking to reduce their food wastage.”Hovis is also launching new-look packaging across its bread range, introducing a boy with bike emblem and promo-ting the brand’s “heritage and healthy credentials”.The 400g breads will be launched in September and will be supported with an adver- tising campaign.last_img read more

Crantock follows the seasons

first_imgCornish bakery Crantock’s is breathing new life into the pasty market with the launch of a range of spring pasties, using fillings that reflect the season.The new combinations are: Lamb & Rosemary Pasty minced lamb with diced potato and onion in a lamb and rosemary gravy, in hand-crimped flaky pastry and topped with dried rosemary; Chicken & Tarragon Pasty diced chicken & potato in a creamy béchamel and tarragon sauce in hand-crimped flaky pastry and topped with dried tarragon; and Rhubarb and Custard pasty chunks of rhubarb in custard in a hand-crimped flaky pastry case and topped with demerara sugar.Crantock Bakery’s new product development manager, Becky Hornabrook, said: “We did an autumn range that was very popular with our customers, and I would like to start making seasonal ranges a regular part of our annual offering.”Crantock’s spring range will be available from the end of April for a limited time.last_img read more

Video: Burton caught in jam at Bristol

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STS9 Samples President Obama’s Recent Dallas Speech To Conclude Camp Bisco Set [Watch]

first_imgSTS9 gave fans a show to remember at Camp Bisco last weekend, hitting the main stage last Saturday, July 16th before the Disco Biscuits played in the final festival spot. STS9 continues to send a message of peace and love throughout all of their performances, and took those ideals to the next level during the closing bars of their performance.During an “outro” interlude, the band played a recording of President Obama’s speech after last week’s shootings in Dallas, TX. Obama speaks about hope for the future; an important theme of both his presidency and STS9’s music. The political and musical worlds came together beautifully in this moving moment at the festival.Thanks to YouTube user Trevor O’Neill, we can watch this fusion performance below.You can see the full Church of STS9 setlist below.Setlist: STS9 at Camp Bisco, Montage Mountain, PA (7/16/16)Set: Click Lang Echo, Totem, Four Year Puma, The Rabble, Tap-In, Hidden Hand Hidden Fist, 20-12, Scheme Reprise Intro> Scheme, When The Dust Settles > Outro (*)(*) – “There was a outro after WTDS that is worth mentioning here….The band performed music as an audio sample about unifying the country and how hope and a open heart are the ways to do this and that less divides us than it seems. This was a good 3-4 minutes and was not part of WTDS but a outro of its own. The audio features Obama from the Dallas Police officers memorial just last week….” ~ Outro notes provided by Heady Flair[Photo via Dave Vann/Camp Bisco 2015]last_img read more

In praise of unwanted termites

first_imgThe majestic animals most closely associated with the African savanna — fierce lions, massive elephants, towering giraffes — may be relatively minor players when it comes to shaping the ecosystem.The real king of the savanna appears to be the tiny termite, say ecologists who’ve found that these humble creatures contribute mightily to grassland productivity in central Kenya through a network of uniformly distributed colonies. Termite mounds greatly enhance plant and animal activity at the local level, while their even distribution over a larger area maximizes ecosystem-wide productivity.The finding, published May 25 in the journal PLoS Biology, affirms a counterintuitive approach to population ecology: Often it’s the small things that matter most.“It’s not always the charismatic predators — animals like lions and leopards — that exert the greatest control on populations,” said Robert M. Pringle, a research fellow at Harvard University. “As E.O. Wilson [esteemed biologist and emeritus Harvard professor] likes to point out, in many respects it’s the little things that run the world. In the case of the savanna, it appears these termites have tremendous influence and are central to the functioning of this ecosystem.”Earlier research on the Kenya dwarf gecko initially drew Pringle’s attention to the peculiar role of grassy termite mounds, which in that part of Kenya are 10 meters in diameter and spaced 60 to 100 meters apart. Each mound teems with millions of termites, which build the mounds over the course of centuries.After observing unexpectedly high numbers of lizards in the vicinity of mounds, Pringle and his colleagues began to quantify ecological productivity relative to mound density. They found that each mound supported dense aggregations of flora and fauna. Plants grew more rapidly the closer they were to mounds, and animal populations and reproductive rates fell off appreciably with greater distance.What was observed on the ground was even clearer in satellite imagery. Each mound — relatively inconspicuous on the Kenyan grassland — stood at the center of a burst of floral productivity. More importantly, these bursts were highly organized in relation to one another, evenly dispersed as if squares on a checkerboard. The result, said Pringle, is an optimized network of plant and animal output closely tied to the ordered distribution of termite mounds.“In essence, the highly regular spatial pattern of fertile mounds generated by termites actually increases overall levels of ecosystem production. And it does so in such a profound way,” said Todd M. Palmer, assistant professor of biology at the University of Florida and an affiliate of the Mpala Research Centre in Nanyuki, Kenya. “Seen from above, the grid-work of termite mounds in the savanna is not just a pretty picture. The overdispersion, or regular distribution of these termite mounds, plays an important role in elevating the services this ecosystem provides.”The mechanism through which termite activity is transformed into far-reaching effects on the ecosystem is a complex one. Pringle and Palmer suspect that termites import coarse particles into the otherwise fine soil in the vicinity of their mounds. These coarser particles promote water infiltration of the soil, even as they discourage disruptive shrinking and swelling of topsoil in response to precipitation or drought.The mounds also show elevated levels of nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen. All this beneficial soil alteration appears to mold ecosystem services far beyond the immediate vicinity of the mound.While further studies will explore the mechanism through which these spatial patterns of termite mounds emerge, Pringle and Palmer suggest that the present work has implications beyond the basic questions of ecology.“Termites are typically viewed as pests, and as threats to agricultural and livestock production,” Pringle said. “But productivity — of both wild and human-dominated landscapes — may be more intricately tied to the pattern-generating organisms of the larger natural landscape than is commonly understood.”The findings also have important implications for conservation, Palmer says.“As we think about restoring degraded ecosystems, as we think about restoring coral reefs, or restoring plant communities, this overdispersed pattern is teaching us something,” he said. “It’s saying we might want to think about doing our coral restoration or plant restoration in a way that takes advantage of this ecosystem-productivity-enhancing phenomenon.”Pringle and Palmer’s co-authors on the PLoS Biology paper are Daniel F. Doak of the Mpala Research Centre and the University of Wyoming; Alison K. Brody of the Mpala Research Centre and the University of Vermont; and Rudy Jocqué of the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium. Their work was supported by the Sherwood Family Foundation and the National Science Foundation.last_img read more

Faculty Council meeting — Jan. 27, 2021

first_imgOn Jan. 27 the Faculty Council heard a proposal to establish a Ph.D. program in Quantum Science and Engineering.The Council next meets on Feb. 10. The next meeting of the Faculty is on Feb. 2. The preliminary deadline for the March 2 meeting of the Faculty is Feb. 16 at noon.last_img