High street agents regaining ground from Purplebricks, report claims

first_imgThe huge gap between Purplebricks and its main hybrid and online competitors has been revealed by new research following the demise of its main rivals Emoov and Tepilo.Independent consumer advice group The Advisory has used data from portals Rightmove and Zoopla to show that Purplebricks now has a 69.4% share of the sector, with Yopa in second place at 10.9%.The Advisory’s fortnightly research reveals that over the past two weeks Purplebricks listed 2,843 properties, while nearest surviving rival Yopa listed 450, House Simple 411, Doorsteps 153 and House Network 78.But the research also shows that traditional, high street-based agents worried that hybrid and online agents are gaining ground can relax a little.Traditional firms increased their listings by 8% over the past two weeks, adding 85,469 new properties to the market.The figures support other recent analysis of the sales sector that has suggested that hybrid and online agents may have reached a plateau of popularity with vendors.“Proportionally, Purplebricks has increased new instructions at a lesser rate than the mainstream estate agency sector, and their overall market share of the sector has dropped slightly,” says The Advisory founder Gavin Brazg (left).His company’s data shows that Purplebricks peaked at 4,647 new listings per fortnight in late September 2018 before dropping to 3,274 in mid-November.The other hybrid/online agents in The Advisory’s ‘top ten’ including 99homes, OpenHouseEstateAgent, sellmyhome, settled and esale, which has pushed easyproperty into 11th place.House Simple Purplebricks The Advisory Gavin Brazg doorsteps YOPA February 7, 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 Home » News » Agencies & People » High street agents regaining ground from Purplebricks, report claims previous nextAgencies & PeopleHigh street agents regaining ground from Purplebricks, report claimsFigures from The Advisory based on Zoopla data reveal the extent of Purplebricks’ dominance of hybrid sector, but traditional agents are fighting back.Nigel Lewis7th February 201902,365 Viewslast_img read more

Emirates takes over the flights Dubai – Zagreb in the summer flight schedule

first_imgEmirates će nastavit letjeti na ruti Dubai – Zagreb do 26. listopada 2019. godine, nakon čega će partnerska aviokompanija flydubai preuzeti letove tijekom zimskog razdoblja. Strateško partnerstvo između dviju zrakoplovnih prijevoznika iz Dubaija osigurava adekvatan kapacitet kako bi se najbolje zadovoljile potrebe putnika. Due to the planned upgrades on the southern runway at Dubai International Airport (DXB), from April 16 to May 30, 2019, Emirates flights to Zagreb will be scheduled four times a week, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. From 31 May 2019 onwards, there will be daily flights on the mentioned route with the same aircraft, which will offer passengers 7 weekly flights. Flight EK 129 of the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft will depart from Dubai at 8:30 am and arrive in Zagreb at 12:35 pm local time. The return flight, EK 130 will depart from Zagreb at 15:25 and arrive in Dubai at 23:00 local time.last_img read more

Kendrick Norton deemed at fault for wreck that resulted in amputated arm

first_imgNorton, 22, has been in the hospital since the July 4 crash, where doctors were forced to amputate his arm due to the severity of his injuries. He’s already undergone four surgeries and more are expected as he prepares to get a prostheitc arm. Norton’s NFL career is now over, but the league has agreed to cover all his medical costs. His agent, Malki Kawa, said that Norton’s “spirits are up considering the traumatic accident that he suffered and he’s thankful for the support.”The Dolphins claimed Norton off waivers from the Panthers in 2018. He was placed on Miami’s 53-man roster and expected to compete for playing time this season along the defensive line.The former collegiate standout was a seventh-round draft pick by the Panthers in 2018 after he had 84 tackles, 18 for loss, five sacks and a forced fumble over his three-year career at the University of Miami. NFL training camp 2019: Surprising roster cuts to watch for Kendrick Norton was at fault for the car wreck that resulted in him sustaining severe injuries and ultimately resulted in his arm getting amputated, according to the crash report obtained by ESPN.The Dolphins defensive tackle was ticketed for improper lane change, which caused the chain of events that led to the horrific crash. According to Florida Highway Patrol’s report, Norton was driving his Ford F250 truck on the outside lane of State Road 836 in the Miami area when he made a quick turn to try and get to the inside lanes going southbound. Redskins’ Josh Norman runs with bulls in Pamplona, Spain: It was ‘crazy’ As he sped up and changed lanes, he clipped the front of a Maserati, which caused Norton to crash into a concrete barrier and overturn the truck.Per the report, the driver of the Maserati was able to stop on his own. Drugs and alcohol were not considered a factor in the crash. Related News Hue Jackson hopes to be an NFL head coach againlast_img read more

SportingPulse Website Changes

first_imgThese new changes are a mix of front-end and back-end changes, meaning some will be visible to all site users, while others will be noticeable only to website editors – and SportingPulse hopes they are positively embraced by our community of grassroots sport users.Please click on the following attachment or the following link for more information. http://blog.sportingpulse.com/2011/02/more-website-changes-go-live.html Related Filesmore_website_changes_go_live_-pdflast_img

Volunteers Offering Quality Care to St. Elizabeth’s Homeless

first_imgThe St. Elizabeth Care Committee has been providing valuable support in the care of the homeless and mentally ill persons in the parish since 2004. The committee operates from three locations. Under the leadership of then Mayor of Black River, Daphne Holmes, and first chairman, the late Joyce Francis, the first care centre was set up on the premises of the St. Elizabeth Parish Council. In 2009 another facility was established in Junction and late last year, the Santa Cruz Care Centre was opened. Homeless people can visit any of the centres where they receive cooked meals, baths and benefit from counselling services. The St. Elizabeth Health Department and the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) play a key role in providing medication and treatment for the clients, most of whom are mentally ill. Beacons of Hope Lauding the work of the volunteers, Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Noel Arscott, says he is a “fervent believer that great things that can happen when the local authority and a well organized and progressive community group come together for the good of all citizens”. The Minister says the volunteers stand as a “beacon of hope and rescue for the homeless, mentally challenged and destitute across the parish, offering spiritual guidance, physical care and regular provision of medication.” Explaining to JIS News why he has been giving his time to the care of the homeless, caregiver with the committee, Lorenzo Orr, said some of them have made valuable contributions to society. He reasoned that any of his own family members can lose their sanity and end up on the streets, and if that happens, he would want the best care for them. “Sometimes they can be hostile, but as caregivers, and as people trying to help people, there are a lot of things that we have to go through. You can only understand people when you get involved with them. I look back and say, ‘it could be my grandson that falls into that trap’, so it motivates me to help. Young people should get involved,” he said. Homes for the Homeless Mental Health Officer in the parish, Jennifer Chambers, tells JIS News that the volunteers have made the work of the officers easier. She says that there is greater organisation in monitoring the progress of clients and ensuring that they receive their medication. “The (care centres are) like a home for them. The support that they get there… they are given a bath, food, and we nurses, we come here to do their medication. We ensure that when they go back on the streets, you have to look twice to see that they are street persons. They are clean, they are in their right minds, most of the times. This group is a blessing in disguise,” she said. Director at the Santa Cruz Centre, Patrick Thomas, tells JIS News that a bond has developed between the volunteers and the homeless, which in many cases, is like a friendship. “I am a business person in the town and from time to time, some of them will come by my location. Sometimes, when I am on the street, they will see me and because of the bond that has been created here, the care that has been offered, this has fostered into a relationship beyond the care centre,” he said. “It is good to see that we can make an impact and these people are appreciating it. I will do this over and over, the other volunteers share the same vision of caring for those who can’t care for themselves,” Mr. Thomas said. Another Centre on the Horizon Chairman of the committee, Beryl Rochester, tells JIS News that discussions are taking place for a centre to be established in Balaclava. She says that the group’s mission is to improve the quality of life of persons living on the streets of St. Elizabeth. “‘People care’ is what we are about. I am involved in other community voluntary activities, but frankly, this is the one that I get the most personal satisfaction from,” she explained. She says there is a sense of fulfillment in seeing some of the mentally ill recover to the point where they can do “light duties”. Mrs. Rochester credits the business community in the parish, the St. Elizabeth Parish Council, as well as private individuals, who have funded the work of the care committee.last_img read more

By the numbers Shaw workforce shakeup just the latest of many transformations

first_imgCALGARY – Shaw Communications Inc. said Thursday that 25 per cent of its workforce had chosen to accept a voluntary buyout, although it was targeting just 10 per cent. The buyouts were offered as part of its Total Business Transformation plan unveiled Jan. 30.Here’s a by-the-numbers look at some of the transformations that have shaken the company since it enrolled its first cable TV customer in Edmonton 47 years ago:3,300: The number of Shaw employees who have decided to take a voluntary buyout package.650: The number of employees who were expected to take a buyout, based on 10 per cent of the 6,500 eligible employees.1,700: The number of Shaw employees impacted by a corporate restructuring that concluded in 2015.200: The reduction in employees due to a restructuring in 2016 after Shaw bought Freedom Mobile (formerly Wind Mobile) and sold Shaw Media Inc.$2.3 billion: The price Shaw received for its ViaWest unit, a Denver-based computer centre operator, in August 2017.$2.65 billion: The price paid by Corus Entertainment Inc. to buy Shaw Media Inc. in April 2016.$1.6 billion: The purchase price Shaw paid for Wind Mobile in a deal completed in March 2016.10,000: The number of cable TV customers Shaw, then called Capital Cable TV, connected in its first year after starting up in Edmonton in 1971.3.2 million: The number of customers now served by Shaw Communications, including 1.9 million subscribers to Shaw internet and more than one-million Shaw home phone customers.$1.25 billion: Revenue reported by Shaw in its latest quarter ended Nov. 30, 2017.79 per cent: The percentage of Class A voting shares held by the Shaw Family Living Trust, giving founder JR Shaw and his heirs firm control of the company.860,000: The number of kilometres of fibre cable Shaw has installed across Canada.last_img read more

Peace Region forecasted to experience milder winter season

first_imgThis year we will experience a weak El Nino, combined with the Blob ( an area of warmer water temps found in the North Pacific). This means El Nino delivers Pacific air to Western Canada instead of Arctic air (warmer) and the presence of the Blob causes the jet stream to track further north. These two working together give the signal of milder weather.This season, mild Pacific air will be more dominant then cold Arctic air and precipitation should be closer to normal amounts of 190 cm of snow and not the 340 cm received last year.“For the next 7-10 days will be quiet with temperatures going up and down, these are considerably milder days with no severe cold spells as there is a lack of persistent Arctic air,” said Gillham. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – This winter season will be milder than normal temperatures, forecasted as a whole for the region.“Compared to the severity of previous winters this winter will be a bit gentler than normal,” said Doug Gillham, Meteorologist for the Weather Network.To forecast weather, Meteorologists use computer models that are designed to simulate dominant jet stream patterns globally for that upcoming season. By looking back to the past for similar patterns and then applying what happened during that winter, comparing the influence of El Nino and La Nina produces weather forecasts.last_img read more

Police probing whether robbery of Rs 14 crore was preplanned

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Police is probing all relevant angles in the daylight robbery case where a Chandni Chowk-based businessman and his son were robbed at gunpoint near a crowded fruit market in Pitampura, according to police officials.When asked whether the robbery could have been pre-planned, police said they are not ruling out any possibility. The robbery, which seemed to be planned in advance took place around 7 pm, when the victims, Vinod Garg and his son Varun were on their way back home from their shop in Naya Bazar with Rs 1.4 crore in cash. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAccording to a complaint registered by Varun, a bike overtook them around 7pm and stopped in front of their car, following which the pillion rider got off and asked for the bag of money from Varun, who was driving with the window rolled down. When he claimed to not know what he was talking about, the accused pointed a gun at Varun through the window and demanded the cash. Varun added that in the meantime, two men on another bike arrived at the scene and asked both him and his father to get out of the car. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsAfraid for their lives, both victims followed what they were told and got out of the vehicle. By the time Varun called the police and crime teams reached the spot, one of the accused had driven off in his car and the rest had fled the scene on their motorcycles. The incident took place on a busy street near a local fruit market. Police later recovered the victim’s car, which was abandoned by the accused at a nearby spot. While registering the complaint at the Rani Bagh police station, Varun said he will be able to identify his alleged assailants if shown photographs. Police are also reviewing CCTV footage from the area. In addition to the team from Rani Bagh police station, special staff in the district and some crime branch officials are also involved in the investigations. A case against the accused assailants has been registered at the Rani Bagh police station under sections 392/397/34 of the Indian Penal Code.last_img read more

OSU field hockey seniors honored as Buckeyes drop 2011 home finale

The No. 18 Ohio State field hockey team (8-6, 2-1) fell, 3-0, to the No. 17 Iowa Hawkeyes (9-3, 2-2) Saturday afternoon in their home finale. The Buckeyes honored their senior captains, Jenn Sciulli and Ally Tunitis before the matchup against the Hawkeyes. Although the Buckeyes were not victorious, the players and fans in attendance were able to celebrate the senior day with their captains who have combined for 53 wins and 116 starts since joining the program in 2008. “It is a great honor to be playing at such a great school athletically,” said senior goalkeeper and Macungie, Pa. native, Tunitis. “Just being able to represent Ohio State is important to me.” After the loss Saturday, Tunitis fell to 8-6 on the season, recording one save. The Buckeyes also recognized senior back Sciulli, a native of Palmyra, Pa., who leads the conference in defensive stops and tied her 2010 season high in the first half of Saturday’s game. She is now tied for second on the OSU all-time list with 22 career stops. “It was a great honor to be recognized before the game [Saturday] after spending four years here,” Sciulli said. “Unfortunately we did not get the result we were looking for today.” After the Buckeyes began the game pressuring in the first half, the Hawkeyes capitalized on their first scoring opportunity and netted their first goal at the 24-minute mark. As the Buckeyes headed into halftime trailing by just one goal and their hopes still high, they eventually fell short as the Hawkeyes scored two more to close the game out with a 3-0 win. The loss Saturday ended the Buckeyes six-game winning streak and brought them back to the middle of the pack in the Big Ten standings sitting at 2-1. The team will have to play a full game if they want success to find them down the stretch said coach Anne Wilkinson. They now have four games left on their regular season schedule. “We need to be able to play a full 70 minutes,” Wilkinson said. “You can’t check out for even a minute against a ranked team and we need to continue to bring the energy out.” Despite the recent loss, Tunitis recognized some positives the Buckeyes can take into their next match against Michigan State at the end of this week. “We know what we need to work on now,” Tunitis said. “Today really just highlighted what needs to be done in practice this week.” The Scarlet and Gray will finish their regular season with four road games, the first being Friday as they take on Michigan State at 3 p.m. in East Lansing, Mich. read more