Back in black: Sanderson Young returns to form after a difficult five months

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Back in black: Sanderson Young returns to form after a difficult five months previous nextAgencies & PeopleBack in black: Sanderson Young returns to form after a difficult five monthsFollowing a financial saga that nearly saw the company bought by rivals after an HMRC winding up order, business is back to usual.Nigel Lewis22nd February 201901,635 Views Leading North East estate agency Sanderson Young has officially opened its new flagship branch and hired extra staff just five months after being put up for sale following financial difficulties over an unpaid tax bill.“The future of our Alnwick office looks particularly bright,” says the company’s founder Duncan Young.The launch event at its new Alnwick branch marks the end of a saga that started with the non-payment of a £240,000 corporation tax, VAT and National Insurance bill due to an administrative error.Sanderson Young then faced a winding up order from HMRC and was initially offered for sale. A bidding war subsequently broke out between local rivals Pattinson and Bradley Hall to buy the business, which was eventually acquired by Duncan Young’s wife.A new company, DG Young Estates, now operates the business and all 50 of its staff kept their jobs at its three branches.Smaller branchThe business has now moved to a permanent, refurbished but smaller branch in Alnwick opposite the town’s theatre.It has also struck several new homes development deals including most recently with The High Street Group and Lindisfarne Homes, and hired an extra member of staff.“We were so lucky to secure these attractive premises, downsizing our interior office space whilst keeping the most important aspect, a large window frontage, that’s so visible to the public,” says Alnwich branch manager Gillian Greaves told The Chronicle.“We are now able to provide outstanding window display space for our new homes clients as well as our private vendors selling throughout mid and north Northumberland.”Pattinson Bradley Hall Sanderson Young Duncan Young February 22, 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 2021last_img read more

More Snow, Ice on the Way

first_imgSnow, sleet, rain and a slushy mess creating hazardous road conditions summed up Thursday’s weather.One to two inches of snow was forecast for Ocean City on Thursday and there will be more on the way Friday.A mix of rain, ice and snow are expected to fall in Cape May County through Friday night as another bout of wintry weather approaches, according to the latest forecast. Temperatures will be in the mid-30s with a low of 30.Roads will be slippery and hazardous for commuting Friday morning, according to the forecast. Snow-coated beaches make for a chilly scene in Ocean City during Thursday’s storm.last_img read more

AM General sold to investment firm

first_img Twitter AM General sold to investment firm WhatsApp Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest By Tommie Lee – July 22, 2020 1 738 IndianaLocalNationalNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ Twitter Previous articleMan, 26, killed in three-vehicle crash on US 31/US 20 bypass in South BendNext articleMan, 19, dead after shooting at Phillips 66 gas station in Benton Harbor Tommie Lee Pinterest (Photo supplied/AM General) An investment firm is buying AM General, the maker of the military Humvee with operations in Mishawaka.WSBT reports that the firm is KPS Capital Partners, and at this point it’s unclear what the company plans to do with AM General or what impact there may be on local employees.No details of the sale have been released.A news release from the buyer mentioned a desire to build on AM General’s current work as the world’s largest builder of military light vehicles.last_img read more

Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters To Release “Live At David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption” Concert Film

first_imgRobert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters will release Live At David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption on DVD & Digital Video on February 9th, 2018. The concert was filmed as part of David Lynch‘s inaugural Festival of Disruption, one of Los Angeles’ most anticipated cultural events, and took place at the Ace Hotel Theater in October 2016, raising funds for The David Lynch Foundation.With a set including a new take on beloved Led Zeppelin classics, stripped down versions of “Black Dog” and “Whole Lotta Love” are met with a rapturous response from the packed theater audience, with whom Plant enjoys a genuine rapport. Also included are “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You” and “Going to California”, alongside solo standouts “Turn It Up”, “The Enchanter/Rainbow”, and “Little Maggie”.The upcoming concert film will serve as a rare opportunity for fans to witness the legendary frontman as they’ve never seen or heard him before. This David Lynch-curated event aims to feature artists with “knowledge and mystery”–undoubtedly Robert Plant has an abundance of both. Proceeds from the sale of this DVD will benefit the David Lynch Foundation.Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters Live At David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption Track listing:1) Poor Howard2) Turn It Up3) Black Dog4) Medley: The Enchanter / Rainbow5) Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You6) Little Maggie7) Medley: Hoochie Coochie Man / Whole Lotta Love / Mona8) Going To CaliforniaBonus Features include:1) David Lynch on Creativity2) David Lynch on Meditation3) David Lynch on Musiclast_img read more

Corpora speaks on Year of Mercy

first_imgWith Pope Francis’ declaration of 2016 as the Jubilee Year of Mercy, one of Pope Francis’ Missionaries of Mercy spoke at Coleman-Morse Center on Wednesday night. This Missionary of Mercy, Fr. Joe Corpora, a Holy Cross Priest, director of university-school partnerships in ACE, and priest in residence at Dillon Hall, spoke on the power of mercy and his personal experiences as a Missionary of Mercy.“I believe that God gave Pope Francis an extraordinary grace to look at the signs of the times and to read them, and looking at the signs of the times the Holy Father sensed this dire need for mercy, that it might have been the one thing the world needed more than anything else,” Corpora said.Corpora said Francis has made great strides in the understanding of mercy.“Pope Francis goes as far as to say mercy is God’s name,” Corpora said, “He’s moved the understanding of [mercy] from something that God does … to something that He is. He is mercy.”With this declaration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Francis set about spreading this message of mercy by calling out for missionaries of mercy. Corpora was nominated and chosen to be one of these missionaries, an act which he said was incredibly emotional for him.“Well, I just wept,” Corpora said, “I was overcome with joy and gratitude.”This position as a Missionary of Mercy allowed Corpora the opportunity to travel to the Vatican where he met with other missionaries and Pope Francis himself. Corpora said the Pope was “entirely the person you see on TV.”“There is nothing I wouldn’t tell him about my life. He just exudes grace and mercy,” Corpora said.After leaving the Vatican, Corpora said he set about spreading this message of mercy.“I received a lifetime of mercy, so what else could I do but give it away?” Corpora said.One of the most important aspects of this mercy, Corpora said, was the act of confession. Corpora talked on his own approach to confession through mercy.“I try in each instance to help the person see that the mercy of God is bigger than any possible sin than any person could possibly commit. That our sins are like little blips on the screen of God’s mercy, that God’s mercy trumps and overcomes any sin that anyone could have committed,” Corpora said.Corpora also spoke on how anyone could go about fulfilling this message of mercy. Corpora said that all must go about, “practicing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.”“Whatever work of mercy we practice must bring us into contact with people, whether it’s a corporal work of mercy, giving food to the hungry, drink to the thirsty, visiting the prisoners. It brings us into contact with people,” he said.One must undertake this mission of mercy in a way that focuses on human to human interaction, Corpora said.“Imagine how much our lives would be different if we engaged with each other from that perspective, which is basically human to human. Instead of, as we often do, we engage with others as Mexican to Anglo, African American to Asian, gay to straight, documented to undocumented, rich to poor, but rather as human to human … which is basically I have something good to give, and something good to receive from another person,” Corpora said.Corpora said he has faith this message of mercy will endure.“We’ve had a lot of these thematic years in the last ten years — the year of family, the year of faith, the year of consecrated life, but they began with a big flourish and you didn’t hear about them until they were over, but the Year of Mercy just keeps growing,” Corpora said.Tags: Joe Corpora, Missionary of Mercy, Pope Francis, Year of Mercylast_img read more

College environmental studies program to encourage care through tubing

first_imgSaint Mary’s students are sliding into St. Patrick’s County Park to celebrate community on Sunday.The day will consist of snow tubing, community engagement, fun and warming up by the fire, environmental studies professor Aaron Moe said in an email. The event was co-sponsored by the environmental studies (ENVS) program and the Office for Civic and Social Engagement. Moe commented on how the event contributes to both of the program and offices goals.“[The OCSE director Rebekah DeLine and I] started talking about a tubing trip to Saint Patrick’s Park,” Moe said. “She liked the idea that such an event would help students connect with the rich history of the early [Holy Cross] sisters who farmed on what is now St. Pat’s park. It could be one of many events that celebrates the 175 years of Saint Mary’s. And from an ENVS perspective, it is a great way to get outside.”Both Moe and DeLine played pivotal roles in the planning of the event, Moe said.“I helped get the vision of it established and then helped where I could to bring the vision to fruition,” he said. “Rebekah DeLine covered all the logistics with St. Patrick’s Park. I helped by making the flyer, the Google form, and things like that.”Moe said he hopes to raise awareness for available programs at the College and for the rich history that connects the College and the sisters to farming and St. Patrick’s Park. He sees the event connecting students with the sisters’s early farming practices, which will also help to support the building of a sustainable farm on the Saint Mary’s campus.“One of my hopes is that such events will increase awareness of our environmental studies program at Saint Mary’s. It is now a major,” Moe said. “Along with the ENVS major, a group of people have been working to start an organic, sustainable farm at Saint Mary’s. … I hope that students who go tubing recognize that the vision of the early sisters growing their own food for Saint Mary’s students to eat is carrying forward in the efforts to have a farm on Saint Mary’s campus.”Moe invited the entire Saint Mary’s community to the event via email, and three and a half hours later, the 99 available slots were filled. Moe said he had some ideas of why the event appealed to so many people.“Even though there is a constant, low grumbling about the snow, many people out there — myself included — love it,” Moe said. “The fact that this filled up so fast shows that many students, too, love the snow. Some people may be surprised that it filled up so fast, but then, why should anyone be surprised? If someone is surprised, they probably need to reexamine their assumptions as to who the students are at SMC.”Many people were placed on a waitlist for the event after the 99 slots were claimed. Moe said he is planning similar events for the upcoming seasons that he hopes will connect students with the environment in the future.“I plan to make sure the Fall Float happens each autumn, the spring hike, and, I imagine, that this won’t be the last time we go tubing,” Moe said.Moe said he is excited to help establish a relationship between students and the outdoors. He feels as if connecting students to nature in this seemingly trivial way will translate into love for the earth and a passion for environmental justice, while also helping to fulfill the Saint Mary’s mission.“I love that Saint Mary’s has a mission that involves both social and environmental justice,” Moe said. “Getting outside develops our love for the Earth. We fight for the things we love.”Tags: Aaron Moe, environmental studies, Office of Civic and Social Engagement, Saint Patrick’s County Parklast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Jake Gyllenhaal Fights for Oona Laurence in Southpaw & More

first_imgWait! What show are we doing?? #ilovethesekids pic.twitter.com/SxBl3Pgiew— Kelli O’Hara (@kelliohara) March 27, 2015 Sophie Okonedo Will Return to New York TheaterSophie Okonedo has been tapped to star in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible in New York in 2016. According to the Daily Mail, the production will be helmed by Ivo van Hove; no word yet on theater or specific dates. Okonedo won the Tony last year for her Broadway debut in the revival of A Raisin in the Sun.What Show is Kelli O’Hara Doing Again?It’s Friday, so we like to leave you on a high note, or even better one of Kelli O’Hara’s high notes. Check out the adorable video below of the five-time Tony nominee singing with the kids of The King and I a number from…The Sound of Music. We presume they’ll have their Rodgers and Hammerstein tuners straight before they officially open at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theatre on April 16. View Commentscenter_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Jake Gyllenhaal Fights for Oona Laurence in Southpaw TrailerBroadway alum Jake Gyllenhaal’s movie Southpaw, co-starring former Matilda lead Oona Laurence, will hit theaters on July 31 and the first trailer certainly packs a punch. A pumped-up Gyllenhaal plays a boxer in danger of losing his daughter (Laurence) in the family drama. Check it out below—it’s crystal clear why Gyllenhaal is generating so much buzz on stage and screen this year, and how the Tony-winning magical maggot has lined up a string of screen projects.last_img read more

The scoop on poop

first_imgBy Cat HolmesUniversity of GeorgiaIt wouldn’t be a stretch to call Georgia the king of the hill when it comes to poultry. After all, the state produces 24.6 million broiler chickens each day, more than any other U.S. state and more than most nations.And that hill would be largely composed of chicken litter were it not for an innovative voluntary nutrient management program.”The whole purpose of the plan is to teach farmers how to apply chicken litter correctly to soil as a fertilizer and avoid nutrient contamination in soil and ground water,” said Dan Cunningham, a University of Georgia poultry scientist and the program’s administrator.Less than four years after its start, nearly every poultry grower in Georgia has been trained in the best way to manage the poultry litter on their farm, whether it’s applied to their own fields or hauled to nearby farms. More than 3,800 farmers had the training in more than 70 sessions.”We’re as close to having every poultry producer in the state trained as we can possibly be,” Cunningham said. “Since January, we’ve been doing follow-up programs, which are basically refresher courses. And we’ve already done eight to 10 this year, working with 400 to 500 people.”Pros and consWhen the adage, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” was coined, the coiner may have had chicken litter in mind.”Chicken litter is actually what we call a complete fertilizer,” said Glen Harris, a soil scientist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “It contains nitrogen, phosphorus and potash, as well as other minerals, so it’s good stuff. And that’s the reason we bother using it.”The challenge with poultry litter is that we fertilize most crops for nitrogen,” Harris said. “Poultry litter contains too much phosphorus in proportion to the nitrogen. So if too much litter is applied to a field, the excess phosphorus can eventually run off into the groundwater, causing algae blooms in lakes and reservoirs. Eventually, you can get fish kills.”Another challenge it presents, he said, is its odor. “Folks have tried all kinds of deodorants and such. But let’s call a spade a spade: it stinks,” he said.How it worksTo use chicken litter as fertilizer and avoid nutrient contamination, poultry growers must keep careful records. They must have both the litter and soil to which it will be applied analyzed.”The program and training are site-specific,” Cunningham said. “That’s the point: one farm may have a major water source running through it, and obviously the concerns there would be quite different from another one down the road with no proximity to a water source.”Growers are also trained on how to apply and store the manure, prevent soil erosion and dispose of dead birds.The Georgia Poultry Federation plays matchmaker, matching farmers who want manure and with those who have it available. Because transporting the litter is costly, finding farms near the growers is crucial.Environmental protectionAs the poultry industry in Georgia has grown, so have concerns about water and soil contamination. Algae blooms in Lake Lanier and Lake Allatoona, as well as soil samples showing too much phosphorous in the farmland of 13 counties, have made it clear that properly managing poultry litter is necessary.The fact that Georgia’s nutrient management program is voluntary is unique, Cunningham said.”Before there was any indication that there was an environmental problem, before there were any rules or regulations, we decided to take a proactive approach,” he said.”We protect the state’s surface water and groundwater and enhance the value of litter as fertilizer through best management practices,” he said, “which is what this program teaches.”(Cat Holmes is a science writer with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Be prepared

first_imgBy David Emory StooksburyUniversity of GeorgiaWhether you live on the coast or in the mountains, a major hurricane will be devastating when it inevitably strikes the Georgia coast. How will you and your family fare? It all depends on how well you prepare.The first step you need to take is to have an all-hazards kit that will allow your family to survive at least three to seven days without water, food or electricity.FirstThe most important element in the kit is at least 1 gallon of bottled water per person per day. Don’t forget to plan for your pets. An “all-hazards kit” can be used for any natural or manmade disaster. Details on assembling one are at www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/prepare/supply_kit.shtml.SecondThe second step is to know what your county emergency plan is and to follow it. If you’re asked to evacuate, it’s important to do so. If you’re not asked to evacuate, it’s important to stay where you are, keeping the roads free for those who must get out of harm’s way.ThirdProtecting property is next on the list. By far, the most important way to do that is to buy federal flood insurance. Standard homeowner and business insurance doesn’t cover flood damage.The most devastating damage from Katrina was caused by flooding, and many were shocked to find that their policy didn’t cover water damage. If you don’t have federal flood insurance, you’re probably not covered for water and flood damage.Georgians living hundreds of miles from the coast need to seriously consider flood insurance. The remnants of Tropical Storm Alberto in 1994 caused massive flooding in middle and south Georgia.The mountains aren’t immune from flooding. With the state’s rapid urbanization, locations that were safe from flooding just a few years ago are now much more likely to flood. The entire state is vulnerable to flooding.Buy nowSince it takes 30 days for a flood insurance policy to cover the flood damage, you have to buy it well ahead of the event. And since Georgia is nearing the heart of the hurricane season, you should have already bought flood insurance. If you haven’t, there’s no time to wait.You can learn about the federal flood insurance program from your insurance agent or at www.floodsmart.gov. Or call 1-888-CALL-FLOOD, ext. 445, or TDD (telecommunications device for the deaf) number 1-800-427-5593.After flood insurance, securing the home with proper wind shutters for doors and windows is a must. Taping windows is a waste of time.The best choice of shutters is either plywood or manufactured shutters. Make sure that plywood shutters are well attached. Underestimating the power of the wind is common. Many people return home to find plywood shutters ripped off the house by the wind.With manufactured shutters, make sure they’re properly installed. Learn more about properly securing your home or business at www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/retrofit/secure_home.shtml.The actions you and your family should take well in advance and once a hurricane watch has been issued can be found at www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/action.shtml.(David Emory Stooksbury is the state climatologist and a professor of engineering and atmospheric sciences in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Soggy Bottom SUP Tour: Day 3

first_imgClick here to read reports from Day 1 and Day 2 of the tour.“Sunshine at Last” First stop – Cheat Lake, West VirginiaWe left Deep Creek under mostly cloudy skies and a temperature of 57, the weather forecast was promising as we headed southwest into West Virginia. By the time we reached our first stop of the day Cheat Lake, the sunshine had returned and the temperature was a warm 74 degrees, much better than the previous two days of rain and cool temperatures. We launched at Sunset Beach public boat launch and headed out of the cove into the main body of Cheat Lake, the water was cool around 67 degrees and rather cloudy with debris from the recent two days of storms, it was a fun paddle and easy access off of I – 68 and only minutes from Morgantown. The Cheat Lake is great place to learn to paddle board especially since it is so close to WVU and Morgantown area. We had a good paddle, we checked out the new bridge construction and a few lakefront houses and headed back to the launch to head to our next site Stonewall Jackson Resort and State Park.  Along the way we checked out the Mon river and Tygart rivers, due to all the rain the previous two days we skipped the paddle in downtown Morgantown on the Mon river and the stop at Tygart Lake. As the new name “Epic Stand Up Paddleboard Tour”  headed south on I – 79 to Stonewall Jackson Lake, we dialed up another friend, Jim Haas from our days at Snowshoe that works at a office along I-79 now near Bridgeport, West Virginia to look out the window as the paddleboard tour headed south. Cheat  Lake Area information:Launch site: Sunset Beach public boat launch, freePaddleboard rental nearby or Bring Your Own Board:  Sunset Beach Marina & WatersportsNearby lodging: Lakeview Resort, lots of lodging options in nearby MorgantownDining options: Archie’s Lakehouse (on the water, casual dining) Cheat Lake Pizza (pizza & pasta)Other nearby area activities: Coopers Rock (climbing, mountain biking and hiking) Cheat River (kayaking and rafting)Second stop – Stonewall Jackson LakeThis is now one of my  favorite paddleboard sites; I had been to the lake before for other activities in the past, but today’s visit was truly epic, we headed out from the launch near the lakefront cottages,(theses cottage are the perfect place to stay for a weekend paddleboard adventure with some friends, they are waterfront at the northern end of the park) the lake was calm, the skies were sunny and the water was a warm 74 degrees, almost as warm as the 76 degree air. We headed up the lake toward the Stonewall Resort lodge, we noticed a tunnel under the road leading to a cove which had some dead trees still standing from the days when the lake was built, the tunnel was a unique experience as was the gladed paddleboard trail through the old trees, on our return trip to the launch we saw a Osprey dive down and catch a fish about 25 yards away, we followed the shoreline around the other side of the lake back to launch which had many areas where you could stop and check out the beautiful scenery of the park. We returned to the launch to let Rasta and Bahama, my two 4 month old golden retriever puppies enjoy the water and do a little paddleboarding, this complete a great visit to Stonewall Jackson Lake. Once we convinced Rasta and Bahama to get off the boards and out of the water we loaded up and headed about 15 minutes down I – 79 to a new lake on the tour, that Jeff’s sister “Samme” had suggested since we missed Tygart Lake earlier due to the rain storms the previous two days, this new stop was Burnsville Lake.  1 2last_img read more