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Liberia seeks trial of UK national over carbon deal

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Kenya Commercial Bank ( 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank ( listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank (  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Rwanda Limited is a commercial bank offering financial solutions to private individuals and the corporate banking segment in Rwanda. KCB Bank Rwanda is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group which is East Africa’s largest commercial bank by asset base. The Bank was established in 2008 after it was licensed by Rwanda’s banking regulator, the National Bank of Rwanda. It has 14 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda as well as an extensive network of KCB Iwacu agents. Kenya Commercial Bank is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Martin Johnson reflects on England win over Wales in Lions context

first_imgMonday Feb 20, 2017 Martin Johnson reflects on England win over Wales in Lions context England legend and former Test coach Martin Johnson has reflected on the thrilling Wales vs England Six Nations clash from round two, singling out Owen Farell as a key man in Eddie Jones’ ambitions of claiming back to back titles. If selected by Jones to play against Italy at Twickenham, Farrell will win his 50th England cap; he has also already amassed over 500 international points, appeared at a World Cup in 2015 and toured with the British & Irish Lions in 2013 in Australia.Farrell was selected on a six-man shortlist for World Player of the Year in the summer and despite missing out on the top gong, he has become England’s Mr Reliable; both off the kicking tee and with his creativity behind the scrum.He has been promoted to England’s vice-captaincy role and skippered the side during the last-gasp win against Wales in Cardiff following the withdrawal of skipper Dylan Hartley after just 46 minutes.Farrell, who helped Saracens win the domestic and European double in 2016, has formed a formidable midfield pairing with Leicester-bound George Ford and is now the first name on England boss Jones’ team-sheet. Last week Johnson and legendary Ireland skipper Brian O’Driscoll described Farrell as an outside shot at captaining the Lions this summer in New Zealand, while World Cup winning boss Sir Clive Woodward thinks he’s the heir apparent to Hartley’s leadership crown for England.“I think he can do either, fly-half or centre, that’s the great thing with him,” said the former England captain, who is running the rule over each of the home nations’ candidates for this summer’s Lions Tour to New Zealand.“I just like his demeanour, I always have. He’s been through a World Cup, he’s been around for five or six years now with the England team, he’s very experienced.“He took a hit from [Ross] Moriarty, that’s that type of game, but he took it, got up and got on with it, and then at the end of the game made the pass when he needed to, to put England in to win the game.”It was Farrell’s combination with Ford that set up the try for Elliot Daly in Wales, expertly capitalising on Jonathan Davies’ failure to find touch with a kick.And while the Welshman still made Johnson’s team of the week as well, it was Farrell that was the most talked about centre of the weekend, stealing 62 per cent of the conversation on Twitter to go with his four carries, 11 points, one clean break and one defender beaten.Martin Johnson is an Ambassador for British & Irish Lions Principal Partner Standard Life Investments.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Fundraising with e-mail and the Web

Fundraising with e-mail and the Web AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement E-mail and the Web work best as a fundraising tool when applied together. Find out why from US consultant Michael Stein in Combining Web and E-Mail For Online Fundraising Success.” If this is all new to you then try his A Primer On Online Fundraising for Non-profit Organisations. Howard Lake | 23 November 2000 | News read more

Men’s basketball signs four

first_imgFacebook TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee + posts Twitter Archie said the passion one of his future teammates displayed during the recruiting process won him over.“As soon as Kendric Davis saw I got the offer from TCU, he’s been on me ever since the summer,” Archie said. “He’s hit me up on Twitter, texting, any social media app that he could use to hit me up he did to try and get me to come to TCU. He’s one of the hardest recruiting players out there, texting me every day, telling me stuff about the school, and it’s one thing to be wanted by the coaching staff and the players already there, but the recruits, that spoke volumes about the program.”Barlow, a 6-10 center with a 7-foot wingspan, was named to the all-district team as a junior last season at Lloyd V. Berkner High School. He has a four-star ranking by ESPN. He is ranked as the No. 14 center in the country and the No. 14 player in the state of Texas by 247Sports.“Russell has a big, strong body with very good hands and a soft touch around the basket,” Dixon said. “We expect him to improve due to his strong work ethic.” The Horned Frogs celebrate their NIT championship as the buzzer sounds on their victory over Georgia Tech. Photo courtesy of Linkedin Linkedin Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Garrett Podell Previous articleWomen’s basketball welcomes four in early signing periodNext articleEquestrian falls to Baylor in a tiebreaker Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Garrett Podell center_img printTCU head coach Jamie Dixon hauled in another recruiting class, as he announced the signing of three four-star players and one of the top players from New Zealand Wednesday for the 2018-19 season.Kendric Davis, Kaden Archie, Russell Barlow, and Angus McWilliam all signed with TCU and will be freshmen next season for the Horned Frogs.Before Dixon coached his first game in Fort Worth, TCU had only signed one other four-star recruit: Karviar Shepherd. His first signee was four-star guard Jaylen Fisher, and he signed another four-star player in center Kevin Samuel last year.Davis, a 5-10 guard, averaged 23.0 points and 7.4 assists per game as a junior at Sam Houston High School. The Houston native is a four-star recruit according to 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals. He was selected to the all-region team and as all-district MVP is sophomore and junior years. Davis is ranked as the No. 4 player in Texas by 247Sports as well as the No. 15 point guard in the nation.“Kendric is a tough, hard-nosed point guard,” Dixon said. “He possesses good leadership skills and has great vision on the court. He has a tremendous burst of speed with the ability to change pace.”Tomorrow I’ll be signing at Sam Houston high school at 2pm in the boys gym if y’all know me y’all know I’m out the trenches fr show love tomorrow everybody invited I mean everybody— 150 C.E.O (@kdavis5__) November 8, 2017Two of the signees are a short drive down the highway from TCU. Archie is from Midlothian, Texas and Barlow is from Richardson, Texas.Archie, rated a four-star recruit by 247Sports and Rivals, averaged 18.7 points and 5.0 rebounds per game as a junior last season at Midlothian High School. Archie, a 6-6 forward, was ranked as the No. 3 player in the state of Texas, the No. 16 small forward in the nation and No. 73 nationally by Scout.“Kaden is a versatile, physical, skilled wing that can play multiple positions,” Dixon said. “He’s very competitive and has the ability to become a great defender.” TCU begins its season Nov. 10 with an 8 p.m. tipoff against ULM at Schollmaier Arena. Gofrogs— Russell Barlow Jr. (@Bigrussell21) November 8, 2017The only non-Texan in the class is McWilliam, who is a 6-11 center/forward from Christchurch, New Zealand. As a 17-year old, McWilliam was a member of the New Zealand U-19 National Team this past summer. He averaged 27 points, 22 rebounds, four assists and three blocks per game at Middleton Grange School last season. McWilliam also played for Mainland Eagles Academy from 2014-17.“We are excited to add a guy who is big and has good skills like Angus,” said Dixon.  “He has great basketball talents, but also excels academically.” Garrett Podell Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Garrett Podell ReddIt Facebook Garrett Podell ReddIt TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award last_img read more

Poor control on the mound leads to blowout loss for No. 20 baseball

first_img + posts Conner McBride Twitter ReddIt Linkedin ReddIt Photo by Jack Wallace Facebook Conner McBride TCU360’s guide to filling out your bracket Conner McBride Star pitcher to make return against Dallas Baptist Conner McBride center_img Conner McBride Linkedin Twitter Baseball continues strong hitting in win over Abilene Christian Previous articleMen’s Tennis looks ahead to Arizona State in ranked matchupNext articleWomen’s basketball defeats UTA in Round 2 of WNIT, 71-52 Conner McBride RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Facebook printJake Guenther had the Horned Frogs lone RBIPhoto by Jack WallaceThe search for a consistent Saturday starter will continue for the TCU baseball team after a blowout loss to No. 9 Texas Saturday night. The Frogs walked eight batters in the 13-1 loss, tying the series at one game a piece. Texas DH Zach Zubia opened up the scoring with a line-drive home run that scored two in the top of the first inning. Zubia went 2-2 with four RBIs and two walks in the game.The Longhorns kept up the scoring in the top of the third as the team scored four runs off TCU starter Jake Eissler on three hits.Eissler lasted two innings and gave up six runs on five hits and two walks.“We’re still looking for answers on the pitching staff,” head coach Jim Schlossnagle said. “Every time there’s a little bit of a bright spot, they don’t throw strikes.”The TCU bullpen did not fare much better as the team gave up seven runs on ten hits and six walks.However, Schlossnagle is confident that the team would respond. “We’ve had about four or five of these and each time our guys have responded, so this time tomorrow we’ll know,” he said.The Horned Frogs will look to rebound and take the series against Texas on Sunday with the rubber match expected to start at 1 p.m. TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks TCU celebrates First Generation Students Day TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Take a Culinary Journey with Sushi Roku’s New East Meets West Menu

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Something as simple as the brussel sprout chips will leave an impression. These crispy truffle oil and salt veggies chips will make a greens lover out of anyone – they’re perfect to pair with Golden Road’s Wolf Pup IPA on tap. This hoppy, bright beer is an ideal companion to lighter foods and delicate flavors. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Take a culinary journey with Sushi Roku’s new East Meets West menu. This artful take on Japanese food combines well-balanced tastes, delectably fresh fish and surprising flavors. For dessert, the Matcha Butter Cake combines a western style fluffy cake with string matcha green tea powder. The pillowy cake is served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Order a Burnt Sugar Old Fashioned which features Knob Creek Bourbon, orange bitters and Angostura. This smoky drink offsets the lighter flavors on the menu like the delicate Sea Bream White Fish Sashimi. This tender sashimi marries the spice of with sliced jalapenos with the buttery fish and a hint of lime vinaigrette with ume furikake. The two stunning examples of East meets West fusion are the Seabass Slider and Wagyu slider. These sliders are piled high with toppings and pack a surprising amount of flavor into each bite. The Wagyu slider includes Camembert, crispy shiitakes, onions and truffle mayo in a crispy bun with with sesame seeds. The true standout is the flaky panko crusted sea bass with a layer of crispy red cabbage and tonkatsu tartar served on crispy bread. More Cool Stuff For a more substantial snack try the Fried Calamari with charred jalapeno glaze and winty sprouts. These tender bites have a crunchy coating and flavorful finish. The calamari is a cut above the rest and it’s tempting to make a meal out of these crispy bites. Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a commentcenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News For an equally adventurous take on sushi, order the Yellowtail Diced Chiles Roll with seared yellowtail, popcorn shrimp and jalapenos. This roll combines two popular appetizers – the yellowtail and popcorn shrimp – and is specific to Pasadena. Top of the News Sushi Roku is located in the One Colorado complex at 33 Miller Alley, Pasadena. Call (626) 683-3000 or visit for more details. Pasadena Eats, The Dining Blog Take a Culinary Journey with Sushi Roku’s New East Meets West Menu By VERONICA AN, Living Section Editor Published on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 | 3:43 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes The Tuna Tartar Phyllo Cups are the first example of East meets West – they take traditional tuna tartar but add bright yuzu guacamole and a finely sliced piece of soy truffle. They come in buttery phyllo cups. These one-bite appetizers are satisfying but you’ll still have room left for your main course. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Guest Opinion | Robin Salzer: Save Local Businesses with Christmas Gift Cards

first_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * If COVID-19 concerns and social distancing have you skipping a daily or weekly trip to your favorite Pasadena coffee shop, restaurant or retail store, please consider purchasing a Christmas gift card now.Our small, locally owned businesses especially restaurants often operate on exceptionally small profit margins, which means a drop in sales of 20 percent or even less could have a severe detrimental effect on that businesses survival. At stake is not only the sustainability of the business, but also the employment of its staff.Though virtually every industry has been touched by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is the restaurant industry that has been completely turned on its head.The lack of knowledge about the pandemic, the bewilderment of mixed messages and the utter dismay of restaurants being closed while other retail businesses are open and flourishing is pure unadulterated frustration for restaurant owners.Our restaurants were given a great opportunity to operate with outdoor dining by Mayor Victor Gordo, outgoing Mayor Terry Tornek and our City Council until Gov. Gavin Newsom shut down the state again two weeks ago. Takeout, curbside pickup and delivery are again the only options available at our Pasadena restaurants. As the retired owner of Robin’s Wood Fire BBQ I know firsthand that it will be extremely difficult if not impossible for some restaurants to survive this second closure with solely offering takeout and delivery.Every resident, visitor and foodie in Pasadena can help their favorite restaurant make it through the holidays by purchasing a gift card or a party pack of their favorite restaurant’s dishes or sides.During this shutdown a gift card is a fantastic way for you to help support a local business even if you can’t patronize it during this pandemic. The idea here is that you are giving this business some cash now, cash flow, to help them make it through the holidays and you can use the gift card down the line when the shutdowns are lifted and things get back to as normal as can be. Many restaurants and retailers allow you to purchase a gift card online.If you’re ordering takeout while you’re staying at home now is also a good time to focus on ordering your food from a smaller locally owned restaurant in Pasadena.Chances are pretty good that McDonald’s and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse are going to be able to survive months of slumped sales, but the same might not be true for your local Mexican restaurant, burger joint or steakhouse. If you’re torn between a chain restaurant and a favorite locally owned spot, choose the small guy.As we all continue to adapt to a new reality, the best way that we can keep ourselves safe and support local small businesses is to consciously shop locally (online or over the phone) when possible.Yes, it might not always be the most convenient — you may have to wait a little longer or pay a little more than you would at a big-box retailer. But, as Pasadena and the country struggle to overcome a once in a century pandemic, practicing patience, empathy and support towards our neighbors is paramount to our recovery as a city and a nation. A decision as small as purchasing a gift card from your favorite local restaurant or book store could make all the difference to the owners and staff of these businesses and would be an incredible Christmas gift for all.Robin Salzer is the former owner of Robin’s Wood Fire BBQ. He is also a former city commissioner and the founder of the Pasadena Hot Meal Program. Subscribe More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeauty 46 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News Opinion & Columnists Guest Opinion | Robin Salzer: Save Local Businesses with Christmas Gift Cards By ROBIN SALZER Published on Thursday, December 17, 2020 | 3:36 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

Cop accused of killing colleague during Russian roulette-like game to appear in court

first_imgcmannphoto/iStock(ST. LOUIS) — A St. Louis policeman is set to appear in court Thursday morning one week after he allegedly shot and killed his colleague while playing a Russian roulette-like game. Nathanial Hendren, 29, is facing charges of involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the death of his fellow officer, 24-year-old Katlyn Alix. Alix was off-duty at Hendren’s apartment in St. Louis, Missouri, when she was shot in the chest just before 1 a.m. local time on Jan. 24. Hendren and his patrol partner who was present — both on-duty at the time — rushed Alix to the hospital where she soon died. The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department initially called it an “accidental” killing in which an officer “mishandled a firearm.” But investigators later determined that Hendren and Alix were playing a dangerous game with a revolver. According to a probable cause statement from the police department, Hendren emptied the revolver’s chambers, put one bullet back in and spun the cylinder. He then pointed the weapon away and pulled the trigger. The gun did not fire. Alix took the firearm, pointed it at Hendren and pulled the trigger. Still nothing happened. Hendren then took back the revolver, pointed it at Alix and pulled the trigger. This time, the gun discharged the chambered round, according to the probable cause. Hendren’s partner, who has not yet been named, advised investigators that he had told Alix and Hendren that “they shouldn’t be playing with guns and that they were police officers,” according to the probable cause. The officer said he “felt uncomfortable” with the situation and “didn’t want to have any part of it. He was leaving Hendren’s apartment when he heard the gunshot,” according to the probable cause. The police department immediately launched an internal investigation into the incident and placed both Hendren and his partner on paid administrative leave. The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office launched its own investigation with the help of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The St. Louis circuit attorney, Kimberly Gardner, announced on Jan. 25 that her office had filed charges against Hendren. “This is a devastating incident for Katlyn Alix’s husband, parents, family and for our entire community,” Gardner said in a statement. “We will do whatever is necessary to get to the truth of this incident. Katlyn’s family and this community deserve nothing less.” On Monday, Gardner sent a letter to Col. John Hayden Jr., the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department commissioner, and Judge Jimmie Edwards, the city’s public safety director, raising concerns about how the investigation was handled in its early stages. Gardner said she believed there was probable cause that drugs or alcohol may have been “a contributing factor” in the shooting. Members of her team began preparing search warrants to have blood drawn from both Hendren and his partner, but police informed them that the local hospital will not honor the warrants — even though that is a common procedure in criminal investigations, Gardner said. Gardner said her team was later told that, “in lieu of the more exact blood specimen test,” the police department’s internal affairs division had conducted a breathalyzer test and taken urine samples from both officers under Garrity rights, which shield public employees from self-incrimination. “This is a serious problem in objective investigative tactics,” Gardner said in her letter. “Taking these tests under the cover of Garry appears as an obstructionist tactic to prevent us from understanding the state of the officers during the commission of this alleged crime.” Gardner also expressed concern over the police department’s swift assessment that Alix’s death was an accident. “In my opinion, it is completely inappropriate for investigators to approach a crime scene that early in the investigation with a predisposed conclusion about the potential outcome of a case,” she said. “I understand your need to get information out to the public quickly regarding officer-involved shooting cases, however, the labeling of any criminal incident as an accident prior to a full investigation is a violation of our duty as objective fact finders.” Alix, a military veteran who graduated from the St. Louis Police Academy in January 2017, was laid to rest Wednesday. Her family is demanding answers. “The way how everything went down, I don’t like it,” Alix’s mother, Aimee Chadwick, told CBS affiliate KMOV-TV in an interview. “I think there’s more answers. We need more answers. She loved her job. Even on her days off she would go visit all her friends down there because like I guess when you’re a police officer, [you have] that close bond with everyone.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Interview: Christopher May of new global property portal Residential People

first_imgResidential People, now live in five countries – with major agents on board including Lambert Smith Hampton, Belvoir, Avison Young, Redgrave and 99 Homes – may be on to something really good.If your local area of business is feeling a little crowded – and competition from online agents is growing what can you do? Well, one ‘new’ way is emerging, as a young global property portal settles in to the UK market.Residential People provides estate agents with a new source of buyer leads by opening doors to foreign investment, attracting a slew of international eyes on listings. The free to list portal plans to disrupt the status quo and support agents with its free to list solution, currently operating across the UK, South Africa, UAE, India and Nigeria.“We are targeting emerging and established markets,” says Christopher May, Commercial People Co-Director (pictured, left).“Alongside the UK, we are currently operating across South Africa, the UAE and India. Despite our brand infancy, we are well on the way to being one of the biggest portals in the UAE in terms of listings and on the way to becoming one of the largest in India as well.”“Our USP is simple. Every agent we’ve spoken to is concerned about the rising costs of property portals; Residential People is a free to list global property portal that helps to eliminate some of the expenses agencies face,” he says.Property portalFigures produced by The Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate, show that London is the number one ranking city in the world for capital appreciation and despite the uncertainty over Brexit, investment in the capital and the UK at large remains strong.“With the global reach of Residential People, any UK estate agent can tap into the growing foreign investment across the UK, gaining more exposure on their listings free of charge. not only from potential customers in the UK but also from successful expats across the UAE and beyond and we have even registered now in China.”May added, “We also want to make it abundantly clear that our aim is to work with agents and build an alternative to some of the portals that exist today. With agents’ support, we are hoping to disrupt the status quo and give agents an alternative to the current monopoly.”www.residentialpeople.comportal residential people Christopher May May 31, 2019The 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 Home » News » Interview: Christopher May of new global property portal Residential People previous nextProducts & ServicesInterview: Christopher May of new global property portal Residential PeopleThe Negotiator tracks down the portal’s co-founder to find out how it’s going to become the world’s ‘Rightmove’.Sheila Manchester31st May 201901,002 Viewslast_img read more