Nick Dunnning signs up Townends and Stirling Ackroyd to OnTheMarket

By on May 7, 2021

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Nick Dunnning signs up Townends and Stirling Ackroyd to OnTheMarket previous nextMarketingNick Dunnning signs up Townends and Stirling Ackroyd to OnTheMarketTwo brands’ 28 branches and 800 sales properties are now listing on the portal, alongside their existing agreements with Zoopla and Rightmove.Nigel Lewis18th September 201801,173 Views  Nick Dunning Associates has signed up its two brands Townends and Stirling Ackroyd to OnTheMarket.com and both are already listing properties on the site, it has been announced.Townends’ 21 branches are all individually listing their sales and rental properties on the portal, as are Stirlilng Ackroyd’s seven branches.Both brands have most of their branches within Greater London but also parts of Surrey, Middlesex, and North Hampshire and bring approximately 800 sales properties to the portal.In an increasingly digital world it is important to be represented on all the major portals and OnTheMarket has shown itself to be gaining momentum and becoming a credible challenger to the big two,”Says Matt Hewitt, Commercial Director at Nick Dunning Associates (left).Both Townends and Stirling Ackroyd list with Rightmove and ZPG.“Nick Dunning Associates’ brands Stirling Ackroyd and Townends are excited to be joining OnTheMarket and look forward to presenting our clients’ properties to an even wider audience”.Helen Whiteley, Commercial Director at OnTheMarket, said: “Townends and Stirling Ackroyd are yet more distinguished brands in the estate agent industry choosing to support OnTheMarket.com and we look forward to helping match active property-seekers with their marketed properties”.“Their backing strengthens our position within the local markets where they operate and demonstrates the broad appeal for OnTheMarket’s proposition of an agent-backed portal.” nick dunning associates OnTheMarket Stirling Ackroyd Townends September 18, 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 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 2021last_img read more

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Indonesian dentists walk on tightrope as practices forced to close due to COVID-19

By on October 19, 2020

first_imgCandra Juniar Amiarno, a 38-year-old dentist living in East Jakarta, was forced to stop practicing after the COVID-19 outbreak hit the country in early March.“I was not allowed to practice by my mother because the risk for dentists was very high,” she told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday. “I’m honestly scared [to continue my dental practice during the outbreak].”As dozens of doctors and medical workers have been exposed and killed fighting the outbreak, dentists were also putting their lives on the line as the Indonesian Dentists Association (PDGI) announced that at least six dentists had died due to the pneumonia-like illness. Read also: Coronavirus found in air samples up to 4 meters from patientsHananto said most dentists had complied with the warning, adding that only 30 percent of all dentists in Jakarta were still practicing in hospitals to handle emergencies, such as oral bleeding and severe dental pain.While limiting dental practices is seen as necessary to ensure safety and curb transmissions, the policy has also caused dentists to lose their source of income.“[My income] has been severely affected, as fewer hours mean a smaller income,” Candra said.Pedestrians walk on a bridge in Jakarta on April 9. Jakarta has applied large-scale social restrictions, which will be enforced until midnight on April 24 and could be extended. (JP/ Seto Wardhana )Diana Kusriyanti, a 42-year-old dentist living in Tangerang, also said her monthly revenue had dropped by almost 90 percent.“My income has decreased while basic necessities have become more expensive. My mortgage and credit obligations cannot be fulfilled either,” she told the Post on Wednesday.Seeing the dire financial situation of dentists, Hananto advised doctors to be patient and start living frugally, reminding that the outbreak had also economically impacted workers in other industries.“I’ve closed my dental practice for more than three weeks now, so I’ve started living modestly and avoiding excess,” he said. “We will manage as long as we start managing our spending better and save money,”. “It is better than me insisting on opening up my dental practice and contracting the disease. If that happened, my family and I would regret that for life,”. He added.Hananto also said the inability to make payments had also affected many new dentists that had invested in new dental equipment and office space.He, however, noted that the government had issued a policy to extend loan payment deadlines for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) for up to one year to help them cope with the effects of the outbreak. Read also: Indonesia’s COVID-19 stimulus playbook explainedPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said the new relaxation would apply to business loans worth up to Rp 10 billion (US$619,118), both from banks and non-bank institutions.“The association has also requested that postponement of installments as dentists are only treating emergency cases now,” Hananto said.He also reminded dentists still practicing to always wear  personal protective equipment (PPE), adding that the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) and the COVID-19 task force had been donating PPE to the association.“Keep our families safe by not practicing for now. Hopefully, this COVID-19 outbreak will pass and we can practice as usual,” he said.As of Monday morning, the country had recorded 4,241 cases of COVID-19 with 373 fatalities and 359 recoveries, as published by the Health Ministry on its official website on emerging diseases, infeksiemerging.kemkes.go.id.Topics : PDGI chair Sri Hananto Seno said dental and oral examination left patients, dentists and assistants vulnerable to contracting the disease as they were exposed to droplets, which were the main method of transmission.“[The droplets] can end up on the clothes of dentists and assistants, which can cause transmission between them and other patients coming in for an examination,” Hananto told the Post on Thursday.Candra also said that using drills during a dental examination could spread very fine water particles in the air that could carry the coronavirus for up to three hours, requiring the whole dental examination room and equipment to be disinfected every 30 minutes.Minding the danger, the association has advised the public to only see dentists for emergency and serious dental problems during the outbreak. In the meantime, it also has urged dentists to reduce their hours, especially those above 60 years old.last_img read more

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Kupper Chevrolet returns as Dakota Classic Tour sponsor

By on September 23, 2020

first_imgMANDAN, N.D. – Kupper Chevrolet returns this season as title sponsor for the Dakota Classic Modified and Stock Car Tours. This is the second in a three-year pact. The largest Chevrolet dealer in North Dakota, Kupper again pro­vides point funds of $2,000 for traveling IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds and $1,000 for traveling IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. The Kupper Automotive companies include Kupper Chevrolet and Kupper Subaru in Mandan and Bis­marck Motor Company. Kupper Chevrolet also supplies crate engines that are an option for three of the IMCA divisions sanctioned in North Dakota. “This tour continues to grow and has become a ‘must-attend’ for many of our Modified and Stock Car racers, not just in the upper Midwest but across the country,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder observed. “The support of Kupper has been a welcome addition and a relationship we’re very proud of.”Opening night for the 25th annual Modified series and the seventh annual Stock Car series is Sunday, July 6 at Nodak Speedway. The series are at Estevan Motor Speedway on July 7, at Williston Basin Speedway on July 8, at Southwest Speedway on July 9, at Dacotah Speedway on July 10 and at Jamestown Speedway on July 11.All six Modified features are 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying events.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, home region, Allstar Performance State and special series points will be awarded to both Modified and Stock Car drivers. One hundred and eight drivers from 11 states and Canada competed over the course of the 2013 Modified tour. Fifty-two Stock Car drivers from four states and Canada saw circuit action. More information about new or used vehicles from Kupper Chevrolet is available by calling 701 663-9851 and at the www.kupper-chevrolet.com website.last_img read more

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Sharapova edges Halep for 2nd French Open title

By on August 12, 2020

first_imgRussia’s Maria Sharapova screams after scoring a point during final of the French Open tennis tournament against Romania’s Simona Halep at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Saturday, June 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)PARIS (AP) — Nothing came easily for Maria Sharapova in the French Open final.Serves hit by her surgically repaired shoulder often missed the mark, resulting in 12 double-faults. Shots that would be winners against most opponents were retrieved by Simona Halep and sent right back. Leads that usually hold up vanished in a blink. On a muggy afternoon, with the temperature in the high 70s (20s Celsius), points were lung-searing struggles.Sharapova was up to the task. In an entertaining and undulating championship match — the first women’s final at Roland Garros in 13 years to go three sets — Sharapova showed that she’s as tough as they come, particularly on the red clay that used to flummox her. She edged Halep 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4 Saturday to win a second French Open title in three years.“This is the toughest Grand Slam final I’ve ever played,” Sharapova said.It is her fifth major trophy in all. Remarkably, Sharapova owns twice as many from Paris as the one each she won at Wimbledon in 2004, the U.S. Open in 2006, and the Australian Open in 2008.“I never thought seven, eight years ago, that I would win more Roland Garroses when I was 27 years old than any other Grand Slam,” Sharapova said after the 3-hour, 2-minute tangle that featured terrific defense and shotmaking by both women.“It’s a tournament, when I was young and growing up, I wanted to win,” Sharapova added. “To think that I’ve won it two times is, I don’t know — so emotional right now, I can’t even talk.”Not bad for someone who once famously described herself as feeling like a “cow on ice” when it came to playing on clay, a slow, demanding surface that requires excellent footwork. Now she knows how to move on clay, and can stretch points when needed. Since the start of 2012, Sharapova is 54-4 with seven titles on clay. She’s also won 20 consecutive clay three-setters, including four in a row this week.Russia’s Maria Sharapova reacts after defeating Romania’s Simona Halep in their final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Saturday, June 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)“I will not forget this match,” said Halep, who wiped away tears afterward.Sharapova broke into a huge smile while hoisting the trophy overhead, then shaking it with both hands and scanning a stadium that, improbably, has become hers. This was her third final in a row in Paris: She won the 2012 title to complete a career Grand Slam, then lost to Serena Williams in 2013.Sharapova is 20-1 the last three years at Roland Garros — which is nothing compared to Rafael Nadal’s 65-1 career French Open mark heading into Sunday’s final Sunday against Novak Djokovic, but certainly quite impressive.Plus, Sharapova had an operation on her right shoulder, the one she uses to swing her racket, in October 2008. That joint troubled her again in 2013, when she played one match from July to December.She now travels with a physiotherapist, Jerome Bianchi, and told him during the post-match ceremony, “Thank you for keeping me healthy.”This was the ninth Grand Slam final for the No. 7-seeded Sharapova, and the first for Halep, a 22-year-old Romanian seeded fourth. Supported by a dozen folks in her guest box wearing red T-shirts saying “Allez Simona,” and fans that chanted her first name, Halep acquitted herself well, showing off the scrambling baseline style that carried her to six straight-set wins until Saturday.Each time it appeared Sharapova was ready to pull away, she was forced to do extra work.At 4-3 in the second set, Sharapova held two break points, but Halep saved both with gutsy groundstrokes. In the tiebreaker, Sharapova got within two points of victory at 5-3, but Halep took the next four to claim the set.That’s when Sharapova left for the locker room, taking an 8-minute break during which she changed out of her sweat-soaked outfit — and let Halep stew for a bit. Sharapova went ahead 4-2, but Halep broke back to 4-all.It turned out that was her last stand, though. Sharapova wouldn’t lose another point, gritting her teeth and shaking her fists after breaking at love for 5-4 with a backhand winner, then holding at love by forcing a backhand error from Halep on match point.When it ended, Sharapova dropped to her knees, caking her shins with clay, and folded her body forward, burying her face in her hands.“I had good tactics today. I opened the angles. Also, I was hitting the ball strong,” Halep said.But Sharapova, Halep continued, “hit the balls very strong” and “was moving really well.”Cow on ice?More like Queen of Clay.___Follow Howard Fendrich on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HowardFendrichlast_img read more

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Foreclosures to hit U.S. economy hard

By on December 30, 2019

first_imgAn expected surge in home foreclosures will cause U.S. property values to sink by $223 billion, with the most severe effects in minority communities, a new report says.The report released Tuesday by the Center for Responsible Lending estimates that about one in three households will see their property values drop by $5,000 on average as mortgages made to borrowers with weak credit in 2005 and 2006 reset at higher interest rates, accelerating the pace of foreclosures.Property values and tax revenues will decline most sharply, the center said, in neighborhoods with many minority residents, who received a disproportionate share of such mortgages. The report’s authors asserted that foreclosures hurt surrounding properties, raising the risk of fire and vandalism.“These foreclosures are wiping out wealth that people often took a lifetime to build,” said Martin Eakes, the center’s chief executive. “Many families will never achieve homeownership again” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Durham, N.C.-based center is pushing for legislation up for a House vote Thursday that would ban abusive lending practices, such as steering homeowners into refinanced mortgages that don’t provide any benefit.Advocacy groups say poor and minority borrowers who qualified for traditional loans were nevertheless steered into mortgages that reset to dramatically high levels after a short “teaser” period.These practices “succeeded in wrecking the futures of hundreds of thousands of homeowners and their families,” said Shanna Smith, executive director of the National Fair Housing Alliance.Experts project that between 1million and 2 million of those loans will wind up in foreclosure.The center’s property value analysis, and its estimate that 44.5 million homes will see property values decline, was based on academic research showing that a foreclosure lowers the price of neighboring properties by 0.9 percent on average. That effect was higher in poor neighborhoods, where prices dropped 1.4percent on average.last_img read more

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