Knock Knock… who? A new hybrid estate agency for premium homes with a unique fee structure

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Knock Knock… who? A new hybrid estate agency for premium homes with a unique fee structure previous nextAgencies & PeopleKnock Knock… who? A new hybrid estate agency for premium homes with a unique fee structureKnockKnockHomes has launched in Surrey and Canterbury and is looking for agents to join its team, who will be able to earn up to £4,000 per sale.Nigel Lewis3rd March 202001,507 Views A new hybrid estate agency has quietly launched, backed by a former Purplebricks high flyer and with two territories already up and running in Surrey and Canterbury.KnockKnockHomes.co.uk says its fixed-price but stepped fee structure and brand is targeted at the ‘prime regional’ sector of the market between approximately £500,000 and £2 million, where fees can reach £10,000-£15,000 for a million pound house.The hybrid estate agency, which describes itself as combining what customers like of hybrid and traditional and therefore are somewhere in the middle, is charging a flat fee of £3,000 to sell a home, plus a further £2,000 if it sells for the asking price and up to a further £1,000 if it’s over.KnockKnock is looking for experienced industry professionals such as senior valuers and branch managers to join its self-employed team of commission-only representatives.After an initial three month set-up period, agents will receive half of each £3,000 fee, all of the £2,000 additional fee paid by the vendor if they achieve asking price and half of the additional £1,000 for going over it.“For too long negotiators in traditional high street branches keep just 4% to 10% of an agency’s commission depending on the company they are working for, but that is not much of an incentive to try and win a higher price for the vendor,” says Stephanie Walker (left), who is advising the company.“Our system offers successful agents the opportunity to earn up to £4,000 per sale.”Before setting up her own recruitment consultancy, Grace and Candour, Walker worked for Purplebricks in the UK and the US.“At KnockKnock we haven’t gone for that volume model where agents are incentivised on listings, but rather on price achieved,” she adds.The company hopes to grow its customer and representative base in the South and South West before rolling out nationally.Visit the site.Read our guide to hybrid agents.knockknockhomes.co.uk Stephanie Walker March 3, 2020Nigel 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

FGS Niedersachsen Destroys Pirate Skiffs

first_img Share this article View post tag: Destroys View post tag: News by topic June 15, 2011 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy On the morning of 10 June, the EU NAVFOR German warship FGS Niedersachsen detected a suspected Pirate Action Group (PAG) whilst conducting a routine patrol in the Southern Somali Basin.The PAG, which is suspected of carrying out a number of attacks on merchant vessels in the area, consisted of a fishing dhow and 2 attack skiffs. Small arms and Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG)s were also seen on board.As the Dhow was considered to be a real threat to shipping in the area, the German warship decided to disrupt the vessel but fears for the safety of the hostages on board prevented the Niedersachsen from taking direct action against the vessel. Instead, to remove the Dhow’s ability to launch further attacks, the warship opened fire on the 2 attack skiffs sinking them in the process. Without attack skiffs, it is highly unlikely that the suspected pirates could successfully board a vessel.Having lost its skiffs, the Dhow changed course and made its way back toward Somalia.This disruption has undoubtedly hampered pirate action and avoided highly probable attacks on merchant shipping and vulnerable vessels in the area.EUNAVFOR Somalia – Operation ATALANTA’s main tasks are to escort merchant vessels carrying humanitarian aid of the World Food Program (WFP) and vessels of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). EUNAVFOR also protects vulnerable vessels in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean, deters and disrupts piracy. EUNAVFOR finally monitors fishing activity off the coast of Somalia.[mappress]Source: eunavfor, June  14, 2011; View post tag: Niedersachsen View post tag: Skiffs View post tag: FGS FGS Niedersachsen Destroys Pirate Skiffs View post tag: Pirate Back to overview,Home naval-today FGS Niedersachsen Destroys Pirate Skiffs last_img read more

SLN Headquarters Welcomes Pakistani National Defence University Officers

first_img View post tag: National Back to overview,Home naval-today SLN Headquarters Welcomes Pakistani National Defence University Officers View post tag: Pakistan April 10, 2013 Share this article View post tag: Defence View post tag: News by topic View post tag: headquarters View post tag: Naval A 19-member team from the National Defence University in Pakistan led by Commodore Asif Saleem Chaudhry visited the Naval Headquarters in Colombo on 09th April 2013.The Head of the Delegation paid a courtesy call on Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage. They held cordial discussions and exchanged mementos to mark the occasion.The NDU officers attended an interactive session, presided over by the Commander of the Navy, where he briefed the present on the SLN role and its operations drawing attention to the SLN’s successes in asymmetric warfare.The Pakistan NDU team, comprising senior officers of the Armed Forces and Civil Services of Pakistan and military officers from China, the United Arab Emirates and the United States of America, is on a study tour in Sri Lanka with a view of gaining an overview of defence, economic, domestic and foreign policies of Sri Lanka.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, April 10, 2013; Image: Sri Lanka Navycenter_img View post tag: University View post tag: SLN View post tag: Officers View post tag: welcomes Training & Education View post tag: Defense View post tag: Navy SLN Headquarters Welcomes Pakistani National Defence University Officerslast_img read more

Assistant / Associate Professor

first_imgTo be considered for this position, candidates must apply to thisfaculty position through the university’s career website,https://www.vcujobs.com/For further information about this position, contact the SearchChair, Dr. Thomas Koertge, Department of Periodontics, [email protected] Proposed Hire Date07/01/2020 Application Process/Additional Information Teaching:The faculty member will have clinical and didactic teachingresponsibilities within both the predoctoral and postgraduateprograms of the Department of Periodontics, to include developmentand management of clinical and/or didactic curricular offerings inperiodontics. Faculty are expected to develop and maintain academicand clinical curricula that reflect evidence-based advances inresearch, technology and changes in the oral and general healthneeds of the population, and to prepare students to self-assesstheir learning outcomes and allow them opportunities toindividualize their preparation based on areas of strength andinterest and future career plans. In addition, the faculty membermay expect to be called upon to provide instruction in anintegrated curriculum system that includes baccalaureate, graduate,and professional education. Teaching across traditionaldepartmental lines and in multidisciplinary teams is required, andfaculty are expected to foster transformative learning that isinformed by interdisciplinary and translational research, teaching,scholarship, and creative expression. Furthermore, the facultymember may provide research mentorship to dental students anddental residents participating in predoctoral research programs andthe MSD program in Dentistry, and may participate in training ofPhD candidates.Research:The faculty member will be expected to contribute to achievement ofresearch advances by the School of Dentistry via collaboration withother faculty, both within the School of Dentistry and in otherunits of VCU, the extent of which will depend on the candidate’sexpertise and experience.Service:The faculty member will be expected to serve the Department ofPeriodontics, the School of Dentistry, and Virginia CommonwealthUniversity by serving on committees and task forces as requested.In addition, participation in dentistry-related community serviceactivities is strongly encouraged.Clinical:The faculty member may provide clinical dental care appropriate tohis or her training in the Faculty Practice facilities within theSchool of Dentistry. Open Until FilledYes Posted SalaryCommensurate Type of SearchNational DepartmentPeriodontics Application Deadline Date School/UnitSchool of Dentistry Grant funded position?No Date Posted03/06/2020 Position Responsibilities Mission or Goal of Unit We are seeking candidates for this faculty position that willprovide clinical and didactic instruction to the predoctoral andpostgraduate students in the School of Dentistry. The facultyposition will contribute to the research mission of the institutionby participating in or leading collaborative or independentresearch endeavors. In addition, the position may support clinicalpatient care by participation in the faculty practice. The primary mission of the School of Dentistry is to educatepractitioners of Dentistry capable of meeting the general oralhealth needs of the communities they serve. Integral parts of themission are research and other scholarly activity, patient care,and leadership in dental education and organized dentistry, andcollaboration and participation with other units with VCU and VCUHealth Systems. Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/97910 • DDS or DMD degree or equivalent• Completed advanced training program in Periodontics• Eligible for licensure in Virginia• Desire to participate in the School of Dentistry’s predoctoraland postgraduate instructional programs and to mentor future dentalpractitioners and demonstrate the ability, or acquire and developsuch ability that incorporates adult learning theory,evidence-based oral health care, innovation in student learning,and critical thinking• Demonstrate the ability to contribute to and participate in ahumanistic environment of learning and discovery• Demonstrate the ability to adapt to change and embrace moderntechnologies• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diversefaculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as afaculty member at VCU• Experience in teaching of clinical and didactic Periodontics as atrainee or faculty membercenter_img Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Preferred Qualifications RankOpen Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * Are you board certified by the American Board ofPeriodontology?YesNo Number of Months12 Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCurriculum Vitae (CV)Optional DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOther DocumentReference Letter – 1Reference Letter – 2Reference Letter – 3 Posting DetailsEmployees hired into Administrative and Professional positionsposted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, ifemployed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University HumanResources System. For additional information, go tohttp://greatplace.vcu.edu. Position NumberF57170 • Board certification by the American Board of Periodontology• Research experience and training, or desire to participate inresearch as a collaborator with other faculty• Desire and ability to serve as a faculty research mentor totrainees in predoctoral or postgraduate programs in dentistry Position TypeTeaching and Research Faculty Required Qualifications Diversity Statement Information * Have you completed an advanced training program inPeriodontics?YesNo * Are you eligible for a dental license in Virginia?YesNo Working TitleAssistant / Associate Professor Tenure StatusNon-Tenure Eligiblelast_img read more

News story: John Wilkinson OBE, Director of Devices to retire

first_imgThe MHRA has a new interim Director of Devices,John Wilkinson, Director of Devices at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, will be stepping down from his position at the end of October 2019.John has been with the Agency since February 2012. Since that time, he has made a significant contribution to the work of the organisation, both nationally and internationally. Together with his team, he has led on the safety of medical devices and the review of future medical devices regulation.As such, and as one of his many achievements, John championed the development of the new EU Regulations for Medical Devices and In Vitro Diagnostic device legislation.John has also chaired the Competent Authorities Medical Devices (CAMD) Executive, which seeks to enhance collaboration between European member states and the European Commission in developing and managing the EU medical devices regulatory system.He has led his team of experts in investigating reports of problems involving medical devices. The results of which are used to advise the public and healthcare professionals on the safe use of devices, as well as work with manufacturers to improve device safety.In announcing his retirement, John said: These decisions are never easy to make, and with a very heavy heart, I have now decided to step down from my role at the Agency. I felt that now was the right time for me to move on to the next stage of my life. These last 7 years have been a wonderful experience for myself and I am proud to have been associated with, and worked for, the regulator. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to my Agency colleagues with whom I’ve worked – I leave knowing that their drive and commitment in protecting public health will continue unabated. It’s for others to judge for themselves the work I’ve done, but my aim has always been to ensure high levels of patient safety whilst creating the right environment for medical devices to develop at a pace which continues to improve people’s lives and contributes to a sustainable development of our health services. Prior to joining the Agency, John was Chief Executive of Eucomed, the European medical technology industry association.His earlier experience included the role of Director General of the Association of British Healthcare Industries and a number of roles in the medical devices industry, both in the UK and the USA, with Becton Dickinson and the BOC Group. These were followed by a period as Chief Executive of an early stage medical imaging company.John holds a first degree in Zoology from the University of Aberdeen and an MBA from the University of Warwick.He was awarded an OBE for services to the medical devices industry in the 2010 New Year’s honours list.last_img read more

Press release: Surge testing to be deployed in an area of Brentwood

first_imgA further targeted area will have additional testing made available to control and suppress the potential spread of a COVID-19 variant.Working in partnership with the local authority, additional testing and genomic sequencing is being deployed to the CM13 postcode in Brentwood, Essex, where a single case of the COVID-19 variant first identified in South Africa has been found.Extra testing is being introduced in addition to existing extensive testing, and in combination with following the current lockdown rules and remembering Hands Face Space advice, will help to monitor and suppress the spread of the virus. Positive cases will be sequenced for genomic data to help understand COVID-19 variants and their spread within these areas.People living within the CM13 postcode area are strongly encouraged to take a COVID-19 test when offered, whether they are showing symptoms or not.People with symptoms should book a test in the usual way, and those without symptoms should visit their local authority website for more information.last_img read more

Women who lead

first_imgHarvard President Drew Faust will host a panel discussion on Monday at Sanders Theatre to consider the changing roles of women, as well as the challenges and opportunities they face, in the fields of business, education, and politics. The talk, “When Women Lead: Insights and Experience from Women in Power,” features Jill Abramson ’76, executive editor of The New York Times; Edith Cooper ’83, executive vice president and global head of human capital management at Goldman Sachs; and former secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, now president of the University of California. The moderator will be Karen Gordon Mills ’75, M.B.A. ’77, former administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration and currently a senior fellow at Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School.last_img read more

Saint Mary’s alumna discusses nonviolent civil disobedience

first_imgRosalie Riegle, oral historian and Saint Mary’s alumna, visited her alma mater Thursday to speak about her life’s work dedicated to nonviolent civil disobedience.“In 2004, I found myself contemplating, for the first time, doing serious civil disobedience, to show my outrage, my sadness and my emotional involvement in resisting our government policies,” Riegle said.Riegle read excerpts from her two books “Crossing the Line: Nonviolent Resisters Speak Out for Peace” and “Doing Time for Peace: Resistance, Family, and Community.” The Justice Education Program, the Center for Spirituality, the Cushwa-Leighton Library of Saint Mary’s College and the Catholic Peace Fellowship of South Bend co-sponsored the event.Riegle described her choice to participate in civil disobedience, an experience that could have sent her to jail for six months.“At an Air Force base outside of Omaha, I was with a group of Catholic workers where I was trying to decide, should I do this? Should I nonviolently cross the line?” Riegle said. “This action was a very simple, very prayerful action.”“We knelt down, said the ‘Our Father.’ They asked us to leave; we said the ‘Our Father’ again, and they arrested us. It took about 10 minutes.”“I think there were eight of us that, with a lot of supporters standing around, walked into the base and asked to see the base commander to give him a letter asking him to no longer be the command center that sends out all of the missiles,” she said. “We knelt down, said the ‘Our Father.’ They asked us to leave; we said the ‘Our Father’ again, and they arrested us. It took about 10 minutes.”Riegle met Dorothy Day, the co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement in 1969. She said she later decided that she wanted to become an oral historian with the purpose of learning about the Catholic Worker.“I wrote my way into the movement,” Riegle said. “I interviewed 213 people from all over the country so I learned a lot about individual Catholic workers and how they lived the Catholic Worker life.”Riegle said she wanted to help people understand the process of participating in nonviolent civil disobedience and the experience of being jailed or imprisoned.“We have learned a lot from these Vietnam times, and when people are deciding to go to prison they spend some time in preparation,” Riegle said. “They talk to other people, read the books, know what it’s like and prepare themselves spiritually.”One of the Catholic Worker philosophies is if one wants to walk with the poor and minister and listen to them, one should be a prisoner his or herself, Riegle said.Riegle said the purpose of her books is not to treat nonviolent civil disobedience as an enterprise for success but as a practice that gives one the ability to work for something because it is good.“It’s the certainty that something makes sense regardless of the outcome,” she said.Contact Kate Kulwicki at [email protected]: Catholic Worker, incarceration, lecture, nonviolence, saint mary’slast_img read more

Lauren Worsham Looks Back on Her Killer Year in A Gentleman’s Guide

first_imgIn the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through an “exit interview” with HR about their time at the company. Although that concept doesn’t exist for Broadway performers, we love checking in with stars as they finish up a successful run. Tony-nominated A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder star Lauren Worsham will hang up her (very, very elaborate) hat on October 26, when she plays her final performance as Phoebe in the Tony-winning musical. As Worsham says farewell to her Broadway family at the Walter Kerr Theatre, she looks back on her “surreal and hilarious” run in A Gentleman’s Guide. What was the highlight of your time at this job? Meeting so many wonderful people. I love all of my co-workers so much. I also loved watching the show and its creators win so many awards! How did you feel when you first got the job? It felt surreal. I had been working so long in order to get to Broadway but along the way I veered into a different career path and thought maybe Broadway would never be interested. Mostly, it was a wonderful surprise! What are three words you would use to describe your experience? Surreal, hilarious, marathon. What skills do you think are required for future job applicants? Perseverance, calm in the storm and perspective plus a high soprano voice and killer comic timing. Catherine Walker, the new Phoebe, possesses all these in spades! What was the hardest thing? Balancing work and home life, missing dinner, constant vocal vigilance (no caffeine, alcohol, dairy, no yelling, complete vocal rest during busy weeks, etc.) while also trying not to say no to many extracurricular gigs like my band and other charity concerts. How do you think you’ve grown during your time at this job? I’ve learned boatloads about my limits as a singer and as a human. My voice has grown and my technique has become much more relaxed. I’ve learned there is a BIG difference between doing a show for three months versus twelve. View Comments How do you feel now that you’re leaving? I feel 100% bittersweet. I’m very excited about all my upcoming projects and about getting to spend more time with my family, but I am also very sad to leave my Walter Kerr family behind. You spend so much time together over a year and develop very strong bonds. I know I won’t see them all every day. If I’m lucky, once every few months, but maybe not for years. That’s heartbreaking. I’ll also miss the routine and ritual plus the gorgeous costumes and beautiful music. It feels like moving to a new city. Exciting, but sad and nostalgic. I’ll miss Phoebe too.center_img Related Shows Why are you leaving? I have so many diverse gigs coming up that it just didn’t make sense to stay timing-wise, but it was a very hard decision to make. Before the end of year I have nine concerts including Showboat with the New York Philharmonic and Not the Messiah at Carnegie Hall, not to mention a few Sky-Pony gigs as well. Also, in the opera and classical world pieces are cast years in advance. A few of my upcoming projects in 2015 were in the books before I even auditioned for GGLAM! Also, I’m really looking forward to the small breaks where I can spend time with my husband who hasn’t really had dinner with his wife in over a year. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder What was the easiest thing about the job? The people. Every single person working at the Walter Kerr is an exemplary human and wonderful to be around. What advice would you give to future employees your position? One wrong note does not a performance make. It’s a marathon and not a sprint so keep the big picture in mind and have fun (the last part is easy). What will you miss most about the job? My family here, all the little show rituals, having a willing audience for my surplus of baked goods, having a second home in Times Square, the stunning clothes and being onstage with some of my most favorite people in the world. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 17, 2016last_img read more

Daily Dirt: North Carolina Man punches bear

first_imgGreat Smoky Mountains National Park’s Rainbow Falls Trail is Re-OpenedAfter a two-year trail rehabilitation project the Rainbow Falls Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park has re-opened to hikers. The six-mile trail is one of the most popular trails in the park, leading hikers to Rainbow Falls and Mt. Le Conte. Trail crews rehabilitated segments along the trail to improve safety, stabilize eroding trail sections, and repair trail tread damaged by high winds and fire during the November 2016 wildfires. North Carolina Man Punches Bear in Terrifying Fistfight Seventy-eight year old Maggie Valley, N.C. resident Sonny Pumphrey was working in his driveway in early November when a mother black bear, whose cubs were nearby, charged him at full speed and then reared up and bit him. Pumphrey swung at the bear, connecting with her nose. As Pumphrey continued to pummel the bear she bit him on the hip, dropped him, then picked him up again and shook him like a rag doll. Hearing the commotion, Pumphrey’s wife ran out of the door, accompanied by their 3-pound Yorkie, and the bear and her cubs ran off. Pumphrey was treated at a local hospital for a throbbing hand, scratches, and a puncture wound to the hip. “Maybe it was instinct, I have no idea where that came from, but I hit that bear as hard as I could. I was lucky,” Pumphrey told the Asheville Citizen-Times. Forests Fight Climate Change Green technology isn’t the only potential solution to global warming. A paper published in the journal Science Advancessays that better management of the country’s forests, grasslands and soils could offset as much as 21 percent of the United State’s annual greenhouse gas emissions. The study identified a number of affordable strategies, like replanting trees on degraded lands, changing logging practices to better protect existing forests and sequestering more carbon in farmland through innovative agriculture techniques. But better land management isn’t a silver bullet. Converting marginal farmland back into carbon-rich grasslands could spur more intensive farming elsewhere, for example. “We’re not saying these strategies are a substitute for getting to zero-carbon energy,” Joseph E. Fargione, a scientist at the Nature Conservancy and lead author of the study told the New York Times. “We still need to do that.”last_img read more