First National Bank of Botswana Limited (FNBB.bw) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgFirst National Bank of Botswana Limited (FNBB.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about First National Bank of Botswana Limited (FNBB.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First National Bank of Botswana Limited (FNBB.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First National Bank of Botswana Limited (FNBB.bw)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFirst National Bank of Botswana Limited is a financial services institution providing products and solutions for personal, business and private clients in Botswana. Its personal banking division offers the standard range of transaction products as well as student accounts, overdrafts and loans and online banking products. The business banking division offers additional services such as purchase order finance, premium credit facilities and commercial property loans. First National Bank of Botswana also provides agricultural solutions, farming enterprise finance, business investment solutions and farm risk insurance finance along with solutions for payments, funding, cash management services to the public sector, and treasury and trade services. The private banking division offers wealth and advisory services, and structured lending services. The banking group facilitates its banking services through the Pick n Pay franchise with a sales and service channel called FNBB Kiosk. First National Bank of Botswana Limited is a subsidiary of First National Bank Holdings (Botswana) Limited.last_img read more

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Brooklyn Row House / Office of Architecture

first_img Structural Engineer: “COPY” Year:  United States 2014 ArchDaily Photographs “COPY” Houses Brooklyn Row House / Office of Architecture Brooklyn Row House / Office of ArchitectureSave this projectSaveBrooklyn Row House / Office of Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/605507/brooklyn-row-house-office-of-architecture Clipboard Expeditor:Sol Building ConsultantsCity:New YorkCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ben Anderson PhotoRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Text description provided by the architects. When we were approached by our clients to gut renovate and add to a 110 year old, 15′ wide row house, our goal was to create a home that could adapt to change over time.  The building is designed to oscillate easily between a two-family and one-family configuration, giving the owners the ability to gradually grow into and out of the house as needed.  70% of the building can be used as a 2 bedroom / 2 bath unit, while the remaining 30% of the building is given over to a 1 bedroom/ 1 bath unit. Save this picture!© Ben Anderson PhotoDepending on their priorities at any given time, the owners have the option to occupy one of the units themselves, while using the other for rental income.  It also gives the owners the ability to combine both units to create a 2100SF one-family home for themselves simply by removing a small demising wall on the second floor and demolishing the rental kitchen – a job that can be executed over the course of a long weekend.  Elegant material choices, subtle detailing, and thoughtful spatial sensibilities belie the building’s intelligent space planning. Save this picture!Floor PlanCareful placement of bathrooms and kitchens, along with the integration of a second stair (highly unusual for a row-house this size) enable the architecture to accommodate its owners as their needs evolve from that of a young couple to a family of four to empty nesters.  In doing so, the building becomes much more an active participant in the life of its inhabitants – always ready to anticipate and absorb change.Save this picture!© Ben Anderson PhotoProject gallerySee allShow lessRSHP Wins Planning for Massive LSE RedevelopmentArchitecture NewsSynthesis Design + Architecture Utilizes Gradient 3-D Printing in “Durotaxis Chair”Architecture News Share Year:  MEP Engineer: CopyHouses, Refurbishment•New York, United States Architects: Office of Architecture Year Completion year of this architecture project 2014 Agneone Construction Stratford Engineering Save this picture!© Ben Anderson Photo+ 16 Share Kam Chiu Associates Contractor: Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/605507/brooklyn-row-house-office-of-architecture Clipboard photographs:  Ben Anderson PhotoPhotographs:  Ben Anderson Photo, Courtesy of Office of Architecture CopyAbout this officeOffice of ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentNew YorkHousesRefurbishmentUnited StatesPublished on March 18, 2015Cite: “Brooklyn Row House / Office of Architecture” 18 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MInterior Finishes at U.S. Bank StadiumPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlFiber Cement Cladding Panels in B66 Business CenterMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsSculptformClick-on Battens in WestConnex M8 JunctionPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesBruagBack-Ventilated Facades – CELLONTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosGlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Porcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – Wild ForestBulbs / SpotsAmbiance LumiereLighting – ZetaMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Grow Box / Merge Architects

first_imgArchDaily CopyAbout this officeMerge ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLexingtonUnited StatesPublished on July 21, 2016Cite: “Grow Box / Merge Architects” 21 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Downton Primary SchoolSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – LonglightBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – One-offAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelDoorsJansenSmoke Control Door – Economy 60Louvers / ShuttersShade FactorExternal Venetian BlindsMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?美国发光的盒子住宅 / Merge Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Grow Box / Merge Architects Save this picture!© John Horner+ 16 Share Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791744/grow-box-merge-architects Clipboard Principal In Charge:Elizabeth WhittakerProject Manager:Amit OzaProject Designer:Allison AustinProject Team:Jamie Pelletier, Anne-Sophie Divenyi, Duncan ScovilStructural Engineer:Evan HankinSteel Fabricator:Ramos Iron WorkCity:LexingtonCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© John HornerRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. Grow Box is a 1975sf (185 m2) home in Lexington, MA, designed for an MIT University Professor, his wife, and their young son. The landscape surrounding the house is elaborately planted, with over 40 different varieties of Japanese maple trees painstakingly cultivated and maintained by the clients. Save this picture!© John HornerThe extents of the existing gardens limited the footprint of the new house, and inspired an architecture that utilizes landscape to affect space that expands beyond the physical limits of the house. The resulting design is a compact volume penetrated by slot gardens and entry decks that both define space within the house, and erode the boundary between interior and exterior.Save this picture!© John HornerThe slot recessed gardens are organized geometrically by a central courtyard garden that contains a single Himalayan birch tree. This garden, which will collect rain in the summer and snow in the winter, underlines one’s experience of the elements as the literal and metaphorical centerpiece of the home.Save this picture!© John HornerSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© John HornerSave this picture!Floor PlanOn the interior, each room is paired with at least one garden, the deep recessed rectangular proportions of which allow the clients to visually inhabit the garden while maintaining privacy from the neighboring houses and adjacent street.Save this picture!© John HornerOn the exterior, the intriguing visual contrast between the crisp geometry of the house and the sinuous landscape is both enhanced and obfuscated by the tree-trunk hue of the weathering steel cladding. Large areas of glazing surrounding the slot gardens and floor-to-ceiling windows reflect the surrounding trees and plantings, further blurring the distinction between architecture and nature.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessWhy Islamic Architecture in the United States is Failing American MuslimsArticlesNYC Lowline Receives First Official City ApprovalArchitecture News Share CopyHouses•Lexington, United States Year:  2016 Architects: Merge Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791744/grow-box-merge-architects Clipboard Houses United States General Contractor: Photographs:  John Horner Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Big Ass Fans, Lutron, Bertazzoni, Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, Carrier, Duravit, Emtek, Grohe, Hafele, Ikea, James Hardie, Kohler, Liebherr, Linnea, Morso, SONOS, Schüco, Aquastar, Aquastar On-Demand Hot Water, Asko, +8Custom Corten Steel Panels, Flor, Lutron Automated Mesh Shades, Pax, Schuco, VALVO, XOBI, corten steel-8 Area:  1975 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Evergreen Group Company Inc. 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Take action: Ukraine anti-fascist activist detained

first_imgThe following statement was issued by the International Action Center on Sept. 13.Vladislav WojciechowskiPhoto: BorotbaOn the night of Sept. 12, Vladislav Wojciechowski, an activist with the leftist Union Borotba (Struggle), was detained in Odessa, Ukraine. According to Borotba, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) is ready to charge Wojciechowski with “terrorism.” Explosives were planted by the authorities during the search of the apartment where he lived.Neo-Nazi “self-defense” paramilitaries also participated in his arrest. Wojciechowski was beaten, and it is possible that a confession was forced out of him under torture. Currently, he is in SBU custody in Odessa.Wojciechowski was at the Odessa House of Trade Unions on May 2. He survived the massacre of 48 anti-fascists there, but suffered a traumatic brain injury at the hands of neo-Nazi militants.Wojciechowski’s arrest shows that the U.S.-backed Petro Poroshenko regime is not really interested in ending the civil war in Ukraine, but instead continues to persecute its political opponents.The International Action Center joins in demanding the immediate release of political prisoner Vladislav Wojciechowski!Please contact the nearest Ukrainian embassy or consulate and the White House in Washington, D.C., to demand Wojciechowski’s immediate release. Let them know you hold Ukrainian President Peter Poroshenko and U.S. President Barack Obama responsible for his safety.In the U.S., contact:Igor Sybiga, Chief of the Consulate General of Ukraine in New York, 240 E. 49th St., New York, NY 10017; phone: 212-371-6965; fax: 212-371-5547; email: [email protected]; website: ny.mfa.gov.ua. White House switchboard: 202-456-1414; comment line: 202-456-1111; submit messages of protest to President Obama online at tinyurl.com/cgup8c9.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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French journalists detained, roughed up in Bamako

first_img MaliAfrica RSF helps coordinate support for French journalist kidnapped in Mali Reporters Without Borders rallies former hostages in Paris, following the kidnapping of journalist Olivier Dubois. News June 8, 2021 Find out more May 5, 2021 Find out more Organisation MaliAfrica Help by sharing this information French reporter says he has been kidnapped in northeastern Mali Reporters Without Borders condemns the detention of several foreign journalists for several hours on 8 February in Bamako. The arrests, during which one was physically attacked, occurred when “Green Berets,” who carried out last March’s coup d’état, attacked the barracks of former President Amadou Toumani Touré’s “Red Beret” bodyguards.“Assaulting and arresting journalists and confiscating their equipment constitute an unacceptable violation of freedom of information,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “The Green Berets, gendarmes and national guard deliberately sidelined journalists to prevent the circulation of photos and videos that would embarrass the new authorities. Such abuses must stop at once.”Reuters photographer Benoît Tessier and two journalists with a French 24-hour news channel were at the entrance to the barracks in the Bamako district of Djicoroni when the Green Berets began their assault at around 9:30 am on 8 February.Because he had photographed the attack, Tessier was roughed up and was taken to the National Youth Agency (SNJ) “for his safety.” The other two were also subsequently brought there, their equipment was seized or damaged and their mobile phones were confiscated. All three were finally released at around 1:30 pm.Two TV5 Monde journalists, Guillaume Gouet and Pascal Priestley, were also arrested but were released more quickly as they did not have any photos of video of the assault.Tessier told Reporters Without Borders: “We were outside the 3rd Parachute Regiment training camp in Djicoroni when Green Berets, gendarmes and national guard opened fire although only the families of the regiment’s members were inside the base and no Red Berets could be seen. When we came under fire, the two TV journalists entered the camp seeking cover. I stayed outside to take photos of the attack. I ended up raising my hands and then Green Berets, gendarmes and national guard members approached me.”“When they realized I was a journalist and had photos, they tried to grab my camera and punched me several times. I ended up letting go of my camera. Four or five armed men took me to the SNJ, supposedly for my own safety. Then they confiscated my phone.”“The two TV journalists were brought there an hour later. We were able call the French embassy with the mobile phone that one of them had managed to keep. We were finally released, but without our equipment. Thanks to the embassy defence attaché, my cameras were returned to me in the evening but without my memory cards.”Ever since the start of the French military intervention in Mali, journalists have been having a great deal of difficulty in getting access to information, especially in the war zones. Reporters in Gao got some video footage of fighting for the first time during the past weekend when jihadists launched an unexpected counter-attack on the city. French troops quickly evacuated around 50 journalists to the airport.Usually kept at a distance and sometimes roughed up, journalists have been the victims of obstruction by the authorities since the start of the intervention. Cities remain inaccessible for several days after they have been retaken and the fighting is over, and reporters are kept far from the front lines.At the end of January, international news organizations accused the French authorities of allowing only French journalists to be embedded with their troops.But media freedom violations had already been endemic in the south of the country since President Touré was ousted in military coup on 22 March 2012. When reporters were at the scene of the operation in Djicoroni on 8 February, the military authorities demonstrated their determination to prevent the international media from covering events and ensure that the outside world has to depend on military communiqués.Malian military intelligence officers seized the equipment of two journalists with the French TV news channel France 24 on 31 January, when they were covering a demonstration by Red Berets demanding reincorporation into the Malian armed forces. Some equipment has still not been returned.More information about the difficulties encountered by journalists trying to cover the fighting in Mali.Photo : malian soldiers (AFP Photo – Issouf Sanogo) center_img News News Follow the news on Mali May 17, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News February 11, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 French journalists detained, roughed up in Bamako Receive email alerts to go furtherlast_img read more

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Man took a nap in garda station-but paid a price

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Twitter Linkedin WhatsApp Emailcenter_img Definitely not listed in B&B guides, quips inspectorA NINETEEN- year- old man, who sought refuge in Henry Street Garda Station as he attempted to “sleep off” the effects of his socialising over the festive period, before becoming abusive towards gardai when asked to leave, appeared before Limerick District Court on public order offences.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up  Gearoid Garvey of St Patrick’s Villas, Castleconnell, pleaded guilty to the charges.Giving evidence, Inspector Seamus Ruane noted that at 9.35pm on January 1 last, Garvey was found asleep in the waiting area of the garda station at Henry Street.He was directed to leave the area if he did not have any business there.The accused became highly abusive and refused to leave shouting, “f..k off and leave me sleep” and “I’ll break all the windows in the station”.Inspector Ruane noted to the court that the accused did not have any previous convictions, but had received two adult cautions previously.Solicitor for the accused, John Devane, told the court that the accused was very intoxicated and couldn’t get home at the time.The solicitor added that his client could not remember the incident but knows that he thought the best place for him to “sleep off” the effects of his socialising was the garda station.“My client does not remember the entire incident, but certainly did not have any intention of causing any damage, and the threats had no basis.“I’d ask you to look at the lighter side of this incident”.Judge O’Donnell, noting that he was unaware that the garda provided bed and breakfast at their Henry Street Station, fined the accused €250 and ordered that it be paid within six months or, if found to be in default, to serve five days in prison.On adjournment of the case, Inspector Ruane quipped that he did not know the station was listed on the Bord Failte guide for B&B’s. NewsLocal NewsMan took a nap in garda station-but paid a priceBy admin – January 14, 2010 1151 Print Previous articleMan charged following plane alertNext articleBoy dies in Mid-Western Regional Hospital of meningitis adminlast_img read more

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WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Berry’s career-high lifts UTPB past UT Tyler

first_img Facebook Pinterest Previous articleFlower farms see their Lunar New Year sales wilted by virusNext articleClass Action Alert: Frank LLP Notifies Trustpilot’s Subscribers of Deceptive Business Practices Alleged in New Federal Suit Digital AIM Web Support Twitter WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Berry’s career-high lifts UTPB past UT Tyler By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 TYLER The UTPB women’s basketball team got things back going on the right track by pulling away for a 67-52 victory over UT Tyler in Lone Star Conference play Wednesday at the Herrington Patriot Center. The game was a make-up from the Dec. 11 matchup that was postponed due to COVID-19 protocols.The Falcons (5-9 overall, 4-9 conference) jumped out to a 23-12 lead after the first quarter and led by as many as 21 points in the second half en route to the win.Jada Berry led UTPB with a career-high 19 points. Rory Carter added nine points with five assists while Alexus Quaadman had eight points and nine rebounds.Tyreesha Blaylock and Azaria Reed led the Patriots (0-9, 0-9) with 12 and 11 points, respectively. Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp Twitter SportsCollegeLocal News Facebook TAGS  WhatsApplast_img read more

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JCA offering last-minute gifts for art lovers

first_img The Johnson Center for the Arts will be open next week from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Families and individuals are invited to make a visit to the JCA a part of Christmas 2015 season. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Book Nook to reopen Skip Latest Stories JCA offering last-minute gifts for art lovers Sponsored Content Published 3:00 am Tuesday, December 22, 2015 You Might Like Troy students receive Research grants Courtesy Troy UniversityFive Troy University students have been awarded more than $1,700 in grants from Beta Beta Beta for three… read more The clock is ticking down to Christmas and, for some, the shopping is done, the turkey is thawing and the stockings are hung. That being so, it’s time to slow down and enjoy Christmas.Diamond Eggs from the Johnson Center’s 2015 Christmas Ornament Collection are among the gift options available at the center’s pop-up shop, open through Christmas Eve.And, the Johnson Center for the Arts in downtown Troy is an ideal countdown to Christmas place. The art center will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day but will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. today and Wednesday for families and individuals who want to bask in the beauty of the center’s nine Christmas trees that fill the upper level art gallery.“There’s something magical about the Christmas Tree Extravaganza,” said Wiley White, JCA development coordinator. “The trees are all different and one is 20-feet tall. It’s just a joy to be here among them. And, the Tile Gallery features Susan Berry’s Nutcracker collection, which is an amazing grouping with different kinds of nutcrackers, some from The Nutcracker Ballet.”’ A selection remains of the Johnson Center for the Arts 2015 Christmas ornaments by Cal Breed of Orbix Hot Glass in Fort Payne.“Cal Breed created diamond egg ornaments in solid and mottled colors,” White said. “We have sold out of the royal blue diamond eggs but we have a variety of other colors. We also have a few of Cal Breed’s glass candy canes.”The collector diamond eggs are $40 each and the candy canes are $15.A few of Mary Ann Casey’s Madonna and Child ornaments from last year’s Christmas ornament collection are available at $30 each. By Jaine Treadwell Also on the upper level of the JCA, is the center’s Pop-Up Store that pops up each year at Christmastime and then disappears until Christmas next year.“We still have some really great one-of-a-kind items at great prices,” White said. “All of the items were created by artists from across the state and any one of them would make a treasured gift.”Just added to the Pop-Up Store are posters of some of the most noted jazz and blues artists by Ed McCloud. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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

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28-year-old branch manager with young family claimed by Covid

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » 28-year-old branch manager with young family claimed by Covid previous nextAgencies & People28-year-old branch manager with young family claimed by CovidWards employee Chris Cane has died after contracting the virus, leaving behind pregnant partner and two young daughters.Nigel Lewis27th November 202003,446 Views Family and colleagues of a young estate are mourning his death from Covid.Chris Cane was the Birchington branch manager of Kent sales and lettings agency Wards.The 28-year-old father of two died November 11th after contracting Covid-19, but his family have only gone public about his passing in recent days.He leaves behind his partner Shanice, who is due to have their third child, and two daughters Ava and Daisy, as well as his parents and three brothers.A Just Giving page has been set up by his family to raise funds both to pay for his funeral and help support his family.It says: “Chris was much loved, both in his professional life and amongst his circle of friends.Profound grief“Since his passing, the amount of grief people have felt is truly profound, which is a testament to the amazing person Chris was.“Chris was a hard working family man who went from a trainee estate agent to branch manager in less than 5 years, which just goes to show his hard work and commitment to his girls.“He was always willing to help others and nothing was too big of an ask for him, he was truly a great man. Our hearts are completely broken.”The Just Giving page has so far raised £11,360.Chris joined Wards in 2015 as a trainee sales advisor and was promoted eight times before achieving branch manager in January last year.Before that he worked at Sainsbury’s as team leader and departmental manager before joining the property industry.Chris Can Estate agent covid death November 27, 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

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To Those Running for Mayor

first_imgDear Editor:Can you please be very specific and concrete in your promises—and keep them? And can you address these issues?1. Taxes. What will you do to keep taxes down—and fair? People, like myself, who were pioneers in Hoboken—hard-working people who made our homes here long before the current boom—helped build this city so it became prime real estate. Artists and working people were displaced because they could no longer afford it. Of course, all the diverse restaurants, the theater, the bookstore, the culture–and what was done with the waterfront—are all nothing short of amazing. But what happens to diversity when only a certain class of people can afford to live here? The property revaluation crippled many and was frankly unfair to those of us who are longtime homeowners. People who could afford Hoboken, who paid next to nothing for their places, found themselves with property taxes that in some cases were doubled, forcing them out. The newer residents moving into $2 million condos and houses can afford that price tag and the tax hikes that go with it. Those of us who have lived here for decades cannot. Is Hoboken going to be a place only for the wealthy? Why not do what NYC does with rent control? Wait until the long-term owners leave or sell their homes—and then raise the taxes to market rate? Why penalize those who helped create this “new” Hoboken by moving here before it became so desirable?2. Bars Hoboken still has a huge problem with bars, including the all-night vomiting, screaming, reckless disregard for property. Of course a city needs bars, but if your vision is to make Hoboken a place where families can thrive, would you consider ending or curbing the hours of the bar crawls? Why shouldn’t bars have to pay a fee to participate–why should taxpayers have to pay for the cleanup? If we are serious about the future of Hoboken, we need to get rid of our reputation as a place for drunks.3. Infrastructure rather than just building more and more, can we please fix the potholes, the areas that flood? Can we build more parking to go with the hundreds of new luxury condos? What about those constantly breaking water mains, broken sidewalks and curbs? People do not pick up after their dogs or themselves. Can we get some enforcement and steeper fines, please?4. Development I realize Hoboken is going to keep developing and building, but our school system definitely needs work. Some of the local schools are on the verge of collapsing. How about building some new ones?5. Traffic we could also use more police because of notoriously poor drivers. Cars zoom through stop signs and crosswalks; barely paying attention to whomever is crossing the street I never, ever see a police officer around to punish them.Hoboken is a fabulous place to live. But we can and must do better. Anonymouslast_img read more

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