Preston estate agent corrects Rightmove listing after complaint

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Preston estate agent corrects Rightmove listing after complaint previous nextAgencies & PeoplePreston estate agent corrects Rightmove listing after complaintLeftmove tells advertising watchdog incorrect inaccurate info was human error.Nigel Lewis26th July 201701,053 Views The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has investigated a complaint against Preston estate agent Leftmove about two of the company’s listings on Rightmove.A statement from the ASA says the complainant said both properties were advertised as “under offer” even though Land Registry information revealed they had been sold in March and April this year respectively.The ASA says it contacted Leftmove which said the mistake was due to human error and both listings have now been updated to “sold”.Following the explanation and remedial action by Leftmove, the ASA says it didn’t consider that further action was needed and closed the case informally.Leftmove has five branches in Preston, Freckleton, Kirkham, Blackpool and St Annes and has approximately 16 staff.The company was established in 2014 and claims to be one of the fastest growing agents in the affluent area stretching from Preston, along the Ribble river and north to Blackpool. Its Preston branch is listed as 1st out of 172 in the PR4 postcode for instructions and it has sold 20 properties this year according to its Rightmove listing.It lists with both Rightmove and Rightmove and operates an unusual pricing structure, charging different set selling fees for properties, depending on their asking price. Leftmove preston Advertising Standards Agency July 26, 2017Nigel 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

Air Quality Forecast

first_imgOzoneAir Quality IndexNA*NA*NA*NA*NA* Air quality forecasts for Evansville and Vanderburgh County are provided as a public service.  They are best estimates of predicted pollution levels that can be used as a guide so people can modify their activities and reduce their exposure to air quality conditions that may affect their health.  The forecasts are routinely made available at least a day in advance, and are posted by 10:30 AM Evansville time on Monday (for Tuesday through Thursday) and Thursday (for Friday through Monday).  When atmospheric conditions are uncertain or favor pollution levels above the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, forecasts are made on a daily basis.Ozone forecasts are available from mid-April through September 30th.  Fine particulate (PM2.5) forecasts are available year round. MondayOctober 3TuesdayOctober 4WednesdayOctober 5ThursdayOctober 6FridayOctober 7 Ozone(peak 8-hr avg)(expected)NA*NA*NA*NA*NA*center_img * Not Available and/or Conditions Uncertain.Air Quality Action DaysOzone Alerts are issued by the Evansville EPA when maximum ozone readings averaged over a period of eight hours are forecasted to reach 71 parts per billion (ppb), or unhealthy for sensitive groups on the USEPA Air Quality Index scale.Particulate Alerts are issued by the Evansville EPA when PM2.5 readings averaged over the period of midnight to midnight are forecasted to reach 35 micrograms per meter cubed (µg/m3).Current conditions of OZONE and FINE PARTICULATE MATTER are available in near real-time on the Indiana Department of Environment Management’s website.National and regional maps of current conditions are available through USEPA AIRNow.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Fine Particulate(0-23 CST avg)Air Quality Indexgoodmoderategoodmoderatemoderatelast_img read more

“IS IT TRUE” OCTOBER 30, 2018

first_imgWe hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT  TRUE the 2017 SBOA Audit Report has just been posted on the SBOA website! …the audit shows that the City has been operating in the red 10 months of the year audited?  …soon as we can link it to the City-County Observer we shall post it on our site for your reading pleasure?  …it looks like our prediction that this audit will be interesting is correct?IS IT TRUE the Rotary Club will be hosting a Prosecutorial candidate forum today at noon in the Walnut A and B at the Tropicana Executive Conference Center?  …following introductory remarks by the Prosecutorial candidates, there will be a question and answer session, led by the mediator Nick Wideman from the University of Southern Indiana?  …we have just been informed that Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nick Hermann may not attend this event but his political opponent Stan Levco will?  …we also been told that Mr. Hermann Chief Deputy Gary Schutte will speak on Mr. Hermann behalf at this important political forum if Mr. Hermann can’t attend?IS IT TRUE it looks like the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor race is turning out to be one heck of a political barn burner? …we are being told by those in the know that this race is to close to call?IS IT TRUE could a political solicitation by an employee of the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor office on behalf of Nick Hermann during normal working hours would be considered to be a violation of the Hatch Act? …it’s been alleged that passive aggressive insinuations directed at fellow employees not willing to “volunteer” to help with a political campaign that their jobs may be in jeopardy could also violate the Hatch Act? …we been told that the person doing the solicitation walked around with a clipboard asking for names of campaign volunteers? …that employees request to investigate this situation have not been successful and that investigation of this matter, has not been opened? …..the City-County Observer respectfully request that the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nick Hermann look into the above allegations to determine if they have any validity? IS IT TRUE  that last year the newly appointed Executive Director of ECHO Housing told City Council he did an extensive search to locate a list of current ECHO Board of Directors members but couldn’t find any? …at a recent City Council, the Executive Director of ECHO Housing announced that they have appointed a new Board member but failed to give his name? …can anyone help us to identify the newly appointed members of the ECHO Housing Board Of Directors?IS IT TRUE that the Honorable Vanderburgh County Circuit Court Judge for Vanderburgh County David D. Kiely is running unopposed for re-election?  …we feel that he should be unopposed because he has done an outstanding job as the Circuit Court Judge for Vanderburgh County?  …we recommend that you give him a complimentary vote on election day?IS IT TRUE that the following Vanderburgh County Superior Court Judges are also running for re-election as unopposed candidates?  …they are the Honorable-Margaret Lloyd (Chief Judge), Honorable-Brett Neimeier, Honorable Robert J. Tornatta, and the Honorable Wayne S. Trockman? …although they are running unopposed for re-election we urge you to give them a complimentary vote by pulling their lever because they are doing a great job for the citizens of this community?IS IT TRUE that the Jacksonville Icemen (formerly the Evansville Icemen) are the only undefeated team in their conference at 5 and 0 and are ranked third (3rd) out of 27 teams in attendance in the ECHL.? …we send the Jacksonville Icemen owner Ron Geary big congrats?  …it looks like the City of Evansville made a major mistake when that forced the Evansville Icemen to move to Jacksonville, Fla?IS IT TRUE that Indiana is one step closer to legalizing another form of gambling?An interim study committee at the General Assembly recently voted 9-0 to recommend lawmakers approve sports gambling?   …this proposal will be considered when the legislature meets in January?  …if sports gambling passes in Indiana it was have a major negative impact on Ellis Park in Henderson, Ky?IS IT TRUE that all good things must come to an end and it is becoming increasingly possible that the current embodiment of Thunder on Ohio was known as Thunderfest may be on its last stand due to financial shortfalls relative to the cost to put this festival on?…after two years with the weather this year being the absolute best that it could be it is still expected that the revenue fell well short of the cost?…this time it is the Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau that is going to be left holding the bag with what could end up to be well into six figures of losses?…hanging onto an outdated event that has now broken the financial back of at least 3 organizations is irrational and it is time to bite the bullet and kiss the thunder boats goodbye for the last time? IS IT TRUE we are told that many patrons of Ellis Park are disappointed that the current owners of Ellis Park (Saratoga Gaming of New York) haven’t invested money to professionally pave and stripe the main parking lot, install proper exterior security lighting and signage, install a first-class exterior digital (on-premise sign) located next to the highway?Today’s “Readers Polls” question is: If the election was held today for the Knight Township Trustee who would you vote for?FOOTNOTES: Our Publisher is now quieting resting at home and is beginning to show some positive progress. We would also like to thank the many people for the get well cards, phone calls, personal visits and prayers on behalf of Ron.  It looks like your support is helping him turn the corner.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy.  Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Peace activist to run for council-at-large

first_imgJERSEY CITY CANDIDATE — Lennart “Erik-Anders” Nilsson ×JERSEY CITY CANDIDATE — Lennart “Erik-Anders” Nilsson JERSEY CITY — Lennart “Erik-Anders” Nilsson is running for councilperson-at-large in Jersey City.A resident of Jersey City since 1994, Nilsson previously ran for City Council in 2005, and was also considered as a possible temporary council replacement for the seat vacated by Marino Vega in 2010Nilsson, an actor and founder of the Jersey City Peace Movement, is a volunteer community activist, who will be running as an independent in the November municipal election.He served as chief executive officer Jersey City Arts and Culture Council and has been an advocate for the homeless. He has also been involved in organizing numerous cultural events throughout the city.last_img read more

Saint Mary’s welcomes international students

first_imgTags: buddy program, International, saint mary’s, sga, SMC The International Buddy Program at Saint Mary’s College, designed to connect incoming international students with Saint Mary’s students from the United States, kicked off the year Tuesday with its first major event, the International Ice Cream Social in Dalloway’s Clubhouse.The event, sponsored by International Student Services, the Global Studies Department and the Saint Mary’s Student Government Association (SGA), is the first of many to be done by the newly-launched program, which aims to help international students integrate themselves into the Saint Mary’s community, according to Catherine Sullivan, a senior and international co-chair of SGA.“The program connects returning Saint Mary’s students with first-year international students, new English Language School students and new exchange students on a personal level,” Sullivan said. “The students spend time together, study together, help each other get involved on campus and more. The ultimate goal is much more than just having a returning Belle help a new Belle manage campus life; it is to connect two people from two different cultures on a personal level.”The program, which had an application process for returning students, received an overwhelming response. Sullivan said the wide support was both heartwarming and unsurprising.“One of the most unique and beautiful facts about Saint Mary’s is the powerful sense of community that envelopes our entire campus, faculty, staff and students included,” she said. “… All of the young women chosen as international buddies spoke of the outstanding qualities of Saint Mary’s that they are still learning to appreciate.“The reason most of them volunteered in the first place was because of their love for our school and their want to share that love with newcomers, particularly those who may be having a harder time of it.”Sullivan said the International Buddy Program can offer life-changing experiences to both the international and domestic students.“Not only does it give our domestic students the opportunity to learn about a new culture, to nurture a new friendship and to introduce ladies to the home they love so much, but it gives them the opportunity to appreciate and take advantage of the community around them,” she said. “All of the students in this program will be looking for interesting, fun and new opportunities to share with one another.”Grace Kumor, a sophomore in the program, said she wanted the opportunity to learn about fellow students from around the world.“I am really interested in cultures from all around the world, and being able to be firsthand with someone who is from a different country is really interesting to me,” Kumor said.Ruby Truong, a sophomore from Vietnam and International Co-Chair of SGA, said she hopes international students find a second home at Saint Mary’s.“When we international students decided to come to a different country, we wanted to know more about this country,” Truong said. “I feel like I would be very happy if I would have an American mentor like that so that I could know about their cultures that we don’t have in our countries. It’s very good for both international and domestic students because the American students can know about different countries as well.”Any students wanting to be involved in the International Buddy Program can contact Catherine Sullivan at [email protected] or Terra Cowham, assistant director for international student/scholar services and the English Language School, at [email protected]last_img read more

Christmas Trees

first_imgThe holiday season is here, and for many Georgia families that means a trip to the local Christmas tree farm is in order.While the elements of the perfect tree are different for everyone, there are several important things to consider when choosing a live tree, according to Lucy Ray, Morgan County University of Georgia Cooperative Extension coordinator.First, tree buyers should decide where the tree will be located in the home.“Tree buyers need to determine where in their house the tree will be displayed, so they can determine what size of tree they will need,” said Ray, whose home county grows approximately 200 acres of Christmas trees.Christmas tree buyers should make sure to choose a fresh tree that will last throughout the Christmas season. According to Ray, tree freshness can be determined by either running a hand over the needles or shaking the tree.“If you grasp the branch of the tree and run your hand over the needles or shake the tree and several needles fall out, it likely is not fresh,” she said.Freshness is an important factor in all Christmas tree varieties. Seven different varieties of Christmas trees are grown in Georgia: white pine, Virginia pine, red cedar, Arizona cypress, Leyland Cypress, Canadian hemlock and Carolina hemlock.No matter which variety of tree a buyer chooses, they all require the same type of care.One factor in tree management is determining whether a tree’s trunk needs to be trimmed after it is purchased from a Christmas tree farm.“If the tree has been cut within eight hours of the time the person would pick it out, the tree’s trunk will not need to be cut anymore,” Ray said.It is also important to keep the tree’s water level balanced. A tree will likely require more water when it is first displayed in the home. But, as with any plant, it is important not to apply too much water.Ray said that there are other precautions that should be taken to ensure the tree is safe in the home.“Keep the tree away from space heaters and things that could cause it to catch fire, and keep it out of direct sunlight so it will last longer,” she said.To learn more about how to care for Georgia-grown Christmas trees, see a previous story from Ray, “Christmas trees can be fun but also dangerous.”last_img read more

$1.7 million awarded to clean energy projects in Vermont

first_imgName of AwardeeTownDescription of ProjectGrant $ Amount VT Law SchoolS. RoyaltonThermal energy efficiency retrofit of building (new home to Poverty Law & Environment Law Ctrs)250,000Burlington CollegeBurlingtonThermal energy efficiency retrofit of two old RC Diocese bldgs for the new home of Burlington College233,000VCFA (Fine Arts)MontpelierThermal energy efficiency retrofit of ten buildings and install one new insulated roof233,000North Country HospitalNewportExtend existing biomass district heating to new campus bldg149,478Castleton State CollegeCastletonThermal energy efficiency retrofit of Woodruff Hall137,964 Middlebury CollegeMiddleburyThermal energy efficiency retrofits of three old bldgs137,000College of St JosephRutlandInstall Sto Exterior Insulation systems on two dorm buildings122,749Goddard CollegePlainfieldInstallation of a wood chip district heating system for 22 buildings.100,000Marlboro CollegeMarlboroThermal energy efficiency retrofit in Dalrymple classroom building83,258NOTCH (Northern Tier Ctr for Health)RichfordThermal energy efficiency retrofit & upgrades (pumps, controls, meters, heat recovery) in Mill bldg72,500Brattleboro RetreatBrattleboroPurchase & install new highly efficient oil boiler (allow switch from #6 to #2 fuel oil)50,000VT Tech. CollegeRandolph CtrInstallation of a geothermal heat pump system to provide heating/cooling to the Allen House which is the home of VTC’s Ctr For Sustainable Practices50,000Visiting Nurses AssocColchesterThermal energy efficiency retrofit measures, including the replacement of 15 aged heat pumps50,000East Dorset & Dorset Fire DistrictsDorset, E. DorsetThermal energy efficiency retrofit at two fire station buildings37,052 The Vermont Clean Energy Development Board has awarded over $1.7 million worth of grants supporting 14 clean energy projects at public serving institutions across the state. The Clean Energy Development Board is excited to support these public serving institutions with clean energy grants. These funds will help these institutions save energy and money which will, in turn, benefit Vermonters throughout the State. said CED Board co-Chair Robert Dostis.The grants allocate funds received by Vermont from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). In 2009 the state legislature allocated $2 million of the ARRA funds to be used to support clean energy projects at public serving institutions which was defined as hospitals, colleges, universities and government buildings. We are pleased to put these funds to work helping to stimulate the economy, create jobs and increase the state s investment in clean energy, while at the same time supporting these important public serving institutions said Sam Swanson, CED Board co-chair.The CEDF was created by the Legislature in 2005 to increase the development of renewable energy and combined heat and power technologies. The CEDF is funded by two MOU s with Entergy VT Yankee steaming from the plant s dry cask storage and power up-rate. In 2009, the fund received $31.5 million from the federal government under ARRA. Total Grants:$ 1,706,001 Source: Vermont Clean Energy Development Board. 6.16.2010last_img read more

Split Verdict in Long Beach Councilman’s Theft Case

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Michael FagenA Long Beach City councilman has been convicted of receiving unemployment benefits that he was not entitled to, although a Nassau County jury was unable to reach a verdict on some charges.Michael Fagen was found guilty Tuesday of petit larceny and 10 counts of offering a false instrument for filing. Jurors were undecided on charges of grand larceny and 20 other counts of offering a false instrument for filing.Prosecutors said the 56-year-old Democratic councilman received $405 weekly in New York State Unemployment Insurance Benefits despite his earning $19,828 annually upon his January 2010 inauguration.Fagen didn’t disclose to the state Department of Labor his employment with the city or as a salesman for a hotel membership benefits company while he received unemployment benefits. He falsely claimed to be unemployed.His defense attorney argued that Fagen was set up by his Republican political rivals.The councilman faces up to four years in prison when he is sentenced on April. His attorney reportedly plans to appeal the decision.last_img read more

Lucas Scott talks commitment to Army

first_imgScott said once he stepped foot on Army’s campus, the decision to become a Black Knight was much easier . “I felt like it was time and it was the right decision, so I wanted to get it off my back,” said Scott. “He was very real about everything and saying it’s not easy but he thinks it’s worth it and especially a guy from Section IV, texting him helped a lot,” said Scott. For now, Scott gets to enjoy his senior season while watching his future team enjoy being one of the top teams in the country. Attending Army brings Scott the opportunity to serve his country after graduation. He didn’t have that on his mind until West Point gave him an offer. “Chenango Forks is a great community everyone is very supportive,” said Scott. “So I’ve loved growing up here and playing football here, I’ve been very lucky.” “I have to serve for five years after and then you get stationed past off your class rank, so say I graduated top ten in the class they get to choose where you go,” he said. center_img TOWN OF CHENANGO (WBNG) – One week ago Chenango Forks running back Lucas Scott committed to play football at United States Military Academy West Point. The decision was highly anticipated in his football rich community, Chenango Forks. “The campus was beautiful, they play really good football and just having West Point on your resume when you graduate I feel like that sets you up really good in life to get a great job and be very successful,” he said. Scott is the first Section IV football player to attend army since Maine-Endwell running back Darnell Woolfolk, who graduated just two years ago. “Tbe able to play on ESPN, Army-Navy game 4 times, I mean that is one of the craziest games in all of football,” said Scott. “So it’s a big plus for me and to be able to watch yourself on ESPN one day is going to be pretty awesome.”last_img read more

Joy Marie Huffner

first_imgJoy Marie Huffner, 82, of Rising Sun, IN, passed away at 7:38 PM, Friday, January 22nd, 201 at Select Specialty Hospital in Ft. Thomas, KY. Joy was born in Rising Sun, IN on November 3, 1933, a daughter of the late Betty Marie (Michael) and Charles McCardle.  She was a graduate of Rising Sun High School. Joy worked for Seagrams Distillery in Lawrenceburg, IN for over 50 years. She was the widow of Robert Huffner who passed away in 1998.  Joy loved taking care of her home where she could enjoy the view of the Ohio River from her living room or yard. She also loved traveling to Florida and enjoying the beaches there.Joy is  survived by two daughters, Kathie Saylor, of Rising Sun, IN and Donna Brameier (Joe), of Rising Sun, IN; by three sons, Bobby Trader, of Evansville, IN; David  Huffner, of Rising Sun, IN and Steve Huffner, of Rising Sun, IN; by 5 grand children and 7 great grandchildren and by special family friend Gloria Sebastian of Burlington, KY. Joy was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, by a daughter, Connie Sue Lyons (Sue Huffner) and by a brother, Jerry Cochran.Funeral services will be 7 PM, Tuesday, January 26 at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN with Brother Greg Matthew officiating. Friends are invited to call Tuesday 5-7 PM at Markland Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the family for funeral expense. marklandfuneralhome.comlast_img read more