3 Army soldiers killed in training accident ID’d

first_imgiStock(FORT STEWART, Ga.) — The U.S. Army has identified the three soldiers who died during an early morning training exercise Sunday at Fort Stewart in Georgia.Sfc. Bryan Andrew Jenkins, of Florida, Cpl. Thomas Cole Walker, of Ohio and Pfc. Antonio Gilbert Garcia of Arizona died when their Bradley Fighting Vehicle flipped over into the water around 3:20 a.m. Sunday. Three other 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team soldiers were injured during the accident. Two of those soldiers have been released and another remains hospitalized with non-life threating injuries.The three deceased soldiers were pronounced dead at the scene.“It is hard enough when you lose one soldier, but when you lose three at one time, that pain is amplified,” Maj. Gen. Tony Aguto, commanding general of the 3rd Infantry Division, said during a press conference Monday evening. “And we are really feeling and sharing that pain across the division and the community.”“It’s been tough for all of us,” he saidAguto wouldn’t go into specific details of how the incident happened Monday but said the soldiers’ Bradley Fighting Vehicle rolled off a bridge and was submerged upside down in a stream. Officials would not say how the vehicle fell off the bridge.“Our family is heartbroken at the news of this tragic accident at Ft. Stewart,” Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said in a statement Sunday. “Our prayers are with the families of those who passed and those undergoing treatment for their injuries.”The cause of the accident is still under investigation by the 3rd Infantry Division and a team from the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center and officials said they would release more information as it becomes available.Aguto said training will continue on the base but that they constantly look for ways to mitigate risks. However, he also said that training on not perfect conditions is part of the job.“Training is tough, realistic and we train for all sorts of conditions,” he said Monday. You would expect us to do that.”Aguto said everyone is struggling to deal with this tragic accident.“We share your pain and we honor and are humbled by their service and sacrifice, and we will truly miss them,” Aguto said at a press conference Monday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Quintessentially Estates seeks new affiliate partners

first_imgPenny MosgroveQuintessentially Estates, a global lifestyle real estate company , is issuing a call for new affiliate partners in key global wealth and lifestyle centres, as the firm seeks to accelerate international growth. With affiliations in a number of key markets , the company, led by CEO Penny Mosgrove, is calling for enquiries from potential partners.Quintessentially Estates says that it offers affiliate partners a unique proposition, and , as it is attached to Quintessentially, the luxury lifestyle concierge, partners gain access to a pre-existing captive audience of HNWIs – with 250,000 members in over 60 countries . As a result, Quintessentially Estates offers new affiliates a fast track into a network of UHNW and HNWI clientele , which typically takes years to build.Carina Bendeck, International Business Director, said, “ In the past decade, the proliferation of real estate brands operating in the luxury sector has created a commodity market, much the same as in the hotel industry, where there is little to ultimately differentiate one brand from another. As the only global lifestyle real estate agency backed by the world’s number one concierge company, both our clients and our partners recognise our brand as unique . We are looking for affiliate partners whose business model is focused on delivering the highest in – service levels and ability to look after once in a lifetime property deals . Our network of Quintessentially clients represents an exclusive group of global High Net Worth Individuals. This group require s access to special property deals and a highly specialised service. As a result, we must be highly selective in who we consider as a potential affiliate. We welcome enquiries from real estate experts with an existing track record in the super prime real estate sector.”Penny Mosgrove, CEO, said, “We are seeking affiliate partners in the world’s global wealth centres as well as cities and regions which represent lifestyle hotspots for the global elite – the locations where our discerning concierge clients spend both their professional and leisure time . We have ambitious plans for our global expansion strategy and partners can most certainly benefit from joining us at this stage of our growth.” Potential partners interested in an affiliation the Quintessentially Estates can find out more Potential partners interested in an affiliation the Quintessentially Estates can find out more at https://quintessentiallyestates.com/affiliations/global lifestyle real estate company Penny Mosgrove Quintessentially Estates Carina Bendeck Sheila Manchester May 2, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 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 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Quintessentially Estates seeks new affiliate partners previous nextAgencies & PeopleQuintessentially Estates seeks new affiliate partnersSheila Manchester2nd May 20190828 Viewslast_img read more

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Breaking: OnTheMarket drops its fees by a third with no strings

first_imgOnTheMarket has broken ranks and dropped its fees by a third for three months without any strings for customers currently on its full tariff.The portal, which yesterday sent an email out to its customers pledging its support for agents in this difficult time, but not revealing a price reduction programme, has had a change of heart this morning.Calling it a payment support initiative, unlike its rival Rightmove which has caused widespread protest among agents with its ‘deferred payments’ system, OnTheMarket is simply reducing its fees for invoices issued in the three months starting in April.Rightmove’s initiative, which asks agents to pay back its temporary fee reduction in instalments, doesn’t begin until May.Foresight“We hope that this will go some way towards easing the pressure which agents of all sizes, in both sales and lettings, are anticipating in the coming months against the unprecedented COVID-19 backdrop,” says Clive Beattie, Acting Chief Executive Officer (left).“OnTheMarket exists because agents had the foresight to want their own portal in order to control their online marketing cost base.“It is the core strategy of OnTheMarket as the agent-backed portal to deliver value and to provide first-class support for our agent customers.“We are resolutely focused on doing everything possible to deliver value to our customers, both in these circumstances and beyond.“We are the agents’ portal. We understand the next few months are going to be tough and, as such, we believe simply kicking the monthly rate back is not helping agent partners, it’s delaying the unavoidable.“We believe that offering this discount early will assist agents to control their costs in the face of such uncertain times.”The Negotiator understand that Zoopla, which is now the only portal not to have revealed an Coronavirus package, is due to make an announcement either today or tomorrow.Read more about OnTheMarket.   clive beattie Rightmove OnTheMarket March 19, 2020Nigel Lewis5 commentsSteve Way, Oxlets Ltd Oxlets Ltd 20th March 2020 at 10:14 amNice one OTM (and Zoopla too) – I knew I’d made the right decision in joining. So much so, that I cancelled my RM membership this month.Log in to ReplyAmanda O’Brien, www.contentforestateagents.co.uk www.contentforestateagents.co.uk 19th March 2020 at 9:23 amQuite smart of On The Market to wait and see how Rightmove’s offer was received before putting out a price reduction offer themselves, thus avoiding a similar backlash!Log in to ReplyFriendly local agent, Friendly local agency Friendly local agency 19th March 2020 at 8:48 amDespite not being in the best shape financially, OTM proves it’s there for agents. Although there are perhaps a touch of politics at force too following Rightmove’s disgusting announcement yesterday, but who cares. We gave notice to Rightmove last move and are leaving at the end of March. We were simply getting far better value and far better leads from OTM. I’m aware that an increasing number of other agents have given notice to Rightmove over the last couple of days – could COVID-19 be the catalyst that causes the mass exodus from Rightmove ?Log in to ReplySteve Way, Oxlets Ltd Oxlets Ltd 20th March 2020 at 10:12 amI’ve also jut given RM notice – leaving end of April – at least I should get 75% of my final fee refunded, bonus!! You’ve hit the nail on the head too – value for money! RM just don’t give that anymore where the other portals pound for pound vs leads are!I really hope this proves to be a real kick in the teeth to RM and creates the exodus that needs to happen.Log in to ReplyPam Batth, nu move Online Estate Agents nu move Online Estate Agents 19th March 2020 at 8:44 amTime to act is now, portals should be zero for 3 months in these unprecedented times then 50% then-on.If we have no sellers selling or no buyers buying what is the point of a 3rd party portal?Portals do a fantastic job but in desperate circumstances for everyone in our sector the main suppliers should be the first to offer hugely discounted services to retain customers, customer loyalty is invaluable.Deferring discounted fees is a insult really as the whole point of the service is a steady stream of valuations and viewings requests. At the moment it’s like booking and paying for a cinema ticket to watch a film but the cinema is closed – what’s the point.We’ll that’s our opinion for today. Like, share, comment, everyone is allowed a opinion and don’t be scared.We wish our entire community the very strong best for your health and wellbeing during this challenging period.Log in to ReplyWhat’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 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Breaking: OnTheMarket drops its fees by a third with no strings previous nextAgencies & PeopleBreaking: OnTheMarket drops its fees by a third with no stringsThe portal, which recently ejected its CEO, says it wants to support agents with lower portal costs ‘as early as possible’ during the crisis.Nigel Lewis19th March 20205 Comments2,557 Viewslast_img read more

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Beach Replenishment Project Enters Final Phase

first_imgA major project to rebuild dunes and beaches at the north end of Ocean City has reached the Ocean City Music Pier.Equipment and sand-pumping operations surrounded the Music Pier on Sunday.Work will now begin in a final push to the end of the project area at 14th Street.Crews are working around the clock and it’s likely the project will be complete by the end of the year.The dredging is part of a $9 million project that will pump 700,000 cubic yards of new sand to rebuild eroded beaches across 2.4 miles at the north end of Ocean City. The project started on Nov. 3.The federal government is paying the majority of the project costs with Ocean City responsible for only 8.75 percent.The work will cover an area between the northernmost jetty at Seaspray Road to the beach around the 14th Street Pier.The sand is being harvested from an offshore borrow area a short distance off Surf Road Beach. Powered by the dredge Illinois, the sand is being transported through a pipeline that lands on the beach at North Street. From there, a pipeline runs down the beach as work progresses. Ocean City Music Pier visitors watch work continue at Ninth Street Beach on Sunday (Dec. 13).last_img read more

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News story: Reporting a phishing email scam

first_img Do not reply to the email. If you have lost money or information, or your computer has been taken over by a phishing or malware attack, report it to Action Fraud. Delete the email. Why we made the changeOur ambition is to become the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data. To achieve this ambition, we are committed to strengthening and maturing our cyber security defences continually to address increasingly sophisticated national and international threats.As part of the Active Cyber Defence programme we are now working with Netcraft, a private sector company, on phishing and malware countermeasures.The Netcraft service has taken down more than 62,849 attacks across government. The average ‘time to die’ for phishing sites relating to government has fallen from 27 hours prior to this change to under one hour. For malware this has decreased from 525 to 43 hours (roughly from 22 to less than 2 days).For more information about phishing emails, read Action Fraud’s advice. Do not open the attachment or follow any links, as this may infect your computer with a virus. Computer viruses can help criminals to steal data from your computer. We have been working with National Cyber Security Centre to improve public sector cyber security. As part of the phishing and malware counter-measures, we have changed the email address for you to report a fraudulent email that pretends to be from HM Land Registry.How to identify phishing emailsIf you are unsure whether an email you have received is genuine, look at the sender address domain in the email’s “From” field.Genuine HM Land Registry emails have a sender domain ending in .gov.uk, for example Telford.OfficeMail [[email protected]try.gov.uk]Phishing emails may use our office names, but are being sent from other email domains, for example Telford.OfficeMail [[email protected]].What to doIf you are unsure about an email claiming to be from HM Land Registry, follow these steps. Forward the email, along with any attachments, to [email protected] Where possible, use the ‘Forward as attachment’ option on your email software. Netcraft will take action to remove any offending material or sites from the internet.last_img read more

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Less Snow Likely for Long Island as Storm is Downgraded

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Blizzard warnings across Long Island were lifted Tuesday and snowfall amounts were lessened just as a major storm impacting much of the East Coast made its way to the region.With the storm’s track altered, forecasters predicted LI would get between 4 to 8 inches of snow—a stark change from the evening’s forecast, which called for upwards of two feet of snow. Instead of a deluge of the white stuff, Long Islanders can expect snow, sleet, and freezing rain throughout the day. The sleet could be heavy at times, forecasters said, adding that periods of blowing snow are still possible. A coastal flood warning is in effect for the South Shore until 2 p.m. Forecasters with the National Weather Service warn of “moderate coastal flooding” at high tide and localized flooding of vulnerable waterfront and shoreline roads. Despite the change in forecast, the wintry mix was enough to cause problems on the Long Island Rail Road, which was facing system-wide delays of up to 15 minutes Tuesday morning. The MTA was encouraging riders on Tuesday to stay home and avoid traveling by rail. It appears many riders heeded those warnings, with the LIRR reporting minimal ridership Tuesday morning. Speaking at a press conference Tuesday morning, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said that despite the uncertainty with the storm, it’s clear that “there is less accumulation than the forecast had predicted.” “This is different than the trend we’ve seen in most of the storms we’ve had this season, where the eastern end of Long Island…has gotten hit harder,” Bellone added. “So we’ve gotten a little bit of a break here. But I want to caution people who look out the window and see that the roads are passable, that there isn’t significant accumulation on the roads. Those roads are still slick and icy.” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said it was important to monitor the temperatures as day transitions to night. “It’s actually easier to move snow than it is to move ice, obviously,” he said at a Tuesday press conference. Still, he welcomed the latest forecast for Long Island and New York City, saying there’s been less disruptions than expected. “We have no evidence of any coastal flooding along Long Island…no evidence of any power outages of any significance, even though we had high gusts of wind,” Cuomo said. Areas upstate were not so lucky, Cuomo said, adding that the state will redeploy equipment from Long Island to the Southern Tier, which could get battered with more than two feet of snow. While Long Island seems to have been spared the worst, many states across the East Coast were not as fortunate. The powerful nor’easter could impact as many as eight states and has already been blamed for thousands of flight cancellations and delays. Nearly all flights out of LaGuardia Airport were cancelled and John F. Kennedy Airport was also dealing with significant delays, officials said. The massive storm reportedly placed an estimated 15 million people under a blizzard warning, according to reports. The snowy mix could continue well into the evening, forecasters said. And wind gusts could clock in at more than 40 miles per hour.last_img read more

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ABTA issues new plea for government support | News

first_imgIn response, ABTA has renewed its calls to government to deliver a plan which provides tailored support for the industry and put measures in place to ensure a swift return to travel and boost consumer confidence after the lockdown has lifted.It acknowledges that while positive developments this week, in terms of securing a vaccine, will go some way to restoring consumer confidence in booking future travel plans, travel businesses need help now. It highlights that while other sectors – like hospitality, culture and the arts – have received specific support from the Government, travel businesses have been left wanting. – Advertisement – New figures from ABTA suggest nine in ten holidays were either cancelled or rearranged in July and August, as the Covid-19 pandemic caused havoc in the travel sector.The new findings are from a survey of members carried out at the end of October before the latest lockdown measures were announced. – Advertisement – OlderCampbell Gray Hotels signs for new project in Cairo – Advertisement –center_img They also reveal that a third of businesses have not yet resumed active operations since the UK-wide national lockdown – demonstrating the constraints on the sector.The lack of an opportunity to recover means that in the current trading conditions businesses expect to end the year 93 per cent down on bookings compared to this time last year. Even before the latest lockdown, redundancies are estimated to have almost doubled over a three-month period – with 164,000 people either losing their jobs or having their jobs at risk in the travel and wider industries, up from 90,000 in August.- Advertisement – Mark Tanzer, chief executive of ABTA, said: “The travel industry has had no meaningful chance to recover – bookings have largely vanished, cancellations are common as destinations move on and off the travel corridor list and the government is yet to deliver a testing framework for industry and customers. “The results are stark for businesses – job losses mounting at an alarming rate and viable, longstanding businesses closing their doors for good.”He added: “But there is demand for travel and we are starting to see people booking for summer 2021 – demonstrating the importance of travel and resilience of the market. “This will no doubt be boosted by the news of a vaccine, but we must remember that a robust vaccine programme is many months away and the industry is struggling now.“It is short-sighted of the government to overlook the industry as travel is fundamental to our economic recovery.”last_img read more

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Visit Advent on Plitvice Lakes and Korenica

first_imgWe are counting down to Christmas and New Year, and this year the Advent program in the Municipality of Plitvice Lakes offers you various activities and attractions that you can complete your visit to the natural beauties of this area. All events are open to the public, free of charge and everyone is welcome to a happy December in the Municipality of Plitvice Lakes !!! The happy month ends with a double celebration of the New Year in Korenica. First at noon with a welcome for the youngest and a special program, and in the evening at a big celebration with a GS band and fun until the early morning hours. The snow has fallen and we have been witnessing magical scenes from Plitvice Lakes for days, and fun activities in December at Plitvice Lakes and Korenica last until the New Year’s celebration. In addition to sports pleasures, a super event will be held on Friday, December 21st “Party 65+” which will bring together seniors for a merry holiday celebration starting at 13 p.m. A new big attraction that will attract many visitors is the open skating rink in Mukinje, which will be open until January 15. Joyful little skaters gather at the rink every day, and those a little bigger in the mood for more adrenaline enjoy the ski resort and toboggan run. The day after that, on Saturday morning, December 22, a gathering was organized in front of the City Library in Korenica with Christmas songs, mulled wine and sausages for all citizens and visitors.last_img read more

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Mainz seek new on-loan deal for Awoniyi

first_img Loading… Achim Beierlorzer’s men suffered a 1-0 home defeat to the Fuggerstadter thanks to Florian Niederlechner’s first-minute strike. Now in a stable condition, the Nigerian youth international stated that being in an unconscious state, he still craved to continue with the encounter, while applauding the medics for reviving him as well as the fans for their goodwill messages. “What I find interesting about this incident is that the doctors and paramedics told me that while they were attending to me at the stadium after the collision I was saying I wanted to continue playing,” he told Ojbsport. “I am so thankful and grateful to God for being alive. It happened so fast and I didn’t even know what was going on, but in my mind, all I was saying was I wanted to continue playing. “I regained consciousness in the hospital and was told of what happened in the stadium. To be alive and okay is the greatest gift that anybody can wish for and I am so appreciative. read also:Ugbade wants Awoniyi in Eagles Qatar 2022 World Cup Squad “I appreciate them for the work they did and I also thank the fans for their well wishes.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 German club, Mainz, are seriously considering to hire Liverpool striker, Taiwo Awoniyi, on-loan again. Kicker reported that Mainz wish to take Awoniyi on-loan again next season and talks with the Reds are planned. Since the end of the Bundesliga, the Nigerian has been training with Liverpool as a non-playing member of the squad. Mainz chief Rouven Schröder says management were delighted with the attitude and enthusiasm of the young forward and are eager to work with him again. Awoniyi has a deal with Liverpool to 2023. Only a few weeks ago, Awoniyi survived the on-the-pitch accident after a nasty head collision with Augsburg’s Felix Uduokhai during one of the league matches. The 22-year-old was stretchered off in the 23rd minute with his neck in a brace before he was rushed to the hospital for further observation. Subsequently, he was replaced by German-Nigerian Karim Onisiwo.Advertisementlast_img read more

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