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  • Survey uncovers bawdy antics in the boardroom

    first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Survey uncovers bawdy antics in the boardroomOn 8 Jan 2002 in Personnel Today The boardroom is becoming more like a late night comedy club, if the latestresearch is to be believed. The use of slang, mild swearing and cracking of politically incorrect jokesare now deemed acceptable in many business situations, according to the majorityof company directors in the Aziz Management Communications Index. The research reveals that 57 per cent of the 200 company directors surveyedthink that politically-incorrect but funny jokes should be allowed in internalconversations and meetings, and a further 17 per cent believe they should beallowed at any time. Nearly two-thirds of respondents think slang should be permitted in internalmeetings and 21 per cent believe it is acceptable at any time. The use of mildswear words is deemed acceptable by 45 per cent of directors in informalmeetings and by a further 14 per cent in all situations. Women are more likely than men to take offence at politically incorrectjokes. www.azizcorp.com last_img read more

  • Townhouse sales dominate Brooklyn’s luxury market

    first_img371 Clinton Street in Carroll Gardens and 6 Strong Place in Cobble Hill (Photos via Compass)Townhouses remain the hot-ticket item in Brooklyn’s luxury market.There were 18 contracts signed for homes priced $2 million and up in the borough last week, according to Compass’ report. The total value of all the contracts was $54.8 million, down from $83 million over the 25 contracts inked the previous week.The median asking price was $2.5 million with an average listing discount of 2 percent and 211 days on market.Read moreBrooklyn luxury market roars back to lifeVince Viola’s $25.5M mansion sale breaks Brooklyn recordWhat Brooklyn’s record $25.5M sale means for borough’s resi market Full Name* TagsbrooklynLuxury Real EstateResidential Real Estate The most expensive deal was for a 1900-era townhouse in Cobble Hill. The 24-foot wide home at 6 Strong Place spans 5,500 square feet across four levels, with five bedrooms and an outdoor terrace. The home also comes with a custom bar, 12-foot ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace. It was last asking $8.45 million.The second priciest contract signed was for a brownstone at 371 Clinton Street in Carroll Gardens. The four-story home was built in 1899 and spans 3,400 square feet. With 14-foot ceilings, four bedrooms and a rear garden with a patio, the property’s final asking price was just under $4.5 million.There were 15 townhouses that found buyers last week and just three condos. The average price per square foot for the townhouses remained significantly lower at $986 a foot compared to $1,293 for the condo units.Townhouses have traded for record prices in recent weeks. Billionaire Vincent Viola sold his townhouse in Brooklyn Heights for $25.5 million earlier this month, setting a new record for the borough. And apparel designer Peter Poopat’s $6.5 million purchase of a Fort Greene home set a new bar for the neighborhood.Contact Erin Hudson Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Message* Email Address* Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

  • Generation of a buoyancy-driven coastal current by an Antarctic polynya

    first_imgDescent and spreading of high salinity water generated by salt rejection during sea ice formation in an Antarctic coastal polynya is studied using a hydrostatic, primitive equation three-dimensional ocean model called the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory Coastal Ocean Modeling System (POLCOMS). The shape of the polynya is assumed to be a rectangle 100 km long and 30 km wide, and the salinity flux into the polynya at its surface is constant. The model has been run at high horizontal spatial resolution (500 m), and numerical simulations reveal a buoyancy-driven coastal current. The coastal current is a robust feature and appears in a range of simulations designed to investigate the influence of a sloping bottom, variable bottom drag, variable vertical turbulent diffusivities, higher salinity flux, and an offshore position of the polynya. It is shown that bottom drag is the main factor determining the current width. This coastal current has not been produced with other numerical models of polynyas, which may be because these models were run at coarser resolutions. The coastal current becomes unstable upstream of its front when the polynya is adjacent to the coast. When the polynya is situated offshore, an unstable current is produced from its outset owing to the capture of cyclonic eddies. The effect of a coastal protrusion and a canyon on the current motion is investigated. In particular, due to the convex shape of the coastal protrusion, the current sheds a dipolar eddy.last_img read more

  • Leading industry players launch new proptech development partnership

    first_imgHome » News » Leading industry players launch new proptech development partnership previous nextProptechLeading industry players launch new proptech development partnershipThe Property Innovation Network is to offer sales and lettings agents new ideas to monetise their client base, starting with a chat-bot concierge service.Nigel Lewis27th November 201801,673 Views L2R: Chris Choi, Lucas Freeman, Tony Parker, Anthony Band, Christopher Moon, Graham Lock, Adam Day. A group of well-known names within the property industry have joined forces to launch a consultancy that promises sales and lettings agents new and potentially unique ways to monetise and retain their client base.Called The Property Innovation Network, its members include Hatched founder and former eMoov and EasyProperty executive Adam Day, former The Property Franchise Group boss Graham Lock, former Goodlord partnerships director Anthony Band and Chris Khoi, founder of developer Black Crest Group.“We’ve launched the business because we can see that there are still many home-owning and rental issues that need solving in the market,” says Band.“For example, given the looming tenant fees ban no one seems to be focussing on how to better serve the tenant.”The group are keeping the exact details of their ideas under wraps, but say several of them will be insurance-backed.One they will talk about is a chat-bot style concierge service for tenants and home-owners who will use it to manage their properties and lifestyles.Proptech launchIt is due to be launched on January 8th and will also help agents develop closer relationships with tenants.Based in London, the Property Innovation Network says it will soon be working with a select but broad spectrum of tech-minded, small and medium-size tenants to roll out its concierge service and other products.“Having met the team and got to understand their concierge offering, I’m very excited to be involved as I think they’re helping to address challenges that the market has right now, as well as in the future,” says Adam Day.“This is a product that can not only add revenue but will also save time and hassle as well.”Graham Lock Lucas Freeman Property Innovation Network adam day Anthony Band Chris Choi Christopher Moon Tony Parker November 27, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

  • PODILLO, JOHN D.

    first_img60, of Bayonne, passed away on January 1, 2017 at the Arbor Glenn Care Center in Cedar Grove, NJ. John worked for Shoprite in Nutley for many years. He is survived by his brother James Pondillo, his brother-in-law Joseph Hojnacki, and his niece and nephews Karin Pondillo, James Pondillo, Thomas Hojnacki, and Michael Hojnacki. John was predeceased by his parents James G. and Margaret (nee: Cuseglio) Pondillo, his sister Geraldine Hojnacki and his sister-in-law Colette (nee: Burke) Pondillo. Funeral arrangements by MIGLIACCIO Funeral Home, 851 Kennedy Blvd.last_img read more

  • Two Mishawaka Wendy’s employees injured by customer after she was refused a refund

    first_img Twitter Facebook IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market WhatsApp Previous articlePolice: Suspected drunk driver arrested after being caught going double the speed limitNext articleForever Learning Institute soon enrolling for spring semester Tommie Lee Two Mishawaka Wendy’s employees injured by customer after she was refused a refund By Tommie Lee – January 19, 2021 1 573 Twitter Pinterest Google+ Google+ Pinterest (Photo supplied/Marissa Zimney) A customer who was refused a refund at a Wendy’s restaurant in Mishawaka got very “frosty” with their reaction.It happened shortly before 2 p.m. on Monday when the customer at the Grape Road store ordered food and left the store in a maroon car, according to employees. That customer then returned to the store and asked for a refund, according to Mishawaka Police.When she was refused, the customer assaulted and injured an employee in the restaurant, then hit another employee with her car as she left the parking lot. Both employees were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.Anyone with any information about the suspect in this attack should contact the Mishawaka Police Department. WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

  • Pret unveils all-vegan bakery counters in vegetarian stores

    first_imgAll non-vegan bakery products are being removed from Veggie Pret shops as the business rolls out eight new vegan lines.Pret claims the development on an all-vegan bakery counter is a first for a high-street food-to-go business and highlights its dedication to vegan food innovation.Rolling out from tomorrow (21 July), the new vegan products are:Vegan Croissants (with margarine and sunflower oil instead of butter)Plain Croissant (from £1.40)Chocolate Croissant (from £1.70)Almond Croissant (from £1.70)Vegan MuffinsRaspberry and Coconut Muffin (from £2.15)Banana and Walnut Muffin (from £2.15)Choca Mocha Muffin (from £2.15)Vegan BrowniesThe Ultimate Vegan Brownie (from £2.50)Hazelnut and Caramel Brownie (from £2.50)Pret will continue to sell its Very Berry Croissant and the Dark Chocolate & Almond Butter Cookie.The business pointed out that, in the first few weeks of the Very Berry Croissant being on sale, it sold more than double the amount per day of the non-vegan jam croissant it replaced.“We’re really proud to be the first high street food-to-go retailer to launch a unique concept like this,” said Pret UK managing director Clare Clough.“Expanding Veggie Pret’s offering for our vegan customers has been a huge focus of our food development over the last year and moving to an entire vegan bakery is very much the result of that.”The Veggie Pret vegan bakery range will be available in shops and for delivery, via Pret Delivers, Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats.last_img read more

  • Leslye Headland’s Layover Will Make World Premiere Off-B’way

    first_img The Layover View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 18, 2016 Related Shows Leslye Headland and director Trip Cullman, who collaborated on Second Stage Uptown’s hit comedy Bachelorette, will return to Second Stage Theatre next summer with the world premiere of Layover. The play will be the final production of the 2015-16 mainstage season, with previews scheduled to begin on August 2 at off-Broadway’s Tony Kiser Theatre. The opening night date, casting and complete creative team will be announced later.Ever wonder who that stranger is sitting next to you? What is their story? What are they hiding? Shellie and Dex dare to answer these questions after their flight is delayed on a snowy Thanksgiving night. What they discover about themselves, and each other, sends both of their lives into upheaval. Layover asks the question: Can you ever really get to know somebody when you’re hiding so much yourself?Headland is a playwright, screenwriter, and director. She started her writing for the theater, with such plays as Bachelorette (Second Stage), Assistance (Playwrights Horizons), and the rest of the Seven Deadly Plays series (IAMA Theatre Company).  Several of these plays would later serve as the basis for her film and television projects. In 2010, Headland became a staff writer for FX’s television series Terriers; two years later, her play Assistance was acquired by NBC for television.  She made her feature directorial debut with another of her plays, Bachelorette, starring Kirsten Dunst and Rebel Wilson. Additional screen projects include About Last Night and Sleeping with Other People.Layover was commissioned by Second Stage as part of the Time Warner Commissioning Program.last_img read more

  • Trail Mix: Fly Golden Eagle

    first_imgDuring a conversation with a friend whose opinion on music I respect very much, it was mentioned that originality in music was dead. At first, I was taken aback by that and wanted to dissent. I have always imagined originality at the heart of any artist. Having labored over the idea for some time, though, I understand what my friend was saying. Nothing is original. Everything is rooted in the past. Perceived innovation is nothing but regurgitation and reinterpretation of bygone sounds.And, now, I am good with that, namely because so many of the bands that I dig, listen to regularly, and end up featured here on Trail Mix are so very good at pulling inspiration from the past. It only stands to reason that bands making music now are absolutely drawing from the bands they grew up listening to. Those styles and sounds most certainly find their way into the music being created. Thus, the past lives on in the sounds of the new.For evidence, take a listen to country aces like J.P. Harris & The Tough Choices or Cale Tyson, both of whom call to mind the golden era of country music, or St. Paul & The Broken Bones, whose take on vintage soul is resonating with listeners around the country. Plenty of great bands are bringing back to life great sounds from the past and giving honor to the artists who came before while introducing those sounds to a whole generation of new listeners.Add to that list Fly Golden Eagle, a Nashville quartet whose combination of glam rock and psychedelia seems ripped from the soundtrack of a Quentin Tarantino film. Fly Golden Eagle – Ben Trimble on guitar, Mitch Jones on keys, Matt Shaw on bass, and Richard Harper on drums – represent best the not-so-country-anymore sounds emanating out of Nashville these days. The players have been featured on records from Benjamin Booker and Hurray For The Riff Raff and made up part of Thunderbitch, the side project of Alabama Shakes singer Brittany Howard.Fly Golden Eagle recently released Quartz, a 26 song epic record that, remarkably, draws inspiration from The Holy Mountain, a film released in 1973 that was directly tied to John Lennon and George Harrison for financial backing. Trimble found himself crafting songs that mirrored the movie during the songwriting for Quartz and ended up with a record that could, indeed, run in tandem with the film.Recorded in a former college in Texas, Quartz – or the shorter twelve track Quartz Bijou – is a powerful collection of songs. The songs clamor with the Detroit rock scene, where Trimble grew up, and the brash bravado of The Doors and The Who. At the same time, there are hints of gospel from the Deep South and undertones of punk rock peaking through.Highlight tracks from Quartz Bijou include “Stepping Stone,” with its soaring organ, “You Look Good To Me” and “Horse’s Mouth,” both of which glisten with glam rock guitar effects, and the album closer, “Death Myth,” an absolute instrumental rocker. Also, be sure to check out “Medicine Hat,” another favorite track, on this month’s Trail Mix.For more information on Fly Golden Eagle, when the band might be hitting a stage near you, or to find out how you can grab a copy of Quartz, surf over to www.flygoldeneagle.net.last_img read more

  • Brazil Will Send Two Helicopters For Rescue Operations In Chile

    first_imgBy Dialogo March 04, 2010 Brazil will send two Brazilian Air Force (FAB) helicopters with dialysis equipment to Chile on an emergency basis, to assist with rescue operations following Saturday’s earthquake, the Institutional Security Cabinet (GSI) announced Tuesday. The two Blackhawk H60 helicopters will depart immediately, and the FAB will subsequently send Hercules aircraft to set up a field hospital in Chile with an operating room and an Intensive Care Unit. The Hercules planes that take the equipment for setting up the field hospital to Chile will then be used to bring back Brazilian citizens who have requested this assistance from the Brazilian embassy in Santiago, the GSI announced. The installation of a field hospital in Chile was announced Monday by Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who added that the hospital will remain in operation for the length of time that the Chilean authorities request. The GSI will decide on aid for Chile using the same model adopted for sending donations and assistance to Haiti, which also suffered a devastating earthquake in January. An FAB plane landed in São Paulo Tuesday with thirty Brazilian citizens who had been stranded in Chile as a result of the earthquake. The government still does not know whether any Brazilians were among those killed by the 8.8-magnitude earthquake that devastated the country early Saturday. According to official estimates, around twelve thousand Brazilians live in Chile.last_img read more