Home » News » Agencies & People » Ewemove offers redundant LSL staff free franchises and £24k loan previous nextAgencies & PeopleEwemove offers redundant LSL staff free franchises and £24k loanAs hundreds of Your Move and Reeds Rains staff face losing their jobs, hybrid agency says it has agreed deal with parent company to finance franchise offer.12th February 201902,020 Views Hybrid agency Ewemove is offering estate agents made redundant by LSL’s recent restructure of its Your Move and Reeds Rains businesses the chance to join the company’s franchise network for free.As The Negotiator reported yesterday, LSL have been closing and de-branding former branches within its network at breakneck speed and in one case gave staff just two days’ notice before shutting up shop.Ewemove, which is part of The Property Franchise Group, is to waive its normal £1,995 franchise joining fee and offer an interest-free £24,000 business start-up loan to former LSL employees.“Thanks to the backing of The Property Franchise Group we have created a package for those hit by the closures,” says Ewemove’s Managing Director Nick Neill (pictured, above).“We’re genuinely sad that people’s livelihoods are at risk, but we believe we’ve come up with something extraordinary which will provide them with a great option to keep doing what they love.“Never before has such a substantial financial package been available for any franchised brand operation.“But we live in changing times and we believe in acting quickly and decisively. We feel entrepreneurial agents will see this as a once in a lifetime opportunity to take control of their future and carve out a successful career in agency, running their own business but with the support of an industry giant.”Interested former Your Move and Reeds Rains staff should contact Ewemove on 01274 888750 or email [email protected] LSL Reeds Rains The Property Franchise Group EweMove February 12, 2019Nigel 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 2021
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Mike’s Lobster and Shrimp over Linguini With Christmas right around the corner, meal preparation is at the top of mind of many a holiday host and hostess.One of the traditional and most enjoyable of these is the Feast of the Seven Fishes, a longtime Italian-American ritual held on Christmas Eve. But as Mike Monichetti tells it, the feast has branched out and become a favorite of anyone who enjoys celebrating the holiday with loved ones who are also seafood lovers.“This is a very important tradition to me and my family and to many other families celebrating Christmas,” said Monichetti, owner of Sea Isle City’s iconic Mike’s Seafood.It began in the Southern regions of Italy and in Sicily, “from Naples on down to the Southernmost areas of the country,” Mike noted. There it is known as “La Vigilia” or “the vigil” in America. The symbolism for seven fishes are many and varied: the number 7 is the most repeated numeral in the Bible, more than 400 times, he said, and of course there are seven seas and seven mountains surrounding Rome, just to name of a few stated reasons for the number. There can be as many as a dozen or more seafood dishes considered traditional enough to be included. However, most modern celebrations of the feast consist of a meal of seven seafood dishes.The Feast of the Seven Fishes came to America in the late 1800s, taking root in Italian American neighborhoods throughout the “new country.” With the popularity of cooking shows and the Food Network, Monichetti says, the Seven Fishes is something many non-Italian and non-Catholics have adopted.Not long after the Feast became ingrained in Italian-American culture, Monichetti’s grandparents landed on Ellis Island and settled in Sea Isle City, where they founded one of the oldest and most enduring businesses in town. Thus, Monichetti is the third generation in his family to help bring this wondrous meal to tables all across the region.Monichetti said the most famous fish, and the most labor-intensive to prepare is salt cod or “baccala.” This fish requires a soak in fresh water for three days before baking, changing the water every 12 hours to draw out the natural salt. It is then baked and served topped with tomato sauce.The other dishes options in Mike’s traditional feast include:Fried CalamariFried SmeltsFried Crab BallsShrimpLobster & Shrimp Linguini with MarinaraClams & Linguini with Olive Oil & GarlicMussels MarinaraOctopus Sautéed with Lemon,Garlic, & Olive OilSmoked WhitingAs vigils go, this one is about as delicious as it gets. If all this sounds good enough to eat but difficult to make, do not worry. Mike’s stands ready to help you with the preparation, or they will even cook it for you. If you ask us, that’s something to celebrate.
As a bakery shop how many times have you wanted to change, improve or review your offer and didn’t have a clue where to start?The best place to begin is with what you are currently doing and, most importantly, getting right: look at what is selling well, with good margins and customer feedback. There are a few critical questions you must ask yourself:Are you looking to implement a hot food offer or a coffee station in-store? Has your operation got the right capacity? How will it benefit your business? And what type of customers do you serve? Bear in mind that what you sell is directly related to who is shopping with you. For instance, corned beef products sell very well in Wales and some northern locations, whereas in the south, Cornish pasties and sausage rolls are the order of the day.In terms of capacity, a one-metre counter is enough to cope with a coffee installation, whereas you need to have at least 1.5 metres available to include a food offer. The last two points are crucial in terms of deciding which offer you should implement first. If your shop is mostly a morning destination for commuters, you must have a coffee station that allows you to serve the customer very quickly. Moreover, your breakfast offer will increase sales by up to 25% between 6am and 10am. Sweet and savoury bakery products and paninis are ideal to take away your customers love food freshly baked and prepared!Once you’ve agreed your food and drink offer, it’s time to think about merchandising. We always advise our clients that products have to be visible, appealing and attractive. Don’t hide them away in a corner.Finally, meal deals and products of the month related to a particular season are an excellent profit boost, achieving on average 35% more margin than individual product purchases alone.
Two Broadway shows with origins at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) cleaned up at the Tony Awards on Sunday night. “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” and “Once” took home 10 awards in total, including the prizes for best musical revival and best musical, respectively.“This was an extraordinary night for the A.R.T. and for the activity of the arts at Harvard,” said Diane Paulus, the theater’s artistic director, who developed and directed the “Porgy” adaptation last fall in the lead-up to its Broadway debut in January.“Porgy,” which was nominated in 10 categories, also scored a best actress award for Audra McDonald’s wrenching performance as Bess in the classic American opera. “Once” — which was developed at the A.R.T. last year by John Tiffany, a 2010-11 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study — took home a whopping eight awards of the 11 for which it was nominated, including best direction for Tiffany and best sound design of a musical for Clive Goodwin, resident sound designer and engineer at the A.R.T.The awards were an affirmation of the A.R.T.’s work and “the kind of dialogue we provoke,” Paulus said, perhaps both in spite of and because of the experimental theater’s distance from Broadway. The adaptation of “Porgy” was “so informed by our relationship with Harvard — everything from the course I taught with Professor Marjorie Garber to the Harvard student interns who worked all summer on the show when we were mounting it in Cambridge,” Paulus said. “This recognition is just a great moment for the A.R.T. and for Harvard and for the Boston audience.”Indeed, “Porgy” producer Jeffrey Richards gave a shout-out to the adaptation’s Cambridge roots in his acceptance speech for best musical revival.“We want to thank the Gershwin estates, who gave permission for us to do this show and permission to bring ‘Porgy and Bess’ into the 21st century,” Richards said. “We did that because of a visionary director, Diane Paulus, who gave us a great home to incubate this show at the American Repertory Theater — that’s A.R.T., at Harvard.”The opera beat a revival of Stephen Sondheim’s “Follies” for the award, an ironic touch given Sondheim’s early criticism of the A.R.T.’s adaptation of “Porgy and Bess” (which, though he had not yet seen it, he dubbed too radical). Paulus insisted she didn’t dwell on the competition.“Being nominated is the greatest honor, and part of that honor is the company you’re in,” said Paulus, who was also nominated for best direction of a musical alongside her colleague, Tiffany. “When we won [for best] revival, it was just an emotional relief for the production and an amazing moment for our story.”“Once,” Tiffany’s directorial debut on Broadway, was another against-the-odds success at the awards. The show is based on a low-budget 2006 Irish film. Though its quiet story of two musicians’ romance made it an Academy Award-winning fan favorite, it wasn’t exactly obvious material for a big-budget Broadway production.But the play, which workshopped at the A.R.T. last fall, won more Tony Awards than any other this year, including prizes for best actor in a musical (Steve Kazee), best scenic design of a musical (Bob Crowley), best book of a musical (Enda Walsh), best orchestration of a musical (Martin Lowe), and best lighting design of a musical (Natasha Katz).The production also provided a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Goodwin, who took on his routine sound duties at the A.R.T. for “Once” during its unannounced two-week run at Oberon.“I loved the show so much, and they liked me enough to want to keep me on and take me with them to the next stages,” said Goodwin, who had never before worked on Broadway. Tiffany was receptive to Goodwin’s ideas for a production that looked and sounded “as natural as possible,” with carefully hidden headset mics and speakers.“He steers everybody so gently, so beautifully, that it gets the best out of people without any difficulties, without any stress,” Goodwin said of the director. “The show is something to be proud of, and I’m immensely proud of my small part in it.”Tiffany (along with some members of his Tony-winning design team) will return to the A.R.T. next season to helm Tennessee Williams’ classic drama “The Glass Menagerie,” which opens next Feb. 2. Though the British director was already known for his work with the experimental National Theatre of Scotland, Paulus admits she was lucky to lure him to Harvard before “Once” put his name in lights.“We were talking pretty early on about what John might want to do if he came back” to the A.R.T., Paulus said. “I asked him, ‘What’s your dream project?’ and he said ‘Glass Menagerie,’ and I said, ‘Let’s do it.’ It’s exciting to have an artist of his caliber coming back next year.”
Over the winter break, members of The Chorale, The Undertones and the Liturgical Choir went on their winter tours and showcased their music to audiences across the country.The Chorale, the official concert choir of Notre Dame, began their Winter Tour on Jan. 9 and will conclude Jan. 15 in Chicago. According to their website, The Chorale sings a variety of songs from the Renaissance to present day.“I was really pleased with how it went,” Carmen Casillas, senior and tour manager of Chorale, said. “There were a lot of freshmen who came on tour, which is always incredibly exciting, and I really believe that we sounded the best that we ever have.”According to Casillas, their performance on tour included songs from their Fall Concert as well as Christmas music. The Chorale practiced with when they arrived back on campus with a long rehearsal and also practiced for half an hour before each concert.“My favorite song to perform on tour is always the Alma Mater sung directly into the fight song because we invite any alums and current students to join us to sing it, but this year it was almost eclipsed by our performance of Silent Night,” Casillas said.The Undertones, Notre Dame’s 13-man a cappella ensemble, toured five cities on their winter tour in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.“We had a great time and were blessed with incredible hospitality from Notre Dame Clubs across the Southeastern United States,” Stuart Streit, junior and president of The Undertones, said.Daniel Pedroza, sophomore and communications director of The Undertones said that one of his favorite moments included recording an EP with five songs from the past semester. Pedroza also said the 13-member group had enough free time on tour to go kayaking through the Everglades.“It’s an experience that you wouldn’t get normally,” Pedroza said. “To get to tour with 12 of your best friends is great … it’s a lot of singing in the car.”The Notre Dame Liturgical Choir went on their a Texas tour and sang for one high school and five parishes in Dallas, San Antonio and Austin.“It was a wonderful way for the choir to get to know each other better and share our music with parishes throughout Texas,” Patricia Bartlett, junior and treasurer of Liturgical Choir, said.Liturgical Choir’s performance during their Texas tour consisted of 17 pieces that the choir had learned throughout the year. While on their tour, members of Liturgical Choir were welcome into the homes of Notre Dame’s alumni clubs of Dallas, Austin and San Antonio.Jimmy Kelly, president of the Liturgical Choir, said that his favorite moment on tour was when he and other choristers sang the Notre Dame Alma Mater in Austin under the dome of the Texas State Capitol.“Circled around the Lone Star Seal adorning the capitol floor, we joined together in harmony as one family [and] one voice,” Kelly said.
This Wednesday, the arts at Notre Dame will come together at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (DPAC) for the second year in a row at Art Attack, a two-hour event that will showcase the various opportunities for involvement with performance, visual and creative arts at Notre Dame.Arts at Notre Dame will be the primary hosts for the event, along with representatives from other groups such as the College of Arts & Letters, Shakespeare at Notre Dame and the Snite Museum of Art.Leigh Hayden, director of external relations for the performing arts at DPAC, has been a part of the collaborative effort on campus to increase the engagement with Notre Dame’s performing and visual arts entities.“Art Attack was conceived of two years ago as a significant effort … to introduce new students to ‘that big building’ on south campus, as well as attract returning students who may realize how much the center and the arts have to offer in terms of quality of campus life,” Hayden said.Hayden said Art Attack is an excellent opportunity for Notre Dame’s artistic community to throw its doors open to the entire student population, especially the freshmen.“An objective is certainly to attract first years — particularly seeing as 50 percent of the class of 2019 was involved in the arts in high school,” she said. “At the same time, if a returning student is a frequent visitor or has never set their foot inside this building before, even for a class or event such as the recent talk by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, we want them here, too. We hope they’ll see DPAC and the arts in a new and different way.”Stacey Stewart, outreach specialist for the film, television and theatre department, said despite the abundance of artistic talent at Notre Dame, much of it tends to go unnoticed or under-appreciated.“I’m excited to see a wide range of artistic disciplines represented this year — music, dance, musical theatre, film, and visual art — all together under one roof,” Stewart said. “I hope both students and faculty will feel welcome in our campus artistic community, whether they see themselves as artists or as audience members.”Senior Jon Olansen, executive producer of Pasquerilla East Musical Company (PEMCO), said Art Attack aims to attract people who may still be unsure about which club or organization they should join.“Fine arts challenge people, especially students, to think creatively and with open mind, a skill that is vital in many ways throughout life,” Olansen said. “I hope that those who do not know yet if it is right for them find themselves a place in the arts at Notre Dame.”Hayden said there are many resources available to students, but many are still unaware of what exactly is being offered to them.“That’s why the Arts at Notre Dame group came together, to fill the gap in information and connectivity,” Hayden said. “Art Attack is our biggest effort to address that opportunity.”Hayden said the arts on campus are “alive and well” and the arts in college are a low-risk, high-return proposition.“While there may be many different departments and centers involved, we are unified in our effort to make what we have to offer students a memorable part of their Notre Dame experience,” Hayden said. “Show up. We all know how to put on a great event.”Tags: art attack, arts at ND, DPAC, PEMCo
Vice President Joe Biden and former Speaker of the House John Boehner will jointly receive the Laetare Medal at Notre Dame’s 2016 Commencement, the University announced in a press release Saturday.The Laetare Medal is awarded each year to American Catholics “whose genius has ennobled the arts and sciences, illustrated the ideals of the Church and enriched the heritage of humanity,” according to the press release.University President Fr. John Jenkins commended both men for their dedication to the nation and for their civility. “While both have been loyal and committed partisans, they were leaders who put the good of the nation ahead of partisan victory, seeking through respectful dialogue honorable compromise and progress,” Jenkins said in the press release. “Speaker Boehner’s resistance to a simple reductionism made him suspect in his own party; Vice President Biden reminded his fellow Democrats that those in the other party are ‘our opponents, not our enemies.’”According to the press release, Vice President Biden has served two terms in the Obama administration, and oversaw the $840 billion stimulus package in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and leads the Ready to Work Initiative.Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1990, former Speaker Boehner served as chairman of the House Education and Workforce Committee where he authored several reforms, including the Pension Protection Act and a school choice voucher program for low-income children in Washington, D.C., according to the press release. “In recognizing both men, Notre Dame is not endorsing the policy positions of either, but celebrating two lives dedicated to keeping our democratic institutions working for the common good through dialogue focused on the issues and responsible compromise,” Jenkins said in the release. Boehner and Biden join the ranks of past Laetare Medal recipients President John F. Kennedy, Dorothy Day, Walker Percy, Martin Sheen and many others.The University’s 171st Commencement will be held May 15. Tags: Commencement, Joe Biden, John Boehner, Laetare Medal
15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Jim Nussle, president and CEO, Credit Union National AssociationWith data breaches continuing to happen left and right, we need a bill that would establish a national data security standard. Thankfully, that’s exactly what Reps. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas) and John Carney’s (D-Del.) legislation, the House Data Security Act of 2015, would do. H.R. 2205 would require all entities that deal with consumers’ personal information to develop and maintain an effective information security program tailored to the complexity and scope of its operations and the sensitivity of its data.It is simple: Those who accept card payments need to be held to the same standard as those who issue cards for payment. This is not an attempt to crush small business, as Mr. French portends (“Bank-style rules for small business are wrong approach to data security,” June 1). Neugebauer and Carney’s bill will actually protect consumers.Merchants have little incentive to adopt stronger security measures on their own because the cost of their data breaches are passed on to credit unions and banks. Holding these retailers accountable is not only good logic, it is sound policy. continue reading »