REVEALED: The agent duo behind BBC’s latest property TV show Rent Like A Boss

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » REVEALED: The agent duo behind BBC’s latest property TV show Rent Like A Boss previous nextAgencies & PeopleREVEALED: The agent duo behind BBC’s latest property TV show Rent Like A BossLaunched yesterday, BBC3’s Rent Like A Boss sets out to help struggling tenants find their ideal home in different cities around the UK.Nigel Lewis19th October 202002,658 Views Agents watching the latest property show called Rent Like a Boss on BBC3 yesterday may be wondering who the two ‘experts’ featured on the programme (see above) might be.Named only as Tobias and Big V, the pair are the lettings equivalent of Phil Spencer and Kirstie Allsopp, helping struggling tenants find their ideal rented home.We can reveal that the pair are Tobias Alexander from Alexander Rose Estates, a Keller Williams listed agent operating in central London. He set up his own agency in November last year. Big V is Charles Haward, a former Portico agent who worked for Keller Williams as a sales director until late last year.He is now a BBC TV presenter contracted to the Beeb since December last year, and is one of the growing Instagram agents in the UK who use considerable social media followings to market their properties. Haward is also chums with Daniel Daggers, the UK’s best known ‘Insta-agent’.Property searchThe programme is all about ‘how hard it is for young people to rent’ and in each episode the two agents help two different prospective tenants find their ideal home.During the first episode the pair visit Manchester to help a young man from Wigan find a houseshare in Manchester and a first-time renter in Belfast (right) with a motorbike problem.Later in the series the pair visit Stanraer in Scotland, Leeds, Liverpool, Wolverhampton, Birmingham and Newcastle.The programme has generated considerable publicity after the programme encountered significant problems as it tried to find a home for a wheelchair user looking for an affordable and accessible rental property.“Late nights, early mornings, doggy bags full of croissants, black mould, lupus, ferry trips, religious beef, a REAL Guinness, hotel rooms with ashtrays and no windows, hotel suites with Jacuzzis, a proper curry, speed flat-mating, recycled boxers, a half-finished haircut, the occasional property and a whole bunch of laughs with my guy BigV,” said Alexander on social media yesterday.BBC3 Rent Like A Boss Tobias Alexander Charles Howard October 19, 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

Milius Back Home after 250-Day Deployment

first_img Authorities Milius Back Home after 250-Day Deployment US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) returned June 25 from a 250-day independent deployment to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans.While deployed to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleets, the ship and crew of more than 300 Sailors, assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 21, conducted presence operations and goodwill activities with partner nations.During the deployment, Milius transited nearly 71,000 nautical miles, conducted numerous visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) missions and participated in four international maritime security exercises.The Navy announced in October 2014 that the ballistic missile defense (BMD)-capable guided-missile destroyers USS Benfold (DDG 65) and USS Milius (DDG 69) will become part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) based at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, in the summers of 2015 and 2017, respectively.Milius is a multi-mission ship with anti-air warfare, anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare surface combatants capabilities; designed to operate independently or with an associated strike group.The ship is homeported in San Diego and is part of Naval Surface Forces and U.S. 3rd Fleet.[mappress mapid=”16331″]Image: US Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: day View post tag: Naval View post tag: americas Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Milius Back Home after 250-Day Deployment June 26, 2015 View post tag: USS Milius View post tag: Deployment View post tag: 250last_img read more

Fuzzy Ducks moves to Emporium

first_imgAnother Oxfess called the name “the least funny joke [they’d] heard all year.”Sophie Kilminster, a regular attendant of Fuzzy Ducks, said the news had “hit [her] hard”.She told Cherwell: “The news that Fuzzy Ducks, the shining star of my midweeks, has moved to Emporium, the site of the saddest Valentines-evening I have ever had, has hit me hard. “Emporium is a fundamentally flawed club, the circular stage blocking off the tiny amount of fun that could happen in a club that seems to purposely play songs that have never been popular. “The replacement of something as wholesome as a Fuzzy Duck with a predator demonstrates how the Oxford club scene is literally being eaten alive by such a terrible change.” Oxford’s longest-running club night will be moving from Atik to Emporium, making way for Park End, Atik’s new Wednesday event.The move came about due to a new partnership between Encore Events, the company responsible for Fuzzy Ducks, and the company that owns Emporium, The Bridge, and TVC.According to Encore CEO, Toby Beers-Baker, Atik was no longer a suitable venue for Fuzzy Ducks due to the decrease in the number of students going out on Wednesday nights.Last week, the initial new name of the ATIK Wednesday night, Shark End, was changed to ‘Park End’. Cherwell understands that this switch came after objections from university sports teams.Beers-Baker told Cherwell: “Emporium is a much better size for the amount of students that go out on a Wednesday night nowadays, as over the last few years Atik would quite regularly have closed/empty rooms.”He also said that Encore’s lineup for the week will be “much stronger” now their events are being exclusively hosted at venues owned by the same company.He added: “Fuzzys will remain Fuzzys, as it has in its long history at Atik, Wahoo, The O2, Bath SU, The Carling Academy, and the Zodiac.“It’s the only brand in Oxford that has always moved venues successfully, and we’ll be taking the mentality, the crowd, the music, the DJs and THE DUCK [sic] with us to Emporium.“The layout of Emporium allows us to continue to provide different music on the different floors, and Emporium’s VIP area works perfectly as the new captains VIP.” An all-night reduction in the price of VKs, to £1.50, is the main difference to expect at Fuzzys in the coming term.A new club night at Atik, Shark End Wednesdays, will replace Fuzzy Ducks from Wednesday of freshers’ week (3 October). Shark End organisers Freddie Goodall and Sam Zappi promise to “shake up Oxford nightlife” with the new event.The pair told The Tab: “We want Oxford University students to get more back from their night with better content, more exciting acts and an overall better experience than what they are getting currently.“Change is good, and there will be a great amount of energy being put into the night.“We like working closely with the students, with sports clubs, societies and entz reps being integral part of our event planning.”However, reactions to the new event have been mixed, with one Oxfess suggesting a “first week boycott of ‘Shark End’”. The student added: “Wtf is that name is this a joke… #bringbackfuzzies.”last_img read more

The Disco Biscuits Tear Up Red Rocks For The 9th Bisco Inferno [Full Pro-Shot Show]

first_imgOn Saturday night, The Disco Biscuits returned to Red Rocks Amphitheatre last night, marking the 9th installation of the group’s Red Rocks takeover dubbed Bisco Inferno. 2017’s Bisco Inferno was one for the books, with the Biscuits throwing down a fiery performance to close out their four-night Colorado run (led in with a three-night stand at the Ogden Theatre in Denver proper). To start their performance, the Disco Biscuits opened with the start of Queen’s classic number “Bohemian Rhapsody,” led in by a lyrical piano section by Aron Magner. However, the cover quickly tapered off, with the full band joining in and faking out the start of “Spaga” before moving straight into “Rock Candy.” Those caught off-guard by “Spaga” fakeout were not left disappointed, as the group closing out their accelerated first set, which was continually propelled by Allen AuCoin’s drums, by returning to the number, after jamming through “Rock Candy,” an inverted “Crickets,” “The Champions” (a relatively new song debuted at City Bisco in New York City at the end of the summer last year), and an inverted “Mulberry’s Dream.”The Disco Biscuits Kick Off Their Four-Night Colorado Run [Photos/Full Show Video]For their non-stop second set, The Disco Biscuits opened with “Save The Robots,” which featured Jon “Barber” Gutwillig teasing Soundgarden’s “Fell On Black Days” as a tribute to the late Chris Cornell, whose passing has greatly affected both musicians and fans alike over the past few weeks. From there, the group covered another fallen musical hero, David Bowie, with the ever-popular “Let’s Dance.” Following “The Great Abyss,” the group built out the song into “I-Man,” with “Hot Air Balloon” falling squarely in the center of the “I-Man” sandwich that closed the second set with a massive and triumphant return to the perennial Biscuits’ tune. The group then closed their performance on a high-note, with a spacey rendition of the alternatingly happy-go-lucky and heavy number “Munchkin Invasion” closing out the show. You can check out the setlist and the pro-shot video of the show below.[Photo: Andrew Rios]Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 6/3/2017Set I: Spaga (Bohemian Rhapsody intro & fakeout)-> Rock Candy-> Crickets (inverted)-> The Champions-> Mulberry’s Dream (inverted)-> SpagaSet II: Save the Robots-> Let’s Dance-> The Great Abyss-> I-Man-> Hot Air Balloon-> I-ManEncore: Munchkin Invasionlast_img read more

ROTC honors graduating seniors

first_imgNotre Dame’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), held its annual Pass in Review Ceremony on Wednesday on a rain-shrouded South Quad. ROTC honored its members for a year of excellence in academics, leadership and service.“The military Pass in Review is a formal ceremony rooted in the tradition of a commanding officer inspecting the men and women serving beneath him for their appearance, technique, precision and battle readiness,” junior Chris Ruflin said.Notre Dame’s full Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine units, in dress uniform, lined up in formation for the inspection of University President Fr. John Jenkins and Colonel James E. Bowen of the United States Air Force. The ceremony honors all ROTC members, who will go on to serve in the U.S Armed Forces after graduation, as well as students who have gone above and beyond their duties.“Notre Dame men and women have served and will continue to serve in our country’s battles with honor, courage and integrity, and are proud to reflect the true essence of that powerful motto of our service — God, Country, Notre Dame,” Ruflin said.Following the National Anthem, Fr. Peter Rocca, rector of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, gave the ceremony’s invocation. Rocca expressed gratitude for the selflessness of the ROTC students and their professors, leaders and administrators.Jenkins and commanding officers recognized ROTC students from each unit for achieving higher levels of excellence, whether in leadership, academics, character, optimism, piety, compassion, loyalty or for four years of distinction. Cadets and midshipmen were presented with officers’ sabers, plaques and a tactical watch.The awards were followed by a brief speech by Jenkins, in which he expressed his pride in the ROTC members and their commitment to a greater purpose, rooted in Notre Dame’s rich military history dating to the 1850s.“At Notre Dame and in the military one finds a commitment to integrity, service and leadership,” he said. “Wherever you go, you will bring that spirit of Notre Dame with you.” Jenkins finished with a message to the ROTC seniors who will soon assume their positions as active-duty officers or reserve officers.“As you go forth into military service and unity, I ask that you remember the values that you learned here, that sense of leadership, of selflessness, of community … you have contemplated the morality of warfare and embraced the virtues of peace,” he said.Finally, Jenkins presented the President’s Cup to the winner of the annual tri-military competition, comprised of a football tournament in the fall, basketball in the winter and soccer in the spring. This year’s winner was the Army ROTC.After a closing prayer from Rocca, in which he asked for God’s protection of the ROTC students as they become a force for good in the world, each ROTC unit marched past toward Main Building.Tags: Pass in Review Ceremony, ROTC, tri-militarylast_img read more

Crop and Soil Sciences

first_imgJanine Sherrier believes the University of Georgia Department of Crop and Soil Sciences’ focus on long-term sustainability is vital to the viability of Georgia agriculture and the farmers who make it the No. 1 industry in the state. Sherrier is the new UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences crop and soil sciences department head. Her vision, since arriving in Athens, Georgia, in June, involves helping Georgia farmers be successful now and for decades into the future. “With a commitment to all three branches of the land-grant mission — extension, research and academics — we work side by side with growers and find solutions to their emerging challenges. We’re also developing resources and knowledge to ensure their future success, and we aim to train a steady stream of well-prepared graduates for the agriculture industry,” Sherrier said.UGA’s campuses in Athens, Griffin and Tifton, Georgia, house UGA crop and soil sciences faculty and staff. The department aims to provide modern technology and science-based knowledge to students, farmers, consumers, agribusinesses, nonprofits and governmental agencies across Georgia. “Our producers are highly productive now, and innovations in precision agriculture and plant breeding and management practices could provide growers the tools they need to thrive in the future,” Sherrier said. Sherrier came to UGA because the crop and soil sciences department is known for its impactful Cooperative Extension programs, applied and basic research, and academics, but she is driven to continue to strengthen the department’s programs. Sherrier says the department will address issues that might become problematic in the future. Growers face increasing costs, complex regulations and intense competition for resources.“Everywhere I’ve traveled in Georgia, I’ve heard from growers about how important the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences is to their industry,” she said. “In crop and soil sciences, the faculty have particular strengths in plant genetics and breeding, soil geochemistry, and sustainable management practices. One of my goals is to bridge and leverage those strengths to generate novel resources for our growers.” With Sherrier’s long-term vision for the department and Georgia agriculture, she advocates for agricultural management strategies that generate high crop yields and growers’ economic success while emphasizing careful stewardship of natural resources. Sherrier previously served as a professor of plant and soil sciences at the University of Delaware and held the first dual appointment with the Delaware Biotechnology Institute. At the University of Delaware, she established an internationally competitive research program about beneficial-plant-associated microbes. Work by her team there led to the development and marketing of a bioinoculant, approved by the Environmental Protection Agency, that is available to growers today. Sherrier earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Baylor University and a doctorate in biology from Texas A&M University. She also completed postdoctoral research programs in genetics at the John Innes Centre and in biochemistry at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.last_img read more

Electricity-Generation Trends in New Mexico Reflect Larger U.S. Shift

first_imgElectricity-Generation Trends in New Mexico Reflect Larger U.S. Shift FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Santa Fe New Mexican:The Trump administration’s announcement Monday that it’s taking steps to repeal regulations on coal-fired power plants is unlikely to change the fact that market forces already are pushing the state away from dependence on coal.A large coal company operating in New Mexico says it supports the repeal. But, while some environmental groups decried the rollback as an affront to climate change policy, others said deregulation will not be enough to save an industry that is no longer viable.Public Service Company of New Mexico said it still plans to stop burning coal in the next decade or so.Public Service Company of New Mexico said last spring it plans to shut down the coal-dependent Four Corners Power Plant near Farmington by 2022 and entirely wean its energy production off coal by 2031. The company currently relies on coal for 60 percent of its energy generation but will drop at least 12 percent by 2025.To comply with the Clean Power Plan, PNM had already agreed to shut down two of its four coal-burning units at Four Corners and install pollution controls on existing units by the end of 2017.Four Corners is among a number of coal-fired power plants nationwide that have closed or are scheduled to close in coming years as a result of rising costs of burning coal compared to cheap natural gas and increasingly affordable renewable energy sources.In April, a survey by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis found that 46 coal-burning units at 25 power plants across 16 states will close or significantly reduce production by 2018.More: Rollback unlikely to reverse coal’s downtrend in N.M.last_img read more

Chile Prepared for Tsunamis

first_imgBy Carolina Contreras/Diálogo January 18, 2017 The Hydrographic and Oceanic Service of the Chilean Navy (SHOA, per its Spanish acronym), installed on December 7th a new, next-generation buoy for tsunami detection in northeastern Valparaíso, off the coast of Pichidangui, Chile. The buoy is part of the Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis System (DART), which was developed by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Known as DART 4G, the system consists of a sensor installed on the ocean floor and connected to a buoy on the surface of the water, which constantly generates information that provides tsunami alerts after an earthquake or high-intensity seismic event, when a tsunami is still far from shore. The DART-4G buoy was installed per the July 2015 memorandum of understanding between NOAA and SHOA. The first two systems went into operation in 2015. The first system is located off the northern coast of Mejillones and the second to the south of the city of Constitución. This new prototype “ has been set up to cover a coastal sector that was devoid of monitoring; as such, we are now going to have better forecasting,” said Rear Admiral Patricio Carrasco, director of SHOA. Because of its history of seismic activity, Chile is the only South American country to have three of the five DART-4G buoys in operation around the world. The other two prototypes of this modern monitoring technology are located off the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of the United States. “We rely on people who have been trained by NOAA and have visited our facilities and certified our work processes,” said Rear Adm. Carrasco. After an earthquake registering a magnitude 8.8 on the Richter scale and a tsunami struck off the coast of south-central Chile on February 27, 2010, the Chilean Navy initiated a change process, creating new technological capabilities within its National Alerts and Sea Quakes System. The DART buoys are part of these new tools and a source of relevant information that allows authorities to better manage the threat of a seaquake and prevent harm to the population. Next-generation technology Five DART buoys monitor 5,000 kilometers of the Chilean coastline – two second-generation models (DART II) located off the coast of Iquique and Caldera in the north of the country, one that SHOA already had in operation and three new, next-generation DART 4G buoys deployed in Chile’s central and southern zones, which are notable for innovations that improve the prediction of these natural events. The DART-4G model includes a new bottom pressure recorder and software capable of distinguishing between a tsunami signal and the “noise” produced by an earthquake. The 4G system also features advances in energy optimization. Autonomous battery life for the tsunami sensor has been increased to five years, and two years for the surface buoys. The power in the DART II buoys last only two years. In addition, data reception during events also has been improved. This includes standard weather sensors for wind, temperature, relative air humidity, surface temperature of the ocean, and barometric pressure. “Now larger event histories on tsunami behavior can be obtained,” said Sergio Barrientos, director of the National Seismology Center. Nationwide coverage In November 2016 a team of NOAA professionals traveled to Chile to conduct the final phase of training for SHOA and Chilean Navy teams in charge of installing the buoy and putting it into operation. Aided by the scientific research ship AGS Cabo de Hornos, on December 7th they were able to lower the equipment down to 4,223 meters, at a distance of 220 kilometers from the coast. “It was an important event for this institution, upon independently carrying out this whole process,” said Rear Adm. Carrasco. “We have earned NOAA certification not only in the area of installation, but also in the areas of electronics and ship capabilities.” The buoy must be located close to where tsunami-triggering quakes occur. That is why the central-northern region of the country was chosen; the area was lacking this type of measurement coverage and an increase in seismic activity has been forecast there. “It is more likely that large earthquakes will happen in those areas where these kinds of natural events have not been caused in the last 10 or 100 years,” Barrientos said. The DART system’s range covers not only the entire coast of Chile but the rest of the Pacific Rim countries as well. It provides monitoring and alerts not only in the event of a Chilean earthquake but also when quakes happen in other countries and the tsunami waves may reach Chilean shores. “That was the case with the earthquake and tsunami in Papua New Guinea on December 17th, when the buoys were activated and they measured waves that could have reached Chile. Or take the earthquake that happened in the south of Chile on December 25th, on Isla Grande de Chiloé, where the monitoring information was also sent to international centers,” Barrientos said. For SHOA and the Chilean Navy, the prevention effort for this kind of natural disaster demands revising and improving their procedures on an ongoing basis. Meetings between NOAA and SHOA are already scheduled for this year, both in the United States and in Chile, for the purpose of making new advances. “We are working from the basis of ongoing improvement, and we are evaluating and learning about systems that may help us transmit the information to the community rapidly and with greater precision,” Rear Adm. Carrasco concluded.last_img read more

Long Island Drivers Rank Worst Litter Bugs in NY

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island drivers have once again ranked as the worst litterbugs in New York State, according to state Department of Transportation (DOT) officials and reports.The DOT and a team of volunteers reportedly collected 18 tons of trash from the sides of state roads and parkways over Earth Day weekend.“Our crews…spend more time actually cleaning the sides of the roadway than plowing snow and fixing potholes, unfortunately,” Joe Brown, LI regional director of DOT, told FiOS1. “I want to encourage people to keep the bags in their cars, cigarette butts in their cars, find a place to drop them off. Every time they throw something out, it’s costing taxpayers’ money cleaning it up.”The report followed the DOT’s annual trash blitz, when it spends $6 million cleaning up litter from the side of roads statewide. The DOT similarly found LI drivers littered most in recent years.Garbage strewn roadways are not only an unattractive nuisance, they present dangers as well, the DOT said. Litter, particularly plastic bags, can clog drains and cause chemicals to seep into water supplies with highway storm run-off. And discarded containers can become potential breeding grounds for mosquitoes that spread harmful diseases.The DOT urged drivers to extend the results of this clean-up by keeping their personal trash inside their own vehicles until they can dispose of it at proper trash receptacleslast_img read more

NYSEG prepares over 1,100 employees for Tropical Storm Isaias

first_imgThe company says over 1,100 NYSE employees are ready to assist in power restoration efforts. NYSEG says it is also coordinating with state and local emergency management teams. (WBNG) — NYSEG says its preparing its storm response for the possibility of power outages prompted by Tropical Storm Isaias. The company asks its customers to maintain a distance of six feet from NYSEG employees if they need to assist due to COVID-19. NYSEG says its customers should have their phones fully charged and batter-operated flashlights on hand in preparation for any storm. For the more up to date information on power outages, go to the NYSEG Power Outage Map by clicking here. To see how Isaias will impact our area, click here. Isaias is expected to travel up along the east coast of the country and bring heavy rains and wind Tuesday.last_img read more