Is Channel 4 TV show Location, Location, Location ‘out of touch’?

first_imgThe latest episode of Channel 4 property TV show Location, Location, Location has stirred up a significant storm on social media after the budgets of the two house hunting couples prompted accusations that the programme is ‘out of touch’.Fronted by Phil Spencer and Kirstie Allsopp, the show normally attracts little attention on social media but this week’s episode has prompted howls of protest and – it is obvious from the comments – an element of jealousy that two young couples could have such huge buying budgets.Featuring homes for sale in and around Swindon and Newbury, the show featured expectant parents Alistair and Candice with a budget of £500,000 in Wiltshire for a three-bedroom house and also younger couple James and Hayley who had £750,000 to splash out on a three/four bedroom home.The programme features the familiar story of couples on the hunt for their first home in the villages and suburban countryside around Swindon and Newbury, but their high budgets and pickiness over the properties they are shown irked many viewers.Twitter user Georgina tweeted: “More rich people who appear to have completely lost touch with the real world.”Londoner Chris said: “£750k budget and they can‘t find a house they like,” while Ian from Sussex commented that: ‘No I‘m sorry Phil and Kirsty, both couples too obnoxious…changing channels.”The comments confirm one thing – there is a growing divide between those who can afford to get onto the property ladder despite the high prices demand for the most desirable properties, and the millions of tenants on the other side of the economic divide.Watch the episode on Channel 4 catch-up. Kirstie Allsopp Phil Spencer Location Channel 4 November 29, 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 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 » Housing Market » Is Channel 4 TV show Location, Location, Location ‘out of touch’? previous nextHousing MarketIs Channel 4 TV show Location, Location, Location ‘out of touch’?Twitter reacts aggressively to episode showing two couples buying their first houses with budgets of £500,000 and £750,000 but who reject many of the properties.Nigel Lewis29th November 2019015,194 Viewslast_img read more

EUNAVFOR Frigates Escort WFP Ship MV Tupi Maiden 3 (Gulf of Aden)

first_imgFrom the 18th to 21st June 2012, EU Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) frigates Guépratte and Reina Sofia collaborated with USS Taylor, engaged in TF 508 (NATO) to escort World Food Programme chartered ship MV Tupi Maiden 3.The escort of WFP ship started in Salalah (Oman) and was performed by EUNAVFOR French frigate Guépratte up to the east point of entry into the IRTC (Internationally Recognized Transit Corridor in the Gulf of Aden).Once in the IRTC, US frigate USS Taylor, engaged in NATO operation Ocean Shield, took over the escort before she eventually handed it over again to EUNAVFOR, but this time under the protection of the Spanish frigate Reina Sofia. MV Tupi Maiden eventually arrived safely in Djibouti on 21st June.On the occasion of a visit on board the EUNAVFOR flag ship by the new Dutch Commander of Task Force 508, EUNAVFOR Force Commander Rear Admiral Dupuis and his counterpart had discussed in particular the possibility of sharing escorts when the situation makes it possible and necessary.Protecting WFP ships is one of the priority tasks of EUNAVFOR. Since the beginning of the operation, nearly 1 million tons of food have been protected and provided to Somali people under the protection of EUNAVFOR ships.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, June 29, 2012; Image: EUNAVFOR View post tag: News by topic View post tag: WFP View post tag: Frigates Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: Tupi View post tag: EUNAVFOR View post tag: ESCORT View post tag: Maiden View post tag: M/V View post tag: Aden View post tag: Navy View post tag: ship EUNAVFOR Frigates Escort WFP Ship MV Tupi Maiden 3 (Gulf of Aden) View post tag: Gulf Back to overview,Home naval-today EUNAVFOR Frigates Escort WFP Ship MV Tupi Maiden 3 (Gulf of Aden) View post tag: 3 June 29, 2012last_img read more

USA: NROTC Units Take Part in Annual Mardi Gras Drill Meet

first_img View post tag: Drill USA: NROTC Units Take Part in Annual Mardi Gras Drill Meet Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) midshipmen and officer candidates from all over the United States made the trip to Tulane University to participate in the 42th annual Mardi Gras Drill Meet, Feb. 8.In all, 19 units from all branches of the armed services, were represented at the meet, which is hosted by the Tulane NROTC unit and is one of the largest drill meets in the country. “I am impressed with the dedication and attention to detail of all of the midshipmen, candidates and cadets,” said Capt. Anthony Chatham, Tulane University NROTC commanding officer. “Everyone is highly motivated and competitive. This is an outstanding drill meet.”Midshipman 3rd Class LaMicha Jackson, officer-in-charge (OIC) of the drill meet, said the event was a great opportunity to challenge herself.“The drill meet has gone better than planned,” said Jackson, a sophomore at Loyola. “With the help of these great midshipmen, everything has gone smoothly.”Each participating drill team consisted of three squads that form a platoon. The platoon, led by a midshipman, performed basic drill movements and was inspected by a Marine Drill Instructor. A single squad, led by the squad leader, was later evaluated as the midshipmen performed basic drill movements.In the exhibition events, the drill platoons have more free movement and the ability to twirl and toss rifles. Midshipman 3rd Class John Fridley, a sophomore from the University of Illinois unit, is no stranger to big drill events, being a Marine option who excels at drill. “This is one of the bigger drill meets that we have been to in the last two years,” said Fridley. “This meet has been a lot of fun and has run very smoothly. I look forward to coming back next year.”The Texas A&M University Fish Drill Team finished first overall at the competition and placed in the top three of four out of five judged events. The Norwich University Corps of Cadets took home the overall second-place trophy and placed first in one event. The University of South Carolina midshipmen finished third overall.The NROTC program, overseen by Naval Service Training Command (NSTC) at Naval Station Great Lakes, Ill., was established to develop midshipmen mentally, morally and physically and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, and loyalty, and with the core values of honor, courage and commitment in order to commission college graduates as Naval officers who possess a basic professional background, are motivated toward careers in the Naval service, and have a potential for future development in mind and character so as to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship and government.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 13, 2013; Image: NROTC View post tag: Gras View post tag: NROTC View post tag: Navy Share this article February 13, 2013 Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: NROTC Units Take Part in Annual Mardi Gras Drill Meet View post tag: Annual View post tag: partcenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Mardi View post tag: News by topic Training & Education View post tag: meet View post tag: take View post tag: units View post tag: in View post tag: usalast_img read more

Assistant Professor of Biology

first_imgPosting DetailsPosting NumberF00252PClassification TitleFacultyPosition TypeDisclaimerLiberty University’s hiring practices and EEO Statement are fullyin compliance with both federal and state law. Federal law createsan exception to the “religion” component of the employmentdiscrimination laws for religious organizations (includingeducational institutions), and permits them to give employmentpreference to members of their own religion. Liberty University isin that category.Position TitleAssistant Professor of BiologyDoes this position require driving?NoContactJeremy SellersContact Phone Ext434-582-2209Contact [email protected] Summary/Basic FunctionTeach lectures and labs. Develop undergraduate research.Minimum QualificationsAssistant/Associate/Full Professor to teach one or more of thefollowing courses in Biomedical Sciences including Genetics, CellBiology, Embryology, Neurobiology, Anatomy, (including cadaverbased), or Physiology to undergraduate and masters and PhDstudents. PhD in related discipline is required. Ability tosupervise student research. Candidates must be committed to theevangelical standards and mission of Liberty University. [email protected] QualificationsAssistant/Associate/Full Professor to teach one or more of thefollowing courses in Biomedical Sciences including Cell Biology,Embryology, Neurobiology, Anatomy, (including cadaver based), orPhysiology to undergraduate and masters and PhD students. PhD inrelated discipline is required. Ability to supervise studentresearch. Candidates must be committed to the evangelical standardsand mission of Liberty University. [email protected] Hours40Posting Date10/07/2020Special Instructions for ApplicantsQuicklink DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover LetterTranscriptsLetter of RecommendationCurriculum VitaeTeaching PhilosophyPastoral Reference LetterAcademic/Professional Reference Letter 1Academic/Professional Reference Letter 2Unofficial Transcript 1Unofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Optional DocumentsCareer Advancement Form (For Current LU Employees ONLY)Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).last_img read more

Senior Research Support Specialist

first_imgPosition SummaryWorking under general supervision with our Research teams in thelargest comprehensive university-connected research foundation inthe country, you will develop, implement, monitor, coordinate andmanage activities to maintain effective operation of a program thatrequires the theoretical and practical application of a body ofhighly specialized knowledge. Requires a high level of discretion,judgment, collaboration and initiative to accomplish goals. Mayinclude supervisory duties. Assigned tasks may include:• Work collaboratively with faculty and professionals to advancethe goals of the project• Observe, collect, analyze data and write summary reports• Coordinate field and laboratory work• Develop and maintain databases• Orient, train and monitor others assigned to projects• Use specialized methods for data collation andinterpretationThis is a pooled posting positions are filled on an as neededbasis.About UBThe University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive publicresearch university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifiesambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities toachieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultureschallenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed.Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to furtherknowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates whoare valued for their talents and their impact on global society.Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo .As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the ResearchFoundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due toan applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,gender identity, national origin and veteran or disabilitystatus.Minimum QualificationsBachelors degree in a specific specialty, or its equivalent, isrequired. Requires advanced knowledge of scientific, medical orother disciplinary terminology and associated mathematicalcompetence usually demonstrated by a bachelor’s degree, with aconcentration in applicable discipline. Incumbents typically havedirectly related experience in research techniques.Preferred QualificationsAdvanced degree and/or knowledge of and the ability to applyestablished methods and procedures in observation, measurement andcomputation preferred.For more information, click the “How to Apply” button.last_img read more

Enter the Champion

first_imgThomas Barrett interviews Dev Hynes aka Lightspeed Champion ‘Who?’ seemed to be the general reaction from my friends when I told them that I’d be interviewing Lightspeed Champion. Even less people know his actual name, Dev Hynes. Yet here is someone who’s had a massive effect on modern British music. At the age of 17 he was the guitarist of the Test Icicles, generally thought to be the band that started nu-rave. After developing a strong following, the band decided that they didn’t actually like their own music and split up. I suppose you can’t really have a better reason, can you? Perhaps, without Dev there’s be no Klaxons, no “rah-ve”, and none of those god awful pink “Save The Rave” T-shirts in Primark. In spite of all that, you’ve got to love him. How many people do you know who can carry off big furry hats with such abandon? Now, to general surprise, he has reappeared under the guise of Lightspeed Champion, this time with a folksy, Americana-style tilt to his music.When I meet him, Dev seems uncomfortable with his return to fame. He fidgets slightly as he tells me, ‘I really didn’t think this album would get any attention. It’s got me questioning myself’. What surprised me most is how modest and self-deprecating he is. Given that he’s spent years as a performing musician, I thought he would ooze self-confidence. But he says, ‘I’ve always found playing live a weird concept … something I’ve had battles with over the last few years’. For him it seems that music is a personal thing. While he find playing live awkward, his attitude to music itself is vastly different, ‘I love music, it’s natural, like breathing. I just do it’. He adds, ‘I feel like I can write a song whenever I want to’.Inevitably, the Test Icicles come up. I ask if he sees the whole experience as a good thing. He thinks and then says ‘I don’t regret anything I ever do … I see everything as a learning experience’. But Dev is surprisingly unwilling to take any credit for his band’s influence. He says: ‘I never want to admit that I had an influence on something’. We move on to Lightspeed Champion. It is, he says, ‘just me by myself. I wouldn’t want to call it my name, because then people would assume it’s the real me.’ But then he comments that ‘it’ll always exist, unless I die.’ He surprises me by adding ‘but then it would probably be better’. Lordy.Dev’s apparent lack of faith in his abilities disappears on stage. After performing bass duties for support act Semifinalists, he confidently takes to the stage. He plays brilliantly, engaging well with the crowd and delivering a great set. Dev always seems to be several years ahead of himself – the next album is already written. He plays several of these new songs, showing that we have much to look forward to in the future.last_img read more

Mayor’s Message: May 3

first_imgMayor Jay Gillian Dear Friends, Work continues throughout the city as we make our final push to get ready for the summer season. The pumping stations for the north end neighborhood drainage project are now fully operational and will provide relief for residents in the area between Second Street and Eighth Street to the bay side of West Avenue. The pool at the Aquatic and Fitness Center reopened this week, and all programs are back on a regular spring schedule. Atlantic City Electric informed me this week that the company’s spring project to improve reliability in town is now complete. No further service interruptions will be required. Work crews finished installation of brick crosswalks on Asbury Avenue at Sixth Street, Seventh Street and 11th Street. Concrete footings are in place for an expanded ramp to the Boardwalk at 13th Street. Concrete and paving work is ongoing at the south end and other locations. These projects will wrap up by Memorial Day. I want to remind everybody that our spring Paper Shredding and Electronic Recycling Day is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4. We’ll also provide an opportunity to dispose of bulk trash and furniture. See more information. A week from Saturday (May 11), postal carriers will pick up donations of non-perishable food items for our local Food Cupboard for the needy. Just place items by your mailbox. The Spring Block Party will go off rain or shine Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Asbury Avenue from Fifth Street to 14th Street. I hope you all will take the opportunity to get outside and enjoy all that our exceptional downtown has to offer. I hope you all enjoy your weekend. Warm regards,Mayor Jay A. Gillianlast_img read more

Maple Leaf Bakery in Grease musical tie-up

first_imgMaple Leaf Bakery is to entertain consumers with an early morning performance of Grease as part of a New York Bakery Breakfast Club initiative.The firm, which produces bagels under its New York Bakery Co brand, has worked with producers to condense the best bits of the show for a 20-minute performance, which will be held on 24 March at the Piccadilly Theatre, London, alongside a bagel breakfast.Beginning at 8.30am, the performance will include four musical numbers – Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’ and You’re the One That I Want – plus a finale.“The feel-good factor of the show, coupled with a healthy bagel breakfast, is a brilliant start to anyone’s day,” commented Michael Havard-Bilton, marketing director of Grease. “We hope the audience will love the concept as much as we do, so the New York Bakery Breakfast Club can be rolled out across the country.”>>Maple Leaf relaunches bagel brandlast_img read more

Sugar prices continue to hit Real Good Food Co

first_imgThe Real Good Food Company (RGFC) has reported mixed trading conditions, during its third-quarter trading period, with the lowering of prices in the sugar market affecting profitability at Napier Brown.The firm said Ebitda had increased year-on-year at its ingredients businesses Renshaw and R&W Scott, as well as Haydens Bakery, which produces patisserie and desserts.During the period from 1 October to 31 December 2013, RGFC said it had made good progress addressing the effect of “the well-publicised dramatic reduction in sugar market prices”, with a number of new supply sources, secured within the past three months. “We see sugar margins being fully restored during the course of 2014,” it said in its statement today (4 February).Sales at its non-refining sugar distribution business Napier Brown have increased significantly in both the industrial and retail sectors, it said, with the commissioning of its new site at Immingham virtually complete.Investment in sales and marketing was “beginning to pay dividends” at Renshaw, and it anticipated reporting a significant increase in Ebitda for the full year.Investment has also been made at R&W Scott, with a full commercial team now in place, and plans to launch new products into the market in the next 18 months – the first of which will be a range of premium dessert sauces.The firm added that Ebitda at Haydens was anticipated to increase year-on-year as sales continue to grow, “and the remodelling of the bakery enables improved labour utilisation”, said the firm.Pieter Totté, executive chairman, said: “The investments which we have made in increased sales and marketing resources were designed to transform our businesses from being manufacturing-led to market-led and underpin our growth strategy.“It is pleasing to see this strategy is now beginning to bear fruit: volumes are showing good growth in Napier, Renshaw and at Haydens, while we have now recruited sales and marketing teams to deliver similar momentum at R&W Scott and Garrett Ingredients.”RGFC has also announced it has appointed former British Sugar managing director Gino De Jaegher as the group’s chief operating officer, with immediate effect.Having left British Sugar in September 2012, De Jaegher joined RGFC in a consultancy role working alongside Totté on key strategic projects. In his new role, he will take responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the group, with the managing directors of each of the group’s five operating businesses reporting directly to him.last_img read more

Kendrick Lamar Didn’t Actually Ban Phones At His Shows, Just Professional Photos

first_imgOver the weekend, various reports emerged regarding Kendrick Lamar‘s new photo policy at his upcoming “The Championship Tour.” With cell phones and other mobile devices becoming more and more intertwined with all aspects of our lives at a dizzying rate, it was inevitable that entertainers and performers would eventually have to start taking a stand on their use at shows.Many artists have come out proactively against cell phone use during concerts. LCD Soundsystem‘s James Murphy is notorious for shutting down cell phone use at his shows, even posting official appeals to the crowd to keep their phones in their pockets. Jack White recently announced plans to effectively disable the audience’s ability to use their phones while still letting them hold onto their own devices with a new technology from tech company Yondr.After a comment from Lamar’s camp regarding photo policy at his shows, multiple outlets seemed to interpret this move as the Compton rapper aligning himself with Dave Chappelle, White, and various other artists who have put audiences’ phones on lockdown during performances.However, it seems now that the initial comment may have been misunderstood. As a rep from Lamar’s team told Pitchfork today, Kendrick does not, in fact, plan to ban phones at his shows. His audiences are free to Instagram and Snapchat and record to their hearts’ desires. Professional photographers, however, will not be allowed. Rather, Top Dawg Entertainment will dole out their own professional images to media outlets. Pitchfork notes that this has become an increasingly common practice among high-profile artists, including Beyoncé and The Killers, who choose to control the visual product from their shows by using their own hired photographers.So don’t fret: There will be plenty of blurry photos and shaky Snapchats of Kendrick’s “The Championship Tour”…Just not as many good ones.[H/T – Pitchfork]last_img read more