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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis47 Talk to Sellu via chatbot “At the moment, the predominant use of chatbots is for service handling, with bots trained to learn answers to basic FAQs, or use machine learning to comb the internet for content. We decided to take a different approach, and work within the limitations of the technology to create some good, old-fashioned storytelling; immersing our digital audiences in the life of Sellu – a farmer, fisherman father-of-three from Tombohuaun, Sierra Leone.“The ability to continuously interact with large cohorts of engaged digital users makes the chatbot a powerful tool for awareness, activation and retention all in one and we hope people will be encouraged to donate to our winter fundraising appeal, Untapped.” This campaign was subsequently featured at IWITOT (I Wish I’d Thought of That) 2019 by Wayne Murray. WaterAid has launched a chatbot that connects supporters with the people they are helping. Through a series of messages, photos and video content, Sellu takes users on a guided tour of his home, introduces them to his wife Fatu and daughter Nancy and even teaches them how to say ‘hello’ in the local language, ‘Mende’. There are also updates on the new water and sanitation infrastructures being built with help from WaterAid supporters. Users will ultimately be asked if they would like to donate towards WaterAid’s Untapped appeal to help bring clean water, decent toilets good hygiene to communities like Sellu’s. The charity worked with Facebook-approved developer, The Bot Platform, and Sellu, a farmer and fisherman from the remote village of Tombohuaun in Sierra Leone’s eastern province, to create the chatbot Talk to Sellu, which launched on Facebook Messenger in early December. ‘Talk to Sellu’ is being promoted across WaterAid’s social media channels as well as via email and digital campaigns as part of WaterAid’s Untapped Appeal. Every £1 the public donates to the appeal by 31 January 2018 will be matched by the UK Government. Campaign featured at IWITOT Advertisement  Main image credit: WaterAid/ Nana Kofi Acquah. Nancy and Lucy and their parents Sellu and Fatu. Tombohuauncenter_img Melanie May | 9 February 2018 | News Talking to Sellu via Messenger Users are introduced to Sellu – as well as members of the wider community – and, once subscribed to the bot, taken on a unique journey to the heart of village life in Tombohuaun, the focus community for WaterAid‘s winter fundraising appeal, Untapped. Watch why he wished he’d thought of this campaign. WaterAid chatbot links supporters with benefitting communities Tagged with: bots mobile Technology Dan Gray, WaterAid Digital Engagement Manager, said:  298 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis47 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more


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first_imgFeb. 15 — From the establishment New York Times to the far-right Fox News, the U.S. capitalist media have been on a campaign to demonize the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The “news” presented by these two wings of the capitalist establishment aims to discredit the leadership of the DPRK and cover up the amazing progress made by this socialist country, despite its being assaulted by war and sanctions.This writer appeared on Feb. 12 on the Tucker Carlson News Hour of Fox TV. In the less than five minutes of time I was allowed to speak, I concentrated on alerting the 2.9 million viewers of that program to the serious war danger posed by the Pentagon, which is openly discussing — and actually preparing for — an attack on the DPRK.The north Koreans have been under the gun of the Pentagon for more than 70 years. The U.S. military has occupied south Korea since 1945. From 1950 to 1953, the U.S. dropped more bombs on the north of Korea than it had on Japanese positions all over the Pacific during World War II.Annual Pentagon war “games” aimed at the DPRK in recent years have included the armed forces of Japan, the former colonial power that brutally exploited all of Korea from 1910 to 1945.Reacting to such threats to its very existence, the DPRK has sacrificed a great deal to develop a nuclear defense. If any country needs such a deterrence against attack, it is north Korea.People in the United States need to know that the Trump administration and the Pentagon are playing with fire. The DPRK will fight back if attacked. It has the will and the ability to defend itself. It is not going to surrender to threats. It never has.War propaganda, both subtle and rabidNeither the Times nor even Fox will admit to promoting a war. Carlson said “I’m not for a war” when I pushed him. But their “news” is war propaganda. It is meant to soften up the people of this country to accept a war against the DPRK as somehow a “humanitarian” crusade. They create sensational stories to put the DPRK in the worst light. Fox is frenzied; The Times is usually more nuanced, while still viciously biased against the DPRK.Fox’s Carlson paints the bleakest picture imaginable of life in the DPRK. The people are starving, they’re kept in ignorance, they are slaves to the state, etc. That’s what this millionaire “journalist,” a mouthpiece for the billionaire Rupert Murdoch, tells millions of people here.Why won’t he talk about the fact that the DPRK has 100-percent literacy — the highest in the world? Even the CIA World Factbook admits this. Interestingly enough, its list of countries’ literacy rates does not include the U.S. or south Korea.No wonder. According to a study conducted in late April of 2013 by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute of Literacy, 32 million adults, or 14 percent of the population in the U.S., could not read. In addition, 21 percent of adults read below a fifth-grade level and 19 percent of high school graduates could not read. For a country as rich as the United States, this is a monumental scandal.And don’t blame it on the kids or their teachers. It is a reflection of the cultural backwardness imposed on the people of this country by the small class of billionaires who control the government and media and defund the system of education.Why don’t Fox and the Times mention that health care in the DPRK is free and the country has cut its infant mortality rate by more than 80 percent since 1950, despite war and sanctions? Or that it continues to reduce maternal mortality — the rate at which women die as a result of childbirth — even as maternal mortality has actually been increasing in the U.S.?The crime is not that a country like the DPRK, which was destroyed by U.S. bombers in the 1950-1953 war, has to prioritize defense while still pulling itself up by its bootstraps. The crime is that a country like the U.S., which has been among the most highly developed in the world for at least a century, can’t provide decent education and medical care for its people.A sensationalist, lying mediaWhat role do the media play in promoting imperialist goals? Plenty. Take, for example, the war begun in 1898, the so-called Spanish-American War.People in the U.S. were told that Spain, the colonial ruler of Cuba, had blown up a U.S. warship, the Maine, in Havana harbor. The Hearst newspapers of the time, which had been campaigning for a war against Spain, ran screaming headlines for weeks: “Remember the Maine!” So did the paper of Hearst’s rival, Joseph Pulitzer, which equaled Hearst in printing distorted, exaggerated stories. (Pulitzer tried to cleanse his reputation for “yellow journalism” by leaving money to the graduate school of journalism at Columbia University — and it worked.)When Frederic Remington, an artist who provided Hearst’s paper with illustrations, cabled from Cuba in 1897 that “there will be no war,” Hearst cabled back, “You furnish the pictures, I’ll furnish the war.”This incessant propaganda was a prelude to a three-year war in which the U.S. ruling class succeeded in replacing Spain as the colonial ruler of the Philippines, Cuba and Puerto Rico. While the U.S. claimed it was “liberating” Cuba and the Philippines, where revolutionaries were already fighting the Spanish colonizers, it was a lie. The war with Spain was fought for purely economic reasons — to open access for U.S. capitalists to exploit the labor and resources of what had been colonies of Spain. Once Spain was defeated, the U.S. turned its military against the independence fighters in both Cuba and the Philippines.Remember the Maine? Well, in 1974, U.S. Adm. Hyman Rickover commissioned a Navy investigation into the sinking of the Maine. The conclusion: the ship had blown up because of a fire that ignited munitions stored aboard. Spain had nothing to do with it.We must be on our toes to combat war propaganda against the DPRK and expose any pretexts for war invented by the Pentagon and sensationalized by the capitalist media.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


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first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCouples Who Stuck With Each Other Despite The Cheating ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeauty 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Jonathan Henderson makes a move to the basket during the Lancers loss Wednesday night, image by Richard QuintonFor the first 33 minutes Wednesday night, the Pasadena City College men’s basketball team slugged it out basket for basket with visiting Los Angeles Southwest. The lead changed hands 15 times and amazingly the non-conference game was tied at 23 different occasions.But with PCC trailing, 72-71, following a basket by guard Jonathan Henderson, the Lancers fell out of sync. Over the next 4-1/2 minutes, Pasadena missed four shots and made five turnovers while LASW went on an 8-0 run.While the Lancers made a late rally, the cold spell was too much to overcome in an 85-82 loss before 200 plus fans at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.Henderson, a sophomore, sank back-to-back 3-point bombs that cut it to 83-82 with less than a minute remaining. After a pair of free throws by Cougars’ guard Layon Gooden, guards Dejon Williams and Demetrius Overstreet each missed 3-point attempts in the last 17 seconds that sealed PCC’s fate.Henderson had perhaps his best game as a Lancer in scoring a game-high 28 points, including five 3-pointers. Williams added 18 points, 10 rebounds and five assists while forward Jaryn Taylor contributed 14 points, nine rebounds and four steals. Sophomore center Faruk Oyalade totaled eight points and 10 rebounds while Overstreet scored seven and dished out eight assists.For LA Southwest (7-7 overall), Reggie Fields led four players in double digit scoring on 16 points.PCC (7-10 overall) will host state No. 3-ranked Mt. San Antonio (16-1) on Friday, Jan. 16 in a South Coast Conference North Division game. Top of the News More Cool Stuff Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribecenter_img Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Sports Late Sloppy Play Leads to Men’s Basketball Defeat By ROBERT LEWIS Published on Friday, January 16, 2015 | 1:58 pm Community News Make a commentlast_img read more


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first_img Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Home / Daily Dose / Home Affordability: The Tale of Two Coasts For all the ink spent keeping tabs how the lack of housing inventory affects affordability, it turns out that affordability hasn’t gone anywhere. Based on the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index, released Thursday, housing affordability remained essentially flat throughout all four quarters in 2017.According to the index, 60 percent of new and existing homes sold between the beginning of October and end of December were affordable to families earning the U.S. median income of $68,000. That’s effectively the same rate as in Q3 and compared to a year earlier.Coupled with steady affordability, the national median home price fell $5,000 to $255,000 in Q4, the report stated. Meanwhile, average mortgage rates moved from 4.1 percent to 4.06 percent.The Youngstown region and Syracuse tied as the most affordable major housing markets in the U.S. during the last quarter. In both metros, 88 percent of all new and existing homes sold in the fourth quarter were affordable to families earning the area’s median income of $54,600 and $68,000, respectively.The Cumberland region, where Maryland meets West Virginia, was the most affordable smaller market. Nearly every home sold in the fourth quarter—97—were affordable to families earning the median income of $53,900.On the flipside of affordability and the country, Los Angeles was the least affordable market. Just above 6 percent of the homes sold in Q4 were affordable to families earning the area’s median income of $113,100.NAHB Chairman Randy Noel said that while builder confidence and consumer demand remain strong, buyers will likely enter the marketplace this year.“At the same time,” he said, “builders are working hard to keep home prices affordable as they continue to grapple with persistent labor and lot shortages, burdensome regulations and rising costs for building materials. Another factor that could have a negative effect on housing affordability in the first quarter is a recent rise in mortgage interest rates.”NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz said that ongoing job and economic growth are boosting housing demand—as are tight inventories and rising household formations are boosting housing demand. Dietz also said the new tax laws will have a dampening effect on home prices. “While it will further boost economic activity,” he said, “the new tax law is expected to contribute to price softness in some high-cost, high-tax markets now that deductions for income and property taxes are capped at $10,000 per year.”Meanwhile, NAHB has reduced its home price forecast this year to 2.9 percent as a result of the recently enacted tax reform legislation. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Affordability HOUSING mortgage NAHB Wells Fargo 2018-02-08 Scott Morgan February 8, 2018 1,486 Views Previous: Potestivo & Associates, Appoint Supervising Bankruptcy Attorney Next: FHFA Report: GSEs’ Total Foreclosure Prevention Actions Cross 4M Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Scott Morgan Home Affordability: The Tale of Two Coasts The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordability HOUSING mortgage NAHB Wells Fargo Subscribelast_img read more


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first_imgHome / Daily Dose / HUD’s Plan for Mitigating Disasters Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago HUD’s Plan for Mitigating Disasters About Author: Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago August 2, 2019 1,279 Views  Print This Post Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced that it will be publishing a Federal Register notice that releases disaster mitigation funds in two tranches to areas impacted by recent storms. One tranche will include funds for Texas, Louisiana, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, California, Missouri, and Georgia; and the second tranche will include funds for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.The Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) mitigation aspect is “new to HUD,” according to HUD Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development David Woll. Woll states that the notice is the “rules for the road” for around $16 billion in funding.“This is the first time that money has been specifically allocated for mitigation projects,” Woll continued. “It’s really focused on future events, making sure that states are planning for future disasters.”“Typically, money is allocated to us for unmet needs, for folks who do not have insurance, for example, and cannot get their homes rebuilt” said Woll in a press call.“Recovery efforts in jurisdictions prepared to do their part should not be held back due to alleged corruption, fiscal irregularities and financial mismanagement occurring in Puerto Rico and capacity issues in the U.S. Virgin Islands, which is why HUD will award disaster mitigation funds in two separate tranches,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “Untangling these funds from each other will help recovery and planning move forward in communities capable of properly and prudently disbursing funds, all the while protecting taxpayers who are footing the bill.”The plan has received support from North Carolina Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, and Texas Governor Greg Abbott.“I want to thank Secretary Carson and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for their ongoing efforts to ensure Texas receives the money it needs to recover from one of the worst natural disasters in our state’s history,” said Governor Abbott. “Texas continues to rebuild the affected regions in a way that will make our state more resilient to future storms. I look forward to our continued partnership with the federal government to protect our communities and keep Texans safe in the event of natural disasters.” Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: The Week Ahead: Spotlight on Home Equity Next: Finicity Integrates With Ellie Mae Encompass Digital Lending Platform Carolina Disaster HUD Hurricane Texas 2019-08-02 Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Carolina Disaster HUD Hurricane Texas Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more


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first_imgNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE Facebook Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week WhatsApp Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Previous articleLifford Road closed at Manor Roundabout as floods hit DonegalNext articleLetterkenny Mayor criticises cheap drink promotions after 26 attend A&E in one night News Highland Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Flood waters recede, but continued care advised A number of houses in Donegal had to be evacuated last night as a result of flooding, with evacuations in Lifford, Ballindrait and Falcarragh.With one exception, there are no major problems reported on Donegal’s roads this morning after the rain  caused the Lifford Road to be closed at Manor Roundabout for a time because of flooding. There was also flooding on the dual carriageway at the Dry Arch and on the Derry Road close to Manorcunningham. All roads are passable, but there are ongoing problems in the vicinity of Ballindrait.While driving conditions have improved this morning,  People are being warned to be aware of debris and surface water, and to take care on the roads.John Mc Laughlin is Donegal County Council’s Director of Roads Services.  He says the worst seems to be over after intensive rain last night, but continued care is needed……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/jmcltue.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – October 25, 2011 Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more


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first_imgDelaware County Sheriff’s Office(MUNCIE, Ind.) — The parents in the movie “Home Alone” may have faced a very different outcome in reality for leaving their child to fend for himself.A mother in Indiana is facing neglect charges after her two young children were found home alone — and watching the classic Christmas movie, “Home Alone,” police said.Police received an anonymous tip on Tuesday that two children were left unattended at a residence in Muncie, Indiana. The investigating officer found a 7-year-old boy and his 4-year-old brother inside the home with no adults, according to the arrest affidavit.Police told ABC Indianapolis affiliate WRTV that the boys happened to be watching “Home Alone,” a 1990 film about the adventures of a mischievous 8-year-old who is accidentally left behind when his family takes a trip to Paris for Christmas.But the boys in Muncie weren’t left home by mistake, police said.Their mother, 25-year-old Taylor Joann Cumings, was contacted at her place of work and told police she had to leave the youngsters alone because couldn’t find a babysitter. She said she had done so “previously but rarely,” according to the arrest affidavit.Cumings was arrested Tuesday afternoon on two felony charges of neglect of a dependent. She remained jailed Wednesday in Delaware County on $10,000 bond, police said.The boys were placed under care of their aunt, according to WRTV.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


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first_imgAsda provides its workers with crècheOn 20 Aug 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Asda has launched its first in-store crèche at its Ashton branch inScotland. The supermarket chain is employing a trained childcare team to look afterstaff members’ children. All-day childcare at the ‘Kids are us’ crèche costs£10 per day, and the scheme could be rolled out across other stores if itproves successful. Divisional people manager for Asda Wal-Mart, Sian Doyle, said the move waspart of the chain’s drive towards promoting a greater work-life balance for itsworkforce. “It is important to understand the childcare needs of all ourcolleagues, and to offer appropriate flexible working options andsolutions,” she said. “We’re very proud of the scheme. It demonstrates that Asda cares aboutits staff as well as its customers. “We’re extremely proud of the ‘Kids are us @ Asda’ scheme and feel thatAshton has set a precedent for all the other stores to follow,” she said. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more


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first_imgThe intra-oceanic South Sandwich subduction system is distinctive in having a narrow slab with slab edges at its northern and southern ends. We present new geochemical data to investigate magma genesis beneath the parts of the arc and back-are segments that lie close to the two slab edges: Kemp and Nelson seamounts at the southern edge of the South Sandwich arc, and segments E1 and E2 in the south, plus segments E9 and E10 in the north, of the East Scotia Sea. In the arc, Kemp and Nelson seamounts exhibit enhanced subduction fluxes compared to the remainder of the arc. The southernmost (Nelson) has the isotope (low Nd and high Sr isotope ratios) and elemental (ultra-high Th and Ba and high Hf/Nd ratios) characteristics of a sediment melt, or supercritical aqueous fluid, component. The more northerly (Kemp) has the same characteristics as the remainder of the arc (high Nd and slightly raised Sr isotope ratios, high Nd/Hf ratios, high Ba/Th ratios), indicative of a fluid component derived mainly from subducted crust, but has a greater mass fraction of that component than the rest of the arc. In the back-are basin, the slab-edge segments are generally fed by more fertile mantle (E-MOR-B in all but E I) than the segments in the centre of the basin (N-MORB). At the edges, segments furthest from the trench (E2, E9) have small subduction components while those nearer to the trench (E1, E10) have larger subduction components and slightly more depleted mantle. We argue that several processes were important at the slab edges: roll-back of the slab, forcing sideways flow of relatively enriched mantle into the mantle wedge; convergence of the arc with the back-are spreading centre, imparting a greater subduction component into the back-arc lavas; and anomalous heating of the subducting slab, increasing subduction fluxes and the contribution of sediment melts to the subduction component.last_img read more


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first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Revived agency claims 91% reduction in time between listing and let previous nextAgencies & PeopleRevived agency claims 91% reduction in time between listing and letExtraordinary performance figures from three-branch NE agency Sanderson Young are explained by booming local rental market, it claims.Nigel Lewis3rd April 20190962 Views A North East letting agency that had to be rescued out of administration in October last year has claimed an extraordinary turn-around in fortunes as its local housing market has revived.Three-branch agency Sanderson Young says its average time between listing and letting agreed has dropped from five weeks to three days.Also, it says that a significant increase in stock in the area has decreased the average number of viewings prior to an offer from between 15 and 20 to three per property.“Now is a good time to let out property because the demand is so high and rental prices have risen,” its regional residential lettings manager Gail McClean told local media (left).“At the moment, 80% of our customer base is outside of the North East. This is a positive reflection on the North East business sector and also [the area’s] appeal [as somewhere] to bring up families and build communities.”Last year some 50 jobs at the company were at risk when financial difficulties over an unpaid tax bill forced Sanderson Young into administration. The company was subsequently bought by founder Duncan Sanderson’s family, and it has since opened a new flagship branch in the town of Alnwick.The popularity of the area with renters was highlighted recently by the BBC, which named Northumberland as one of the UK’s five most affordable places to rent. Tenants in the county pay just 20% of their income in rent compared to 62% in Cambridge.lettings market alnwick Sanderson Young Duncan Sanderson Gail McClean April 3, 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 2021last_img read more


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