Winkworth share price jumps by 13% following upbeat full-year results

first_imgShares in Winkworth jumped by nearly 13% yesterday on the London Stock Exchange following the publication of its results for 2019.Although the firm admitted that last year was a ‘difficult period’ for its franchisees across London and the South of England, City investors hoovered up its stock, pushing the Winkworth share price from £1.41p to £1.50 in a matter of minutes following its full-year trading results.The highlight of these were increased market share which in London rose from 3.6% in 2018 to 4.2% last year putting it in second place for SSTC and in fifth place for new listings with just over 3% of the market.The company wouldn’t tell The Negotiator who the No.1 in London was ahead of its SSTC performance but looking at Rightmove data, it’s most likely to be Savills.Difficult marketBoth companies are operating in a very soft market; Winkworth says prices within prime central London are up to 20% lower than the 2014 peak and 10-15% down in outer London.But its branches outside London have seen a recent uptick in transactions as the Brexit logjam appeared to shift during the run up to the General Election.“Our professional network and robust model have led to further gains in market share and we look forward to welcoming new operators,” says Dominic Agace (left), CEO of Winkworth“At the start of 2020, new applications for both sales and lettings have risen sharply and, with borrowing rates remaining low and a more visible political agenda, we anticipate that these will translate into increased activity in coming months.”Read more about Winkworth.London Stock Exchange Dominic Agace winkworth January 16, 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 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 Home » News » Agencies & People » Winkworth share price jumps by 13% following upbeat full-year results previous nextAgencies & PeopleWinkworth share price jumps by 13% following upbeat full-year resultsCompany says that despite a difficult market during 2019 it has used the opportunity grab market share off competitors particularly in prime central London.Nigel Lewis16th January 20200977 Viewslast_img read more

Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 in Final Preps

first_img View post tag: Navy Authorities View post tag: Exercise Back to overview,Home naval-today Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 in Final Preps View post tag: americas August 11, 2015 View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: Dawn Blitz View post tag: News by topic View post tag: 2015 Naval, aviation and ground forces from the United States, Japan, Mexico and New Zealand are scheduled to participate in Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 off the coast and ashore in Southern California from August 31 to September 9.Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB15) is a multinational amphibious exercise designed to train the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in operations expected of an amphibious task force while also building U.S. and partner nation operational capabilities and interoperability. DB15 will also test military forces in the planning and execution of amphibious operations in a series of live training events at sea and ashore.Units from U.S. Third Fleet (C3F) and I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF) will utilize latest technologies and live exercise techniques to accomplish Dawn Blitz 2015 training objectives.DB15 will involve the compositing of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (1st MEB) and the U.S. Navy’s Expeditionary Strike Group 3 (ESG 3) as a brigade-level task force. U.S. and partner nations will conduct live-fire training at sea and ashore, Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) training, sea-basing operations and tactical amphibious operations from ship to shore.Australia, Colombia and Chile will also integrate military personnel within the U.S. military staff to collaborate on the latest operational strategies and build a shared understanding of how to conduct coalition sea-basing and amphibious operations ashore.This exercise is one of a series of amphibious training events on both coasts of the U.S. that take place alternating years. Last year on the East Coast, Bold Alligator 2014 exercised U.S. and coalition forces across a broad range of sea-based vessels while conducting amphibious operations at sea and ashore as well as training in support of contingency operations.Exercises like Dawn Blitz 2015 provide realistic, relevant training necessary for effective global crisis response expected of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.[mappress mapid=”16640″]Image: US Navy Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 in Final Prepslast_img read more

Covered Market thief dies in hospital

first_imgAt 9 o’clock on the 30th of March, two men were seen walking through the Covered Market in motorcycle helmets and pushing a motorbike. They are said to have been armed with a pickaxe. Police received a phone call from the jeweller at around 9.15 to report the robbery. Whilst the thieves failed to retrieve anything from the jeweller, one of the thieves was detained by a member of the public as they tried to make their escape. The man, who was treated on the scene by members of the South Central Ambulance Service was rushed to the John Radcliffe hospital, where he died on Sunday. He was later identified as Clint Townsend, aged 33.A post mortem is scheduled in order to determine cause of death but it is believed that the man suffered a cardiac arrest at the scene. The other thief left the Market and disposed of the helmet in Blue Boar Street before boarding a bus. According to the police he got off the bus somewhere in the Clarendon area. He was described as being white and wearing a black and white t-shirt and blue jeans.Police have confirmed that the motorbike used during the robbery, a green Kawasaki ZX600 was stolen from an address in Botley Road on the previous Wednesday.Two men aged 31 and 32 were arrested by the police on suspicion of robbery,  but have since been released on bail.Unconfirmed reports have suggested that a smoke grenade was used by the thieves but failed to detonate.Esther Hodges, a first year student at Keble commented that “you just don’t expect it, it happens in Morse but that is about it. It’s good to get a reminder of the real world problems that are out there, especiallywhen exams are coming up – revision is put into perspective by this incident”.Aditya Pandey a classicist at Somerville was blunter, telling Cherwell that while “maybe crime doesn’t pay, Oxford’s  reputation as a safe town, devoid of crime seems to be breaking down.”Det Supt Chris Ward who is leading the investigation said: “I am asking anyone who has any information, no matter how insignificant they believe it to be, to get in touch.“I would like to reassure residents that I have a team of detectives working on this investigation to ensure that we catch whoever is responsible and I urge anyone who might have been in the area of the Covered Market and seen any suspicious activity, to contact the police immediately.”Employees at the John Gowing jeweller declined to comment.last_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Makes Up For Lost Time In Chicago [Photo/Video]

first_img[Video: Kevin Higley]Umphrey’s McGee then moved onto the ending of “Mantis”, finishing their rendition from the canceled July show during which they only performed the first half of the song. After the group finally brought closure to the song started two months ago, the third and final set of the night ended with a crushing, metal-heavy “Wizard Burial Ground,” which housed a great solo from bassist Ryan Stasik. Umphrey’s McGee encored with “Day Nurse” and the end of “Divisions” to call it a night.You can check out photos from Umphrey’s McGee’s Saturday night show below, courtesy of Daniel Ojeda.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island | Chicago, IL | Sept. 23, 2017Set 1: Nemo> Sweetness> Nemo, Upward, Gone for Good, Memories of Home, Susanah, Freedom of ’76, In The KitchenSet 2: Wappy Sprayberry > Crucial Taunt, Passing, JaJunk > Higgins, Make It Right, Remind Me > JaJunkSet 3: Divisions > The Floor, Ringo > The Triple Wide > Mantis, Wizard Burial GroundEncore: Day Nurse > Divisions There’s nothing quite like a hometown Umphrey’s McGee show… unless Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate. This past July, Umphrey’s was in the middle of the first set of a performance at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island when inclement weather forced the group to cancel their show, much to fans’ displeasure. Not one to leave a fan disgruntled, Umphrey’s McGee quickly made plans to reschedule, with the new date occurring this past Saturday, and the show was the definition of a hometown throw down.Besides just making up the date, Umphrey’s McGee wanted to make their rescheduled performance special—Saturday’s show had three sets, including a show-opening acoustic set. For their fairly straightforward acoustic first set, Umphrey’s chose primarily songs that highlighted vocals and acoustic guitar work. With no Jazz Odyssey or jam to start the night, the group immediately began with “Nemo” that contained “Sweetness” sandwiched in. Pedal steel guitarist and longtime UM collaborator Mike Racky joined the band on stage for a couple of tunes like the rare “Memories of Home” and the 30db song, “Susanah.” They then covered Ween’s “Freedom of ‘76,” which saw excellent vocals from Brendan Bayliss. The only song of the set that featured some semblance of jamming was the set-closing “In the Kitchen,” but even that didn’t stray too far from the framework of the song.A fairly ordinary version of dance party “Wappy Sprayberry” opened the second set, though the set didn’t fully start clicking until fan-favorite “JaJunk” appeared mid-set. “JaJunk” quickly started transcending the experimental plane and reached some serious levels of rock and roll. As with all things Umphrey’s McGee, they were able to slowly turn down the tempo and provide a segue as smooth as butter, morphing the jam into “Higgins.” The song was a beast and contained some of the best improvisation of the night. Metal Umphrey’s McGee dominated in “Remind Me” before returning to “JaJunk” to close the second set.For the last set of the night, Umphrey’s McGee came out with “Divisions”, which was jammed through to “The Floor.” “Ringo” had some great jams that were highlights of the set, with the bunch of greasy animals eventually giving way to the e-drum intro of “The Triple Wide.” After a stellar rendition of “The Triple Wide”, the debut of a surprising cover of the Thompson Twins’ “Hold Me Now” popped up—a song that one may not know by name but would instantly recognize if heard—featuring Jake Cinninger on vocals on the song.“Hold Me Now” Umphrey’s McGee | Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island | Chicago, IL | 9/23/2017 | Photo: Daniel Ojeda [Video: feralsoul]“Remind Me” > “JaJunk” Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Making old hearts younger

first_img“In this study, we were able to show that a protein that circulates in the blood is related to this aging process, and if we gave older mice this protein, we could reverse the heart aging in a very short period of time,” Lee said. “We are very excited about it because it opens a new window on the most common form of heart failure.”He added, “This is the coolest thing I’ve ever been a part of.”Doug Melton, HSCI co-director and Harvard’s Xander University Professor, called the discovery “huge. It’s going to change the way we think about aging.”“I have 300 patients right now, and I think I have about 20 who are suffering from this type of heart failure, which we sometimes call diastolic heart failure,” said Lee. “They come into the hospital, have a lot of fluid taken off, then they’ll go home. Then they come back again. It’s really frustrating because we don’t have any drugs to treat this. We need to work as hard as we can to figure out if this discovery can be turned into a treatment for heart failure in our aging patients.”The Lee and Wagers labs now are focused on moving GDF-11 toward clinical trials — which Lee predicts could begin in four to five years — and learning what other tissue types the protein might affect.Wagers, who since her postdoctoral days at Stanford has been working with what is called the parabiotic mouse system — in which mice share a circulatory system — previously showed that factors in the blood of young animals, which until now had been unidentified, have a rejuvenating effect on various tissues in older animals, particularly in the spinal cord and musculature.“As we age, there are many changes that occur in different parts of the body,” Wagers said, “and those changes are often associated with a decline in the function of our bodies. One of the interests of my laboratory is in understanding why this happens and whether it is an inevitable consequence of aging, or if it might be reversible.“In this study, we compared young and old animals and identified a substance in the blood that is present at high levels when you’re young, and lower levels when you’re old. We further found that when we supplemented the low levels of this substance that were present in old animals to the levels normally seen in youth, this could have a dramatic effect on the heart.“It’s been observed for many, many years that when aging occurs it affects multiple body systems sort of in a semi-synchronous way,” Wagers said, “and this suggests that there may be some common signal that drives the body’s response to getting older. We hypothesized that this common signal might be a substance that was traveling in the bloodstream, because the bloodstream accesses organs throughout the body.”“I think Amy and I started thinking about something like this almost five years ago,” said Lee, who added that he and Wagers were brought together by HSCI. “Without the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, this never would have happened,” he said.The researchers conducted their first experiment about four years ago, and the results were startling, Lee said. “A fellow named Francesco Loffredo was examining the hearts of the aging mice. He came to me and said, ‘You don’t have to analyze it; you can see it with the naked eye.’ I couldn’t believe that, and I said ‘Go back, analyze it, and do it blinded.’ Then I looked at the hearts, and I could see he was correct,” Lee recalled.“When we started these experiments, I actually was thinking that there would not be a response,” Wagers said. “We had been using similar kinds of approaches in other tissues, regenerative tissues, tissues that we know have the capacity to heal themselves after they’ve been injured.  But the heart is not well known for doing that, and so I was quite convinced that there would be no response. When I saw the dramatic difference in heart size that was very apparent after this exposure of an old animal to young blood, it was very clear that we had to figure out what was going on,” she said.“The blood is full of all kinds of things,” the biologist said, “and trying to narrow down what might be the responsible factor was going to be a big challenge.  I think that’s where the collaboration was so wonderful, in that we could take advantage of the expertise in both of our laboratories to really home in on what might be the responsible substance.”Lee explained, “We thought it was interesting right away, and we repeated it right away. But we had to show that this was not a blood pressure effect, that the young mice didn’t just cause the old mice to have lower blood pressure. We had to build a custom device to measure blood pressures off their tails. It took a year to do the analysis to show that it was not a blood pressure effect.“After about 2½ years we were convinced, and said, ‘We really have to identify this factor.’ It took about six months to find something, and another year to be convinced that it was real,” Lee said. “We looked at lipids; we looked at metabolites. Then we set up a collaboration with a startup company in Colorado, called SomaLogic, that had an interesting technology for analyzing factors in blood. And by working closely with SomaLogic, we found the likely factor.”What the researchers found was that at least one of the factors causing the rejuvenation of the hearts was GDF-11, “a member of a very important family of proteins called TGF-beta proteins, for transforming growth factor. There are around 35 members of the family,” Lee said. “Some have been very well studied, and this is one that is relatively obscure.”Over the course of her still-early career, Wagers has celebrated the publication of important papers by going skydiving. This coming weekend, she plans to take the plunge again, this time accompanied by postdoc Loffredo.The work was supported in part by HSCI, the National Institutes of Health, and the American Heart Association. <a href=”″ rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> Two Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers — a stem cell biologist and a practicing cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital — have identified a protein in the blood of mice and humans that may prove to be the first effective treatment for the form of age-related heart failure that affects millions of Americans.When the protein, called GDF-11, was injected into old mice, which develop thickened heart walls in a manner similar to aging humans, the hearts were reduced in size and thickness, resembling the healthy hearts of younger mice.Even more important than the implications for the treatment of diastolic heart failure, the finding by Richard T. Lee, a Harvard Medical School professor at the hospital, and Amy Wagers, a professor in Harvard’s Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, ultimately may rewrite our understanding of aging.A report on Lee and Wagers’ findings was published today by the journal Cell.“The most common form of heart failure [in the elderly] is actually a form that’s not caused by heart attacks but is very much related to the heart aging,” said Lee, who, like Wagers, is a principal faculty member at HSCI.last_img read more

Outdoor Updates: Happy Birthday MST + Trump Sticker found on Bear

first_imgDue to a multimillion budget shortfall caused by coal’s decline and a population drop, Boone County has cut multiple government jobs. According to Boone Prosecutor Keith Randolph, the personnel cuts will save nearly $1 million, but will still need to trim more than $1 million of its budget. Happy Birthday Mountains to Sea Trail! The collar was put there by researchers, but the sticker still remains a mystery. Jennifer Strules, a wildlife biologist at N.C. State University is conducting the North Carolina Urban/Suburban Bear Study in Asheville in conjunction with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. She urges the public to never, under any circumstances, approach a bear that close of range. Especially not to put a sticker on them. “It’s incredibly foolhardy and a public safety hazard for someone to do that,” says Strules. The Mountain to Sea Trail is celebrating it’s 42nd birthday! The MST runs 1175 miles from the Great Smokies to the Outer Banks, through beauty and diversity of NC’s lands and culture. To celebrate, Friends of the MST is holding birthday hikes September 6-8, so get out there and show your love with a proper outdoor celebration! Find a hike and sign up here: Last month was Boone’s second round of layoffs this summer after county commissioners mandated that governmental office leaders make 20 percent cuts to positions and benefits. In the past, this brought in a multi-million dollar surplus from coal tax revenue in efforts to save money. “The goal of the research was to look at the spatial ecology of black bears in Asheville by capturing bears within a 1-mile radius of the city, placing radio collars on them, which naturally fall off after a certain amount of time, then releasing them, while continuing to track the bears to gather data in order to inform future bear management decisions,” says The Citizen-Times, Ashville. NC Man finds Trump stick on Bear Coal tax decline forces Boone County WV to slash jobs A bear wandered into a family’s backyard for some casual garden raiding and bee sniffing when they noticed a collar on it. The collar appeared to be there for researched purposed but when they looked closer (from the safety of their home’s window) they saw a trump sticker on the bear’s collar. last_img read more

Weather delays rescue of helicopter crew that made emergency landing in Papua

first_imgThe helicopter took off from Nabire Airport at 10:47 a.m. local time on Thursday, heading to the Baya Biru area to deliver food supplies. However, the helicopter lost contact with air traffic control at 1:30 p.m.The helicopter, belonging to PT National Utility Helicopters (NUH), was carrying three people, Capt. Endy Nawalaga as the pilot, Capt. Erik Kurniawan as the copilot, and crew member M. Aswar Jamal.Kamal said the rescue team was currently asking for mining giant PT Freeport’s SAR team to help rescue the helicopter crew.”We’re asking for help from the Freeport SAR team as they have better equipment,” he said. (nal)Topics : Bad weather and difficult terrain are still preventing a joint rescue team from rescuing the crew of a Bell 212 helicopter that made an emergency landing in Paniai regency after it was reported missing several hours after taking off from Nabire Airport in Papua on Thursday.Papua Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. A.M. Kamal said a Search and Rescue (SAR) team had managed to locate the helicopter on Friday in a forest in Paniai.”The SAR team has found them. Apparently they made an emergency landing in a river basin,” Kamal said on Friday as reported by”The pilot, copilot and crew are safe. We’re trying to evacuate the victims but rescue efforts have been hampered by [bad weather],” he added.Kamal further said the difficult terrain in the forest also hampered the process as the SAR team had not yet been able to find a safe location to land.Read also: Bodies of 12 victims on missing Mi-17 Army helicopter found in Papualast_img read more

French ‘Spiderman’ climbs 75-storey building in Dubai

first_imgThe 52-year-old climbed the 307 metre high Cayan tower in just 70 minutes, with no harness and very little space on the ledges of the twisted tower.Back in 2011 Robert climbed the world’s tallest tower also in Dubai…the Burj Khalifa The French Spiderman has struck again. Alain Robert is known for clambering some of the world’s highest buildings.And at the weekend, he scaled the 75-storey heights of  one of Dubai’s tallest skyscraper, relying on only chalk, sticky tape, and his fingers.Alain Robert doing what he loves most, climbing walls of very tall buildings Burj Khalifalast_img read more

Less pollution: Birds sing in low frequencies

first_imgThe Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) here inRegion 6 is seeing some light in this situation as the environment heals fromthe dreadful effects of pollution. Animals, especially birds, relish thepeaceful atmosphere due to the limited mobility of vehicles and people to avoidfurther local transmission of the virus and contain the outbreak. A Yellow-bellied whistler (Pachycephala philippinensis) is a species of bird endemic in the Philippines. The Eurasian tree sparrow (Passer montanus) bird seen gripping on the basketball ring. In urban areas, the air quality is greatly affected by smog andnoxious gases. Birds have high respiratory rate, which makes them susceptibleto air pollutants and airborne impurities. But with less travel of airplanesand vehicles, birds could breathe better and soar up in the skies. Some birds’ species use vocalization to attract a mate, warndanger and socialize with other birds in the avian community. In the city,noise pollution affects the birds and their habits. It also interfere theircommunication as they vocalize at low frequencies to attract and impress a matein order to reproduce. Currently, the city is no longer engrossed with ambientnoise thus many birds are seen and heard vocalizing at low frequencies. “Humans have now realized that nature, once left alone, can bounceback to its balance. We have seen something really good amid this COVID-19pandemic. I thereby encourage all to protect the birds and its habitats by not capturing,poaching or illegally cutting trees that serves as their habitat as we also protectourselves by doing preventive measures to avoid getting infected by the virus. Letus bear in mind that the key to a harmonious life is to live as one with thenature,” said DENR 6 regional executive director Francisco E. Milla, Jr. During the night, bright city lights interferes the view of the starsin the sky which the birds uses to help them determine the route for the nextday. As such, too much alteration of the natural light confuses and disorientsthe birds. Light pollution affects the flight patterns of birds and breakstheir usual migration paths. Meanwhile, waterbirds species are often seen on wetlands and seas.Water pollutants reduce the amount of oxygen in the water, eventually killing thefishes, a source of food for the waterbirds. Oil spills affect these avian creatureswhen their feathers lose its quality if covered with oil, poisoning them orexposing their skin. With reduced sea travels, there is less water pollution andhelped prevent the risk faced by the waterbirds.center_img The presence of flock of birds in the trees and skies is anoticeable evidence of a revived balance in nature. A Eurasian tree sparrow is a passerine bird seen gripping on an electric wire. Air, land, water, noise, light and oil pollution are great threatsto the lives of these flying creatures. Hence with the outbreak of the COVID-19disease, the government decided to put the country on lockdown thereby restrictingland, air and sea travels. Enhanced Biodiversity Conservation is among the ten priorityprograms of the Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu.(DENR6/PN) Here in Iloilo City, a curfew was implemented due to the city’slockdown and also restricted the mobility of vehicles on the street which pavedthe way for the birds to see the stars at night. AVIAN species called birds were frequently seen flying in the skyand were heard chirping and singing from the trees in the community amidst the coronaviruspandemic.last_img read more