Hickamore, Hackamore! Squirrel photo-bombs listing for £395,000 Beatrix Potter house

first_imgPicture of the week goes to the Purplebricks LPE who took this photo of a red squirrel for the images used to market a house for sale near Coniston in the Lake District.The red squirrel’s decreasing habitat in the UK includes Cumbria so it’s not unusual to see the arboreal, omnivorous rodents in the area.Beatrix PotterBut what’s most fitting is that the property used to belong to Beatrix Potter following her acquisition of the surrounding Monk Coniston Estate for £15,000 in 1930, part of her attempts at the time to stop holiday home developers hoovering up large tracts of Lakes countywide, and to preserve traditional farming and countryside traditions.One of Potters’ more enduring characters is Squirrel Nutkin, the tale of an impertinent red squirrel who loses his tail after baiting an owl. Or in this case, photo bombing property marketing materials, with his tale intact.Purplebricks red squirrel April 13, 2017Nigel LewisOne commentSheila Manchester, The Negotiator The Negotiator 13th April 2017 at 5:00 pmWhat a great holiday weekend photo! Such gorgeous little beasties, long may they live in Cumbria. Great way to sell a house too.Log in to ReplyWhat’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 » Hickamore, Hackamore! Squirrel photo-bombs listing for £395,000 Beatrix Potter house previous nextAgencies & PeopleHickamore, Hackamore! Squirrel photo-bombs listing for £395,000 Beatrix Potter houseAgent catches Squirrel Nutkin lookalike on the prowl for bird feed.The Negotiator13th April 20171 Comment1,633 Viewslast_img read more

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The Country House Wins Big at the L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards

first_img View Comments Other companies honored were Pacific Resident Theatre, Chance Theater, Fugitive Kind Theater, 3-D Theatricals, Musical Theatre West, IAMA Theatre Company, A Noise Within, Actors Co-op, Actors’ Gang, MainStreet Theatre Company and Center Theatre Group. The Fountain Theatre received the Best Season Award. The Country House, currently playing on Broadway headlined by Blythe Danner, was one of the big winners at the 2014 L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards. The ceremony, hosted by Kate Burton and Katie Lowes, took place at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse on November 2. Related Shows 35 awards were bestowed on 18 different Southern California theater companies. Geffen Playhouse garnered three awards for The Country House and one for Slowgirl; Skylight Theatre Company won four for The Wrong Man; Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts picked up two for Parfumerie and two for Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life; La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts won two for Floyd Collins and one for Broadway fave’s James Barbour’s performance in Les Misérables; Echo Theater Company garnered two for Backyard and one for Firemen; The Theatre @ Boston Court won three for Everything You Touch. The Country House Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 23, 2014last_img read more

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All-hazard kits

first_imgWhat should the kit contain as a minimum?First and foremost; bottled water. FEMA and the Red Cross recommend a minimum of 1 gallon of water per person per day. Some individuals with special needs, such as children, nursing mothers and the sick, will need more than a gallon a day. You should store a two-week supply. For a family of four that means a minimum of 56 gallons of drinkable water. Additional water will be needed for bathing, flushing toilets and food preparation.Second, nonperishable foods, primarily canned foods that don’t require cooking and don’t need to be kept refrigerated or frozen. Include with this a manual can opener. Assume that you will not have electricity.A battery-operated radio and a NOAA Weather Radio, and a supply of batteries.Flashlights and other battery-operated lights. You don’t want open flames such as candles which can cause fires. Cell and land-line phones may be down and you can’t call the fire department. The fire department may not be able to respond because of blocked and flooded roads.Foul weather clothing, including sturdy shoes and jackets. Also pack bedding.Medical and other special-need supplies, including a first aid kit and first aid book.Copies of important documents such as insurance, car title, deeds and social security card.Plenty of cash. The ATM requires power.Sturdy shoes since you there may be debris with nails surrounding your location.Family safety By David StooksburyState Climatologist University of GeorgiaHindsight is 20/20. Watching tragedy unfold on the Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama coasts this week, we see the importance of creating and keeping a hazard kit handy.Your family should have an all-hazards kit that will be good for most emergencies including hurricanes, flooding, ice storms or even terrorist attack. The all-hazards kit should contain the barest necessities to survive independently for up to two weeks.It’s important to assemble an all-hazards kit long before an impending emergency event.What you need Remind your family of these general safety measures:Plan well ahead of the event; buy needed supplies before they are sold out.If told to evacuate, evacuate.Only use gas grill and charcoal grills outside in a well-ventilated area. Treat all power lines as if they are alive; it is impossible by looking to tell the difference between a dead power line and one that can kill you.Determine a contact person in a city well away from the event. If family members become separated, they can call the contact person who can help relay messages and coordinate the reunion.Disasters often happen with little warning. Be prepared.last_img read more

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Roosevelt Shooting Leaves Man Wounded

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man was shot and wounded in Roosevelt on Friday night, Nassau County police said.Officers responded to a call of shots fired on Westerfield Avenue where they found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to his arm at 11:19 p.m.., police said.The victim was taken to an area hospital where he was treated for a non life threatening injury.Special Investigations Squad detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more

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NAFCU shares ‘CHOICE Act’ thoughts with Hensarling, committee

first_imgNAFCU’s Carrie Hunt thanked the House Financial Services Committee for its attention to regulatory reform and highlighted the association’s initial thoughts on the “Financial CHOICE Act,” which is being discussed by the committee today.The committee will examine some of the proposals in the “Financial CHOICE Act,” draft legislation that would be an alternative to the Dodd-Frank Act and is authored by committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas. The draft includes a NAFCU-supported repeal of the Durbin amendment and contemplates relief for well-capitalized institutions from certain regulatory restrictions imposed by functional regulators, among other things.Hunt, NAFCU’s executive vice president of government affairs and general counsel, said the uniqueness of credit unions should be reflected in their regulatory regime and noted the association’s support for the “Credit Union Risk-Based Capital Study Act of 2015” (H.R. 2769). “The Dodd-Frank ‘off-ramp’ proposed in Title I of the discussion draft is a novel approach to tackling this issue,” she wrote. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Michigan’s anti-Whitmer protests were also organizing grounds for would-be militia kidnappers

first_imgAt the rally beforehand, leading Republicans had whipped up the crowd with extremist rhetoric. “We are in a war, right now. We are in a war for the hearts, the soul, the traditions and the freedom of our state and our country … it is up to us to end the shutdown,” said then-congressional candidate Mike Detmer (who later finished second in his race), adding that opposition to the COVID-19 measures needed to continue for “tyranny to go right back down that dark hole from whence it came.”Four of the men, including Fox, participated in the rain-drenched “Judgement Day” protest on May 14 that had been preceded by a deluge of violent online rhetoric calling for Whitmer’s death. The rally attracted only a handful of participants—who were unable to enter the Capitol because it was a Saturday, when the building normally is closed—but among them was a man dangling a doll, serving as an effigy of Whitmer, from a noose.Fox was also at the May 18 event in Grand Rapids called “Sheriffs Speak Out” at which several Republicans, include House Speaker Mike Shirkey and Barry County sheriff Dar Leaf, spoke. Militia plotters William and Michael Null also were there, acting as onstage security. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Of the 14 men facing federal and state charges in the case, the Post found eight of them—three facing federal charges, and five facing state charges—who participated in at least seven of the anti-Whitmer protests. The leader of the plot, 37-year-old Alex Fox, was among six of the men who participated in the first of the protests on April 30 in Lansing, when a large crowd of armed militiamen successfully shut down deliberations in the state House by trying to invade its chambers.Protestors try to enter the Michigan House of Representative chamber and are being kept out by the Michigan State Police after the American Patriot Rally organized by Michigan United for Liberty protest for the reopening of businesses on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan on April 30, 2020. - The group is upset with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's mandatory closure to curtail Covid-19. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images)Michigan militia leader Alex Fox, center in beige ballcap, can be seen leading an attempt to enter the House chambers in Lansing on April 30.In a video recorded by MLive, Fox can be seen standing near the front of the crowd, wearing a Hawaiian shirt—signifying participation in the civil-war-seeking “Boogaloo” movement—while facing Michigan state troopers and Capitol security guards. Fox can be seen chanting: “Let us in!”- Advertisement –center_img Republicans have refused to accept any hint of responsibility for their complicity in the extremist violence emerging from the reality-deprived events they have created in response to Democratic attempts to manage the pandemic and other efforts at governance, including common-sense gun control in Virginia—particularly since the source of much of the hysteria is Donald Trump himself.Yet as the Post investigation reveals, the line between far-right extremists and supposedly mainstream Republicans has all but vanished during 2020, when events organized and encouraged by the latter have simply become recruitment and organizing grounds for the former.last_img read more

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Govt to slash diesel subsidy 50%, generate trillions in 2021 savings

first_imgHouse of Representatives (DPR) Commission VII overseeing energy on Monday approved a proposal from the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry to cut the diesel subsidy by 50 percent to Rp 500 (3.5 US cents) per liter, on the back of expectations that crude prices will remain low in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.The Indonesian Crude Price (ICP) is projected in 2021 to hover between US$42 and $45 per barrel, lower than the 2019 ICP average of $63 per barrel, according to the energy ministry.“Commission VII basically agrees with the government. We will fix the diesel subsidies at Rp 500 per liter in the proposed 2021 state budget,” energy minister Arifin Tasrif said at Monday’s meeting in Jakarta. The estimated savings assumed that fuel consumption would remain 25 percent lower than usual this year, added Alloysius, referring to statements from Pertamina officials.“The funds needed to subsidise biodiesel will be lower than what [biodiesel] producers expect,” he told The Jakarta Post on Monday. “I think that’s quite good.” The commission also gave its nod to a plan to increase the quota for subsidized cooking gas (LPG) while maintaining the quota for subsidized fuel in the 2021 draft state budget (RAPBN).The Cabinet and the House are currently drafting the 2021 state budget, with President Joko Widodo scheduled to announce the finalized RAPBN during the state of the nation address in August.Alloysius Joko Purwanto, an energy economist at the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), estimated that slashing the diesel subsidy by half could save the government Rp 8.4 trillion in fuel subsidies and Rp 4 trillion in biodiesel subsidies this year, when fuel consumption was lower than usual. Savings could therefore be even higher next year, when fuel consumption was expected to be higher than this year.All diesel sold in Indonesia is a biodiesel blend, in accordance with the government’s mandatory B30 biodiesel policy launched in September 2019.center_img Saving on fuel subsidies is particularly attractive now for the government, which has been struggling to fund its cash-strapped budget amid the COVID-19 economic downturn.The government plans to disburse Rp 695.2 trillion in state funds this year to mitigate the epidemic and ensuing socioeconomic impacts. The coronavirus has infected 56,385 Indonesians and caused 2,876 deaths by June 30, official data shows.Minister Arifin also said the government might raise the quota for subsidized LPG on the basis of expected higher consumption this year compared to 6.84 metric tons (MT) last year.The cooking gas is sold in 3-kilogram canisters affectionately dubbed “melon” for their bright green color.“With higher gas consumption during the pandemic and more converter kits available to fishermen and farmers, we expect total consumption of 6.89 MT in 2020,” he said, referring to the ministry’s program that distributes LPG-to-fuel converters to farmers and fishers.The ministry plans to distribute 35,000 converters this year and 50,000 converters next year.Lawmakers are “exercising” tight control over the fuel subsidy quota amid expectations of relatively low consumption in 2021, and as the government expands its digital fuel nozzle program that aims to prevent ineligible customers from buying subsidized fuel.State-owned energy holding company Pertamina, which operates over 90 percent of the gas stations in the country, expects to complete its digital fuel nozzle program by August.“We will finish the program in two months. We faced some delays due to COVID-19, [because] some of the parts come from China,” Pertamina president director Nicke Widyawati said on Monday.Topics :last_img read more

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Gold Coast villa overlooking Broadwater sells for $1.25 million

first_img102/212-214 Marine Pde, Labrador has changed hands for $1.25 million.A GOLD Coast villa that stands out with its “lofty ceilings and solid architraves has changed hands for $1.25 million.The three-bedroom residence in the renowned Windsong building at Labrador offers timeless Queensland living with panoramic Broadwater views.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe property at 102/212-214 Marine Pde is spread across two levels and features marble finishes, timber flooring, private courtyards and several verandas.The resort facilities include a lap pool, spa, barbecue and children’s play area.LJ Hooker — Broadwater agent Ana Tulloch managed the sale. 102/212-214 Marine Pde, Labrador. 102/212-214 Marine Pde, Labrador.last_img read more

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