The measure would send $1,400 direct payments to individuals, helping some households make rent and mortgage payments. The Senate passed amendments to block undocumented persons and high-income earners from receiving the checks.The House is expected to swiftly approve the budget resolution, after which Congress can begin crafting Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief bill. Lawmakers estimate the legislation will be completed by mid-March, which means the multifamily market would not see federal rental subsidies for another month.[Washington Post] — Georgia Kromrei Share via Shortlink Vice President Kamala Harris (Photos via Getty/Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)The Senate approved a budget bill that sets the stage for passage of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief package.The late-night vote was 51 to 50 along party lines, with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie, although a number of Republican amendments were added, the Washington Post reported.The bill includes $25 billion in rent relief, added to the $25 billion already passed by Congress in December, as well as $5 billion to cover utility costs and another $5 billion for those experiencing or at risk of homelessness.It would also extend federal eviction and foreclosure moratoriums to the end of September.Read moreThe nitty gritty on federal rent reliefCongress came through. Why is real estate not satisfied?Cuomo eases requirements for rent aid TagscongressEvictionsJoe BidenPoliticsWashington D.C. Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink
Being an estate agent may no longer be something to hide, a survey of 1,200 members of the public has revealed.Agents regularly appear at the top of surveys listing the least trusted or liked professions but the latest one points to a revival in fortunes.Only 14% of those canvassed by the survey said estate agents were the least trustworthy. This places them some way behind politicians who 78% said were least trustworthy followed by journalists (37%), car salespeople (27%), bankers (23%) and paparazzi (22%).“What with the Brexit debacle still looming over the country, it’s little wonder that Brits aren’t inclined to trust politicians right now,” says Lee Biggins, CEO of jobs website CV-Library (left).“Still, it’s astonishing to see that such a large quantity of us feel so negatively about the country’s leaders, as we’re supposed to trust them to represent us.“It also appears to be a common theme that sales-driven occupations, such as car sales, telesales, estate agents and recruiters are largely disliked.“Unfortunately, it’s just the nature of the trade. Being proactive in making sales can be perceived as being pushy, or irritating. However, without these professions, many businesses wouldn’t be able to flourish.”The survey also revealed the most trusted professions which were doctors, nurses, teachers, the police, armed forces, vets and scientists.“Largely, trust is associated with the professionals that have our best interests at heart [or] jobs that contribute to the public good, such as health or education-related professions,” says Biggins.Read more: what makes good estate agents?CVLibrary lee biggins estate agents June 11, 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 » Marketing » Are agents still untrusted by the public? Not any longer, suggests survey previous nextMarketingAre agents still untrusted by the public? Not any longer, suggests surveyRecruitment firm CV Library says its interviews with 1,200 members of public reveals change in fortunes for agents.Nigel Lewis11th June 20190978 Views
Indiana Justice Applications Due Next MondayThose interested in becoming Indiana’s next Supreme Court justice have until noon on Jan. 25 to submit their applications. Justice Brent Dickson is retiring from the court April 29.Qualified applicants will be interviewed by the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission Feb. 17-19, with a likely second round of interviews taking place March 3-4. All interviews will take place in Room 319 at the Statehouse and will be open to the public. The seven-member nominating commission will then select three finalists, with Gov. Mike Pence choosing the next justice within 60 days of receiving the finalists’ names.This will be Pence’s first appointment to the Indiana Supreme Court.Applications are available on the court’s website. Questions may be directed to commission counsel Adrienne Meiring at 317-232-4706 or [email protected] LinkEmail
Every year, the Grammy Foundation hosts a gala benefit for their charity outreach program, MusiCares, ahead of the awards ceremony. The program honors one musician each year as “Person Of The Year”, and this year that honor went to the Heartbreaker himself, Tom Petty.The benefit included performances of Petty’s music from a number of renowned musicians, including The Foo Fighters, Gary Clark Jr., Don Henley, Jackson Browne, The Head and the Heart, and George Strait. Petty also performed with his band, The Heartbreakers, who welcomed up Jeff Lynne (ELO), Dhani Harrison (son of George Harrison), Stevie Nicks and The Bangles at varying times during their performance.It had been two years since Petty performed with the Heartbreakers, but that changed last night as the band gears up for some major tour plans in 2017. Petty also gave a moving speech, talking about getting advise from Johnny Cash, Leon Russell, and more. You can watch Petty’s speech below.The night also generated $8.5 million for MusiCares, their largest benefit yet. Keep on doing great work, MusiCares![H/T WRAL / Photo via AP]
In just 2 days, Phish will make their triumphant return to Madison Square Garden in New York City for their traditional 4-night New Year’s Run at the world’s most famous arena. To date, the band has played the storied midtown Manhattan room 52 times–usually surrounding New Year’s Eve–and among those 52 are some of the more exciting and memorable performances they’ve ever turned in. In 2016, we counted down the days until New Year’s Run with “The 12 Days Of Phishmas,” a festive collection of our favorite Phish shows at the Garden over the years. But that list was made before the Baker’s Dozen, Phish’s unprecedented run of 13 straight shows at MSG featuring nightly donut-based themes, surprise covers and bust-outs to cater the setlists to the flavor du jour and, oh yea, NO REPEATS, culminating with a “championship” banner being raised to The Garden’s rafters on a day officially designated as “Phish Day” by the Mayor of New York. The Dozen was a different kind of beast: It’s difficult to pick apart the individual nights and rank them among the band’s other 39 MSG performances because these 13 shows were so inextricably linked. Those 17 summer days in the City almost felt like one long show, and so it only felt right to extend this year’s Phishmas by an extra day and relive the Baker’s Dozen as a complete set–sampling one donut at a time, the same way it was originally tasted. By the time we’re done going back through the Baker’s Dozen spoils, we’ll all be primed and ready to add four more shows to the list, rounding out 17 in ’17–the biggest, baddest year of MSG Phish we’ve ever seen. Our Official Guide To Phish New Year’s Pre- And Post-PartiesAt this point in our Phishmas retelling of the Baker’s Dozen saga, we’re in the final stretch of the run: 3 shows left–an “ordinary” weekend run that was all but certain to be anything but ordinary. The Baker’s Dozen was now a thing. The secret had long since been out: something very special was happening at The Garden. Each successive show in the last weekend of the Baker’s Dozen felt like the toughest ticket we’d ever seen. Hundreds and hundreds of frantic fingers orbited The Garden’s surrounding city blocks. Everyone had at least one friend who needed a ticket. Even the most experienced and determined fans–fans who never have nor would ever dream of getting shut out of any show, let along these shows—were crying out for extras to no avail. Cash or Trade was a wasteland of ISOs with not a single FS in sight. StubHub had 300-level seats going for upwards of $400 apiece before showtime. At the end of each day, hundreds of people were shut out each night. The demand for these shows had reached unprecedented heights…But for those who did make it in on that last weekend, it only made the shows that much sweeter. From the moment you walked through the Garden turnstiles, it was clear you were walking into a historic weekend of Phish. We had already savored 10 donuts–we knew what was at stake on these last three evenings. Despite a shorter list of songs still remaining, the Baker’s Dozen had taught us to expect the unexpected, and prepare for those expectations to be exceeded either way. As we wind down our 13 Days of Phishmas 2017, join us in reliving the culmination the greatest Phish run there’s ever been. Merry Phishmas to all!NIGHT 12: Boston Cream8/5/17Review by Dave Melamed We’ll see you back here tomorrow, as we round out our retelling of the Baker’s Dozen saga on the war back to The Garden for New Year’s Run 2017-2018. For a list of pre-show plans and late-night after-parties, check out our guide here.13 Days of Phishmas 2017:Night 1 – “Coconut” – 7/21/17Night 2 – “Strawberry” – 7/22/17Night 3 – “Red Velvet” – 7/23/17Night 4 – “Jam-Filled” – 7/25/17Night 5 – “Powdered” – 7/26/17Night 6 – “Double Chocolate” – 7/28/17Night 7 – “Cinnamon” – 7/29/17Night 8 – “Jimmies” – 7/30/17Night 9 – “Maple” – 8/1/17Night 10 – “Holes” – 8/2/17Night 11 – “Lemon” – 8/4/17Night 12 – “Boston Cream” – 8/5/17 Phish | Baker’s Dozen Night 12 | 8/5/17 | Photos by Andrew Blackstein Night twelve. It feels like just yesterday that this thirteen night run was on the horizon, as fans eagerly speculated about what Phish would do for this historic residency at New York’s Madison Square Garden. As the Baker’s Dozen progressed, each show became its own special donut, flavored with one-off covers, big jams, and, incredibly, no repeated songs. Each and every show has been relished among the adoring crowd, hailed as some of the finest of the band’s 34 year career.Now, we’ve arrived at the penultimate performance, and lots of heavy hitting song choices loomed over the final two proceedings. Not only that, but Saturday night’s performance was “Boston Cream” night; a show that fans have been eagerly awaiting since Page McConnell mentioned it in a 2007 Relix interview. Surely the cover of Boston’s “Foreplay/Long Time” would make its return. The band would obviously cover Cream. Lock it in.While most shows have started with a theme-appropriate cover selection, Phish wasted no time diving into their repertoire with a rousing rendition of Bob Marley‘s “Soul Shakedown Party.” The smooth reggae tones got the crowd loose and the band looser. The celebratory opening number gave way to a cover of the bluegrass classic, Bill Monroe’s “Uncle Pen,” with Trey Anastasio ripping through the song’s complex leads. The band went to Gamehendge for the next number, bringing out a rocking version of “The Sloth” to keep the party grooving.Watch the show-opening “Soul Shakedown Party” below via LivePhish:“Gotta Jibboo” saw Phish really get into their first jam of the night, as the whole band settled in for this first set fourteen minute groove fest. Once Page worked his magic on the grand piano, the jam shifted into high gear, and Trey raised the jam into a triumphant peak. After a brief discussion on stage, Mike Gordon took vocals on the band’s bizarre rocker, “Fuck Your Face.” The once long-forgotten number has had a revitalization in the 3.0 era, coming out of the woodworks to whip the crowd into a frenzy.With the energy at full throttle, the band started out innocently enough with a cover of Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love.” Things quickly took a turn, however, as the end of the first chorus transitioned into Boston’s “More Than A Feeling.” It’s a Boston Cream medley! After running through some of the classic Boston tune, the band momentarily dove into what sounded like Cream’s “Tales Of Brave Ulysses,” before dropping into a jam on “Sunshine Of Your Love” once more. That quickly broke into “Long Time,” the second half of the famed “Foreplay/Long Time” that had been predicted – and that hadn’t been played since 1999. The chorus here was particularly interesting, as different band members sang choruses of “Long Time,” “Sunshine Of Your Love” and another Cream classic, “White Room.” The band finished up the medley with a return to the main riff of “Sunshine,” putting a cap on their “Sunshine Of Your Feeling” mash-up.You can watch high quality video of the majority of the Boston/Cream mashup (synced with taper audio) via LazyLightning55a:For the beginning of the number not shown in the LazyLightning55a video, watch full crowd-shot footage of “Sunshine of Your Feeling” below via Frank Rocchio:After they finished, Trey joked that “Kansas Metallica” was going to be the final donut flavor. They promptly explained that the joke was “20 years in the making,” and that they basically planned the whole run for this “Boston Cream” extravaganza. The commentary continued as Jon Fishman confirmed that “We’ve been waiting for that joke for 20 years.” Anastasio mused, “This whole thing was just so we could do that. Now we’re out of here.” You can mark the quartet’s decades-in-the-making “Boston Cream” mashup as just one of many reasons why 2017 is a fantastic time to be a Phish fan. Trey, Fish, Mike, and Page are making good on seemingly far-fetched creative promises they made half a lifetime ago, and having an absolute blast doing it. Side bar: Umphrey’s McGee fans must have felt right at home for this.Making The Donuts: The Story Behind The Boston/Cream Combo That Inspired Phish’s Baker’s DozenThe set continued with its first cool-down moment, bringing back the Trey song “Frost” for only the second time ever, and the first since 7/17/13 (168 shows). My personal theory is that the song was a reference to the donuts themselves: the Boston Cream was actually the frost-ing instead of the filling. Likely a practical donut-making decision (read the NPR donut scoop for more), the mellow “Frost” was a fun reprieve for more high-energy songs to come.“Scent Of A Mule” immediately followed, with some excellent solos from Page (including a “Sunshine Of Your Love” tease) and Gordo before the song’s exciting finale. The third Jimi Hendrix cover of the run came next, as the band rocked MSG with some pure “Fire.” Trey was wailing in true Jimi style, keeping the excitement high. “Alaska” followed, as Fishman kept the pace for a bluesy funk jam that had everyone dancing. “Plasma” closed out the set, with Trey taking the lead throughout an energetic jam that peaked in fine fashion. The guitarist’s final notes again teased “Sunshine Of Your Love,” adding one last dose of Cream to the performance.With the “no repeat” rule in effect for the Baker’s Dozen, there were a handful of unplayed songs that came highly anticipated for the last two nights. Set two opened with one of these classics, as the blues-heavy riff of “Ghost” rang out through The Garden. Here we go. The whopping 21-minute take saw the band immediately lock into some thick funk, patiently building the energy through a pentatonic fueled groove. As the jam continued to gain momentum, the band subtly switched into a major key, allowing for some prime melodic improvisation from Trey and Page. Trey led the jam through countless emotional peak moments, continually upping the ante for a truly climactic conclusion. This was easily the jam of the night, as one might expect from a “Ghost” on the Baker’s Dozen’s Twelfth Night.Watch the phenomenal second set-opening “Ghost” from Night 12 below via LivePhish:The jam ended in some deep dark tones, before breaking into the first “Petrichor” since the song’s dramatic interpretation on New Year’s 2016. Though this version didn’t have choreography, horns, or falling silicone raindrops, the band adeptly wove their way through the ornate composition. Trey gave the song a little extra mustard near its conclusion, bringing things up before dropping into another 3.0 favorite, “Light.” This version went down and dirty with Page leading the charge on the organ.As the “Light” jam ended, Trey strummed the opening chord of another Gamehendge classic, “The Lizards.” Another song highly anticipated for the last two nights, the band drew vigorous applause as they worked their way through the beautiful composition. They stretched the song out a bit longer than usual, as is the new normal of the Baker’s Dozen, delighting fans with the all-time favorite tune selection.After treating fans to four songs in the first hour of set two, the band wrapped things up with a handful of shorter selections, including “The Horse/Silent In The Morning,” Bob Dylan’s “Quinn The Eskimo,” and “Rocky Top.” It’s tempting to pine for fewer total songs in the second frame, but each of these songs are quintessential in the Phish catalog, and did a great job keeping the energy high at MSG.The band returned for one more song, playing the ballad “Joy” as their encore. The message was loud and clear: “We want you to be happy.” Though this was one of the slowest encores of the run, the significance of the moment certainly left fans with smiles on their faces. If “Boston Cream” was the center of their Baker’s Dozen inspiration, then encouraging their fans’ happiness was an all-too-fitting finale for this penultimate donut theme.Of course, the message of “We want you to be happy” has been at the forefront of this run. Phish’s dedication to the craft of live music is second to none, and the Baker’s Dozen is the ultimate example. As a native New Yorker, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to see more Phish in the last two weeks than I ever could have imagined. They’ve approached this run with such passion, challenging themselves to surpass our wildest expectations, every single night. It has been, in a word, incredible.Thank you L4LM team, for giving me this (last minute) opportunity to, once again, share my love of Phish with your readers. Thank you Chris Kuroda, for consistently blowing my mind. Thank you to every single person I’ve met at MSG, for sharing in the groove. And of course, thank you Phish, for these legendary performances. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for the Baker’s Dozen finale.Hot Takes From Night 12:Repeat Watch: At this point, I have “More Than A Feeling” that night 13 won’t have any repeats. We’ve come this far, right?Today’s Donut: “Boston Cream” [“Sunshine Of Your Feeling,” the mash-up of Boston and Cream that we never knew we needed, with bits of “More Than A Feeling” (Boston), “Long Time” (Boston), “Sunshine Of Your Love” (Cream), and “White Room” (Cream). Am I the only one who heard “Tales Of Brave Ulysses” in there too? This page from the Zonkey playbook could not have been more fun.]We Tired Yet?: We’ve been to 12 Phish shows in the last 16 days. What do you think?Check out a full gallery of photos from Boston Cream night at the Baker’s Dozen below via Andrew Blackstein.SETLIST: Phish | Baker’s Dozen Night 12 | Madison Square Garden | New York, NY | 8/5/17SET 1: Soul Shakedown Party, Uncle Pen, The Sloth, Gotta Jibboo, Fuck Your Face, Sunshine of Your Love -> More Than a Feeling > Sunshine of Your Love > Foreplay/Long Time, Frost, Scent of a Mule, Fire, Alaska, PlasmaSET 2: Ghost, Petrichor, Light > The Lizards, The Horse > Silent in the Morning > Quinn the Eskimo > Rocky TopENCORE: Joy Phish debut. Phish debut; incomplete. Incomplete. Load remaining images
Nine professors in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences have been named Walter Channing Cabot Fellows. The 2014 honorees were awarded for their distinguished publications.Gennaro Chierchia, Haas Foundations Professor of Linguistics,“Logic in Grammar” (Oxford University Press, 2013)Edward Hall, Norman E. Vuilleumier Professor of Philosophy,“Causation: A User’s Guide” (Oxford University Press, 2013)John T. Hamilton, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Comparative Literature and of Germanic Languages and Literatures,“Security: Politics, Humanity, and the Philology of Care” (Princeton University Press, 2013)Walter Johnson, Winthrop Professor of History and Professor of African and African American Studies,“River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom” (Harvard University Press, 2013)David Shumway Jones, A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine,“Broken Hearts: The Tangled History of Cardiac Care” (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013)Sun Joo Kim, Harvard-Yenching Professor of Korean History, “Voice from the North: Resurrecting Regional Identity Through the Life and Work of Yi Sihang (1672–1736)” (Stanford University Press, 2013)Jill Lepore, David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History and Harvard College Professor,“Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin” (Alfred A. Knopf, 2013)Mark Richard, professor of philosophy, “Context and the Attitudes: Meaning in Context, Volume I” (Oxford University Press, 2013)Mary Margaret Steedly, professor of anthropology,“Rifle Reports: A Story of Indonesian Independence” (University of California Press, 2013)
By now, you may have seen one of the most purr-fect viral videos to make its way across the internet. A Texas lawyer got stuck in cat filter limbo on an important video conference. While we can’t be sure what transpired, we heard he may have been using an older Dell PC and he was long overdue for a software upgrade. If our suspicions are correct, an outdated driver could have been part of the issue aside from good old-fashioned user error.We can all appreciate the unexpected scenarios we sometimes find ourselves in while working remote. And we appreciate cat moments like this which brighten our day and break up the routine. And don’t worry – we got Mr. Ponton and his office new Latitude 9510s, so they now have the latest and greatest tech.If you ever find yourself in a similar situation, the first step is to update your software. If you’re in the market for a tech refresh, we’re offering a special discount on our laptops starting this Friday using the code “FUTUREISMEOW.” And don’t forget, we can help you recycle your old computers here.Thank you, Mr. Ponton, for the laughs. We’re not kitten around with those software upgrades!Offer valid 2/12/2021 7:00AM CST through 2/15/2021 7:00AM CST Coupon is good with select other offers, but not with other coupons. Offer does not apply to and is not available with, systems or items purchased through Dell Outlet or spare parts. Purchase limit of 3 items per order. Not valid for resellers and/or online auctions. Dell reserves the right to cancel orders arising from pricing or other errors. Exclusions include: Alienware m15 R4, Alienware m17 R4, order codes with AFF, PDSO, DB, EDU, STU, AUD.
Staring down an ornery, 2,000-pound steer can make even the most seasoned cowhand a little rattled, but proper technique can go a long way to making herd handling safer for the cowboy or cowgirl and the herd. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s Beef Team and the staff of the the J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research and Education Center will host their Proper Stockmanship School from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, at the UGA Livestock Arena in Athens, Georgia. This daylong course will focus on low-stress animal handling methods that leverage the prey-predator relationship and the psychology of the herd. Cattle experts from Hand ‘n Hand Livestock Solutions, founded by gentle herd-handling expert and Bud Box inventor Bud Williams, will present the class. “In the beef cattle industry, proper handling is essential to ensure the safety and well-being of both the animal and the handler,” said Lawton Stewart, UGA Extension beef specialist. “Additionally, utilizing good stockmanship (practices) improves the temperament, decreases the stress and ultimately improves the performance of cattle, leading to increased profitability.” Williams’ techniques involve moving cattle without touching them by invading their personal space and then backing away to allow them to “escape.” This year’s stockmanship school will be held in the classroom at the UGA Livestock Arena and will involve lectures, discussions and videos. The school is appropriate for those with no cattle-handling experience as well as seasoned professionals. Everyone will learn something, and students are also welcome, Stewart said. The cost of the workshop is $25 for the general public and $10 for students. For more information about the program visit blog.extension.uga.edu/beef/2015/11/stockmanship/.To register, email Stewart, at [email protected], or Eric Elsner, at [email protected], or contact your local UGA Extension office by calling 1-800-ASK-UGA1.
2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In 2015, the post on this blog, “A CEO at Every (Employee) Desk,” explained how—in our members’ eyes—front-line leaders are the CEOs of every “moment and transaction.” Since members meet our front line more often than they visit with our executives, many credit union leaders have designed training sessions and systems to create an executive presence through all levels of their credit unions.Fast forward a year later and a feature of one credit union’s statement of values reads, “We all hold the title of member service representative.” This credit union realized that “the MSR in all of us” must appreciate that every member adds to a credit union’s success and all team members must value that contribution in how they go about their daily duties. “Regardless of how often we actually see members,” the credit union’s CEO said, “we must design our day around the question, ‘How will I serve my member?’”How do the various levels and departments of a credit union integrate this MSR presence of mind in daily duties? Here are some recommendations. continue reading »
15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I used to simply compare the price tags on organic, eco-friendly, sustainable products to ones that weren’t and always chose the cheaper option. Basically, I avoided sustainable items because I wanted to get the best deal.However, once I took a hard look at my spending, I realized that even though I was being cost conscious, buying cheap, disposable items, I wasn’t necessarily saving money. Surprisingly, one thing that really helped me shine a light on the reality of my spending was becoming more earth conscious.Before I shifted my spending choices, I knew garbage was a huge global problem but I didn’t really connect it to my personal spending. It was more abstract. I knew about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. I knew the Great Barrier Reef was all but dead. I knew marine animals were getting stuck in plastic we dumped into the ocean. But I blamed large corporations, and heavy polluting industries, not my individual choices.For so long, I was ignoring this issue and I now feel guilty because I should have been taking more responsibility for my actions and how they contribute to this huge problem. continue reading »