Towering industry figure Peter Bolton King retires from RICS into consultancy role

first_imgHome » News » Associations & Bodies » Towering industry figure Peter Bolton King retires from RICS into consultancy role previous nextAssociations & BodiesTowering industry figure Peter Bolton King retires from RICS into consultancy roleFormer estate agent who led NAEA and residential arm of RICS both for ten years says he is looking forward to ‘interesting times’ ahead.Nigel Lewis21st September 202001,691 Views Long-standing senior member of the industry Peter Bolton King has announced his retirement from RICS over the weekend, revealing that he will continue working as a freelance trainer and consultant.“Calls are already coming in so interesting times ahead,” he says. “Thank you to all RICS colleagues for your support over the years.”Bolton King joined RICS in 2012 as its Global Residential Director much to the surprise of many – as he had previously worked for ten years at what is now Propertymark as the Chief Executive of NAEA.  Then as now it was a key rival of RICS.His job entailed being RICS’ global property standards director and later its global director of professionalism and ethics.During this time he was heavily involved in the International Ethics Standards Coalition which he helped to establish in 2016.AuctioneerBolton King started his career in 1973 at Warwickshire auctioneers Locke & England before joining Black Horse Agencies (later Bradford & Bingley Properties) in 1987 rising to be a regional director.Bolton King was then picked to be Group Chief Executive of NAEA when it was part of NFOPP, the predecessor of Propertymark, in part due to his mega-watt personality.This, as anyone who has seen him speak at The Negotiator Conference, is able to keep the rapt attention of any audience. Watch him talking back in  2015 to  Vannesa Warwick at Property Tribes.But it was his diplomatic, back-room skills that helped him mould NAEA and NFOPP into what would one day be Propertymark by bringing a range of different organisations with different management teams and approaches under one roof.Propetymark nfopp peter bolton king NAEA September 21, 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 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


first_imgThe St. Dominic Academy Cross Country team gathers following another solid outing at a recent meet at Greystone Park in Morris Plains. The team includes Bayonne Grammar school graduates, Sasha Magda, Avery Sullivan, Kayla Sullivan, Caroline O’Donnell, Suhayla Johnson, Alexandra Taveras and Olivia Aidukas. In the front row are Sasha Magda, Avery Sullivan, Isabel DeBari, Janise Ramos, Kayla Sullivan, Maya Barnes and Amanda DeJesus. In the back row are Jessica Wisowaty, Caroline O’Donnell, Nicolette Racz , Suhayla Johnson, Andrea Tlacuilo, Alexandra Taveras, Megan Van Alstyne, Gabriella Playa, Melani Bethel and Olivia Aidukas. The team, the perennial Jersey City Champions, will be competing at the Disney Cross Country race on October 6. ×last_img

News story: Fly-tipping: New financial penalties in government fight against waste crime

first_imgNew financial penalties have come into force to crack down on fly-tipping. The majority of householders already dispose of their waste responsibly, however from today (7 January) any householder who fails to pass their waste to a licensed carrier, and whose waste is found fly-tipped, could face penalties of up to £400.The government has also issued guidance to ensure councils use these new powers proportionately, which makes clear penalties should not be used as a means of raising money and should not be issued for minor breaches.Potential fly-tipping by rogue operators, and the risk of a penalty, can be simply avoided by using certified waste carriers. Householders can search for registered waste carriers quickly and easily on the Environment Agency’s website.Latest figures show the government’s crackdown on fly-tippers is delivering results, with no increase in the number of incidents for the first time in five years for the 2017/18 year.To tackle the potential over-zealous enforcement on households, in 2015 the government removed criminal penalties for breaches of household bin requirements in favour of a new civil penalty system.Councils were urged to use letters or notices on bins to remind people of appropriate practices. This measured and balanced approach, set out in further guidance, continues to allow councils to focus their efforts on the small minority who cause genuine harm to the local environment through irresponsible behaviour.The guidance for councils on issuing the fixed penalty notices will continue to ensure they strike the right balance. This guidance also says that local authorities should consider whether the householder is a vulnerable person, for instance due to age related ill-health or a mental or physical disability.We have also committed to clarifying charging arrangements for waste disposal in relation to small scale DIY construction activities carried out by ordinary householders, which the government has made clear should not be charged for at Household Waste Recycling Centres.Further information: We support local partners through the National Fly-Tipping Prevention Group (NFTPG) which has published a series of fly-tipping prevention guides for householders, businesses and landowners, outlining best practice for the prevention, reporting, investigation and clearance of fly-tipping. 88% of councils agreed a new fixed penalty notice would help tackle fly-tipping. We have already given councils the powers to hand out on-the-spot fines to fly-tippers, and made it easier for vehicles suspected of being used for fly-tipping to be stopped, searched and seized. Last year councils issued 69,000 on-the-spot penalties for fly-tipping offences.last_img read more

Roy Orbison’s Been Dead For 30 Years, But He’s Heading Out On Tour As A Hologram

first_imgToday, the estate of Roy Orbison announced that the beloved singer/songwriter will mount an extensive North American tour this year. “Wait,” you might ask, “You mean the Roy Orbison that’s been dead for like 30 years?” Yes, that Roy Orbison—in hologram form. Dubbed In Dreams: Roy Orbison in Concert — The Hologram Tour, the run will pair a holographic likeness of Orbison with “newly recorded, never-before-heard, digitally remastered arrangements of his classics” for a tech-assisted audiovisual trip down memory lane.The new 28-date North American tour follows the premiere of the BASE Hologram-crafted digital Orbison this past spring in Europe. The Roy Orbison hologram run will begin on October 1st at Oakland, CA’s Fox Theatre and make its way across the country before finishing out with a run of shows in Florida from November 16th–19th. The estate-sanctioned hologram show will also mount the first-ever hologram residency at Branson, Missouri’s Andy Williams Moon River Theatre in 2019.The issue of musicians’ estates producing holographic performances by dead artists has been debated for several years now—at least since the time a Tupac hologram popped up at Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg‘s 2012 Coachella set and caused everyone to lose their collective shit. Since then, the idea of resurrecting dead icons for holographic performance has been a strange-but-real new space in live music production.This new development has been met with understandably uneven feedback. Some artists and artist estates seem to be jumping at the idea of the simulated performances. The Zappa Family Trust, for example, is in the process of producing a Frank Zappa hologram tour right now, with dates reportedly to be announced for late this year. Not everyone was happy with that decision, but it’s surely interesting enough to sell tickets to thousands of curious fans.Ahead of this year’s Super Bowl, drama arose surrounding the reported plan to use a Prince hologram during Justin Timberlake‘s Halftime Show, with many disgruntled fans pointing to an old interview in which Prince had called the concept of hologram jams with dead artists “demonic.” Justin didn’t end up using a Prince hologram, but rather a large projection (who knows whether that was always the plan or not?). The tribute garnered a lukewarm reception. While it was surely sincere and heartfelt, even Timberlake himself seemed unsure what Prince would have thought of it in a post-game interview with Jimmy Fallon.The whole incident further highlighted the precarious nature of the new hologram trend. Sure, it’s a cool concept, but is it right to communicate through the body and voice of an artistic icon if it’s not really their mind in control? Does that really matter? The hologram issue will likely remain a heated debate among music lovers for as long as it stays relevant—or at least until we’re all replaced by holograms and uploaded to the Cloud…or whatever.Until then, you can go watch the Roy Orbison hologram get its Princess Leia on this fall, or spend that time arguing with your friends about why you refuse to buy into the holo-hype. See a full list of dates below. For more info, or to grab tickets, head hereIn Dreams: Roy Orbison in Concert – The Hologram Tour 2018October 1 – Oakland, CA @ Fox TheatreOctober 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern TheaterOctober 6 – San Jose, CA @ City National CivicOctober 9 – Edmonton, AB @ Northern Alberta Jubilee AuditoriumOctober 10 – Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee AuditoriumOctober 13 – Grand Forks, ND @ Chester Fritz AuditoriumOctober 16 – Denver, CO @ Paramount TheatreOctober 18 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst TheatreOctober 20 – Detroit, MI @ Fox TheatreOctober 21 – Waukegan, IL @ Genesee TheatreOctober 23 – Memphis, TN @ Orpheum TheatreOctober 24 – Dallas, TX @ Majestic TheatreOctober 26 – Houston, TX @ Smart Financial CentreOctober 27 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon TheatreOctober 30 – Washington DC @ MGM National HarborNovember 1 – Englewood, NJ @ Bergen PACNovember 2 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie TheatreNovember 7 – Orono, ME @ Collins Center for the ArtsNovember 8 – Lynn, MA @ Lynn AuditoriumNovember 9 – Bensalem, PA @ Xcite Center @ Parx CasinoNovember 10 – Brookville, NY @ Tilles Center For The Performing ArtsNovember 12 – Morristown, NJ @ Mayo Performing CenterNovember 14 – Greenville, SC @ Peace Concert HallNovember 15 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox TheatreNovember 16 – Orlando, FL @ Walt Disney TheatreNovember 17 – Fort Myers, FL @ Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts HallNovember 18 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Parker PlayhouseNovember 19 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd HallView All Tour Dates[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

Janet Yellen wins Senate approval as treasury secretary

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen has been confirmed as President Joe Biden’s treasury secretary in an overwhelming Senate vote. She is the first woman to hold the job in the 232-year history of the department. Yellen is a former chairwoman of the Federal Reserve and is expected to play a key role in gaining congressional approval of Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. The plan is running into stiff opposition from Republicans who believe the price tag is far too high. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says the support for Yellen reflects “just how well suited she is to manage the economic challenges of our time.”last_img

The State Inspectorate has been taking over the tourist inspection since April

first_imgThus, from April 1, the State Inspectorate will take over inspection supervision from the competence of the tourist inspection of the Ministry of Tourism, inspection supervision of unregistered catering activities, provision of catering services and tourism services from the competence of the Ministry of Finance and Customs Administration, sanitary inspection of the Ministry of Health. these two laws in order to harmonize with the provisions of the Law on the State Inspectorate. Today, the 143rd session of the Government adopted amendments to two tourism laws – on the hospitality industry and on the provision of services in tourism, which regulate that the State Inspectorate will take over the tasks of tourism inspection from the beginning of April. The proposed amendments to the Law on the Provision of Services in Tourism and the Law on the Catering Activity were sent by the Government to the urgent parliamentary procedure.last_img read more

Development projects propel DevSecs profits

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Charlie Nicholas warns Arsenal boss Unai Emery he needs to sign two centre-backs immediately

first_imgSokratis and Koscielny are starters under Emery (Picture: Getty)‘Immediately two centre-backs. They need a bit of pace, they’ve never really had the pace.‘The guy who had pace was (Laurent) Koscielny, but he kind of lost his pace two, three seasons ago under Arsene Wenger.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It was through the injuries, it wasn’t the lad’s fault, but it was the reality of the injuries has caught up with him.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Arsenal have had a bid for Tierney turned down (Picture: Getty)‘Then after that we had to go round about the houses to accept that (Shkodran) Mustafi didn’t fit in. Sokratis, in my opinion, is a strong defender, but he plays solo.‘And Arsenal under Unai Emery have to be a unit, they have to get the defensive structure right.‘(Nacho) Monreal has actually done okay for Arsenal considering what his limitations were. Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Saliba (Picture: Getty)‘He was a left-back, he was never a centre-back but he had to play there.‘That always told me the reality was that Arsenal’s big, big problems is centre-backs and they need two centre-backs in my opinion.‘A left-back like (Kieran) Tierney would be absolutely welcome, (Hector) Bellerin is probably still a bit away from fitness, we don’t have enough cover in there.’MORE: AC Milan to offer two players in swap for Lucas Torreira as Arsenal identify replacementMore: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Coral BarryWednesday 26 Jun 2019 10:37 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link201Shares Emery is planning to sign one centre-back this summer (Picture: Getty)Charlie Nicholas believes Arsenal are in desperate need of new defenders and has urged Unai Emery to sign two centre-backs immediately.Arsenal are in talks to sign Ligue 1 centre-back William Saliba and are chasing Celtic full-back Kieran Tierney.Unai Emery wants to bring in a centre-back, but Nicholas warned Emery he needs more than one.‘Two centre-backs, immediately,’ Nicholas told the Transfer Talk podcast.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Charlie Nicholas warns Arsenal boss Unai Emery he needs to sign two centre-backs immediately Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces New Loan Approvals to Help Small Businesses Expand and Create Jobs

first_img February 06, 2019 Economy,  Government That Works,  Infrastructure,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) for projects in three counties that will support property acquisition, construction, and purchase of equipment that businesses need to expand.“Providing businesses with access to capital is crucial in our goal to create the jobs that will move Pennsylvania’s economy forward,” Governor Wolf said. “The projects approved today are examples of our administration’s commitment to nurturing our commonwealth’s business climate and creating an environment in which companies can grow.”In 2018, PIDA approved more than $84 million in low-interest loans that resulted in $119,561,991 in private investment and supported the creation and retention of 4,316 full-time jobs. This month, PIDA approved a total of $5.2 million in low-interest loans to projects in three counties.The following three loans were approved:Bucks CountyBlue Bus Holdings, LLC, a real estate company, was approved for a $2 million, 10-year loan at a 3.75 percent rate through the Bucks County Economic Development Corporation for the construction of a new 60,000-square-foot, multi-occupancy building in New Britain Township.Franklin CountyJamison B.M.P., LLC, a cold storage door manufacturer, was approved for a $1.8 million, 10-year loan at a 2.75 percent rate with a 5-year reset through the Franklin County Area Development Corporation for the purchase of a newly-constructed 50,625-square-foot building in Washington Township. By acquiring the building, the company will be able to expand its door production and incorporate a showroom and training center for its employees. The project is expected to create 36 full-time jobs in the next three years.Luzerne CountyAmerican Paper Bag, LLC, a manufacturer of paper shopping bags and mailers, was approved for a $1.4 million, 10-year loan at a 3.75 percent rate for the purchase of machinery and equipment to be installed and utilized at the company’s manufacturing facility. The equipment includes two bag production machines and one flex printer. The new equipment will enable a new printing process so the company to offer its clients a unique variety of bag shapes and sizes with printing options on the exterior and interior of the bags. The project is expected to create 38 full-time jobs in three years.PIDA is an independent authority staffed and regulated through the Department of Community and Economic Development. The authority provides capital for building acquisition, construction and renovation work, machinery, and equipment loans along with working capital lines of credit, primarily for manufacturers, industrial developers, research and development firms, agricultural processors, and employers looking to establish national or regional headquarters in Pennsylvania.For more information about the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority and other DCED initiatives, visit Governor Wolf Announces New Loan Approvals to Help Small Businesses Expand and Create Jobscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

My father was a sperm donor. Here’s why I hate my conception

first_imgLifeSite News 4 January 2018Family First Comment: This is the perspective that isn’t being told – or listened to! “I’m the child of a stranger, who altruistically sold me, his biological daughter, to a family he would never meet.  He signed away his rights to be a father to me, and my parents gladly bought the gift that would give them a child.  They were ecstatically happy when my mother became pregnant, but no one considered how I would feel about the transaction that took place, how I would feel about having no right to a relationship with my biological father, no access to my paternal family, not even medical information. Now it is my turn to speak.  I hate my conception.”My biological father sold his sperm when he was in medical school.  He was told what a wonderful, altruistic act he was doing, and praised for being so generous to a poor, infertile family.  He was also promised anonymity.  My parents bought that sperm and a doctor used it to inseminate my mother.  I’m the child of a stranger, who altruistically sold me, his biological daughter, to a family he would never meet.  He signed away his rights to be a father to me, and my parents gladly bought the gift that would give them a child.  They were ecstatically happy when my mother became pregnant, but no one considered how I would feel about the transaction that took place, how I would feel about having no right to a relationship with my biological father, no access to my paternal family, not even medical information.  Now it is my turn to speak.  I hate my conception.How can anyone sell a person?  Sure, at that point it was just sperm, but it was sperm being sold with the intention of becoming a child.  Why is it legal for a doctor to allow a child to be created with the purpose of being cut off from biological family to make the recipient parents happy?  The process commodifies real human beings.I’ve been involved in the state foster care system for about two decades, a system which encourages keeping families together and tries to support keeping children with their blood relatives unless there is a severe safety issue.  Children thrive best with their biological families, even when those families need extra help, something our government recognizes within the foster system.  Unfortunately, I was born as the result of a profit-driven medical clinic selling parental rights without regard for what is best for the end product, the child produced.There aren’t any laws or even suggested best practices for my situation.  Anonymous arrangements sell best, are least complicated, so here I am, the daughter of my mother and a stranger she hoped never to meet, being raised by a man who had enough money to purchase my existence.  My birth certificate is false, listing the father who raised me, a man I’m not related to, not giving any indication that there was another party involved in my conception.  It would have been completely legal for the parents who raised me never to tell me the truth, to lie to me about my origins and allow me to believe that I had accurate family medical history.We, the donor conceived, are being denied some pretty basic human rights.  We are commodified, existing only because our biological parent was willing to sell genetic material in order to make someone else a parent.  We aren’t given access to information about who our biological parent is, with clinics protecting the anonymity of their donors over the rights of the children produced.  We are at the mercy of the adults who created us as to whether they even tell us that we aren’t biologically related to them.  We are denied medical family histories, histories that might one day save our lives, as well as genealogical histories that would help us piece together our identities.  We live in a time when it is possible to track down our missing families, if we know they are missing, but when donors have been promised anonymity our contact may not be welcome.  It seems incredibly irresponsible on the part of the fertility industry to give any illusions to donors in this day and age that they might be able to maintain anonymity, perhaps even dishonest.Donor conception has caused this donor conceived person enough grief that I actively speak out against any donor conception to friends considering this route as a way to solve their own infertility grief.  It doesn’t resolve the grief, but rather passes that pain on to the next generation by denying them access to their missing biological family.  I would encourage people not to use any donor conception, but rather to open homes to parent the hundreds of children waiting in the foster system whose parental rights have been terminated or to find other ways to navigate through infertility grief.If donor conception must be allowed to continue to give parents the children they desire, then anonymous donation should be more carefully scrutinized and seen for the illusion that it is.  There is no more anonymity with commercial DNA testing, and it should not be offered as an option either for donors or recipient parents.  I can imagine it is only a matter of time before that matter ends up in a courtroom when someone like me finds a biological parent who was told they would never be found.  There should be no states with laws allowing anonymous donors when the donors can be found.Furthermore, anonymity causes pain and identity confusion for the children produced.  Medical records on the donors should be kept current and easily available for the lifetime of the child produced.  Finally, birth certificates should be updated to keep up with reproductive technology.  There should be space for both legal and biological parents on birth certificates, in order to be accurate and to allow donor conceived people to know their true origins.  Australia, a country which is miles ahead of the US when it comes to rights of the donor conceived, provides a birth certificate with an asterisk, and the asterisk indicates that an addendum is on file, containing the full name of any donors involved in a person’s conception.READ MORE: up with family issues in NZ. 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