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Forget buy-to-let property investing! I’d buy FTSE housebuilders instead

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Saturday, 27th June, 2020 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img tezcang has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Redrow and Rightmove. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Forget buy-to-let property investing! I’d buy FTSE housebuilders instead Many Britons seem to have a love affair with residential property. Investing in buy-to-let has become very popular over the past few decades. And strong price rises over time have made ‘property’ a frequent national news headline. If you own investment property, your fortunes will be tied to the ebb and flow of the housing market. It has been one of the sectors that has suffered since the 2016 Brexit vote. The Covid-19 lockdown and economic contraction also put a big pause on housing activity. Put differently, housebuilding is a cyclical boom-and-bust industry. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…As lockdown ends, there are signs that the housing market is likely to benefit from increased activity that may follow in the summer. Let’s take a closer look at how share investors can benefit.Buy-to-let property investing can be difficultWe live on an island, which by definition has limited space. Population growth means more demand for the same supply. Since there will always be a need for real estate, investors looking for passive income have traditionally considered owning property as a top choice.But becoming a landlord can easily turn into a full-time job when one has to mortgage, buy and manage several properties, collect rent, deal with estate agents as well as tenants, and maintain the property to a high standard.Since 2015, there have also been several changes to tax laws in the UK, making it more complicated and expensive to become a buy-to-let property landlord.Investors like property for rental returns, but it would be important to factor-in additional costs to the equation. They include estate agent management and letting fees, weeks or even months when the property is vacant, and maintenance costs.If you’re finding the prospect of investing in UK property difficult, many analysts would remind you that as part of a diversified portfolio, there is genuine merit in having exposure to property.So, could there be a better way for investors who may not have the time or the capital to build or maintain a real estate portfolio? Yes. Investors could easily buy top housebuilders and estate agents listed in the FTSE 100 or the FTSE 250 indexes.Which FTSE shares to researchOver the years, real estate has continually proven to be a solid investment. According to the most recent figures from the Office for National Statistics “UK average house prices increased by 2.1% over the year to March 2020“. Which property companies am I watching right now? If you’re interested in researching housebuilders, then Barratt Developments, Bellway, Berkeley Group, Countryside Properties, Crest Nicholson, Persimmon, Redrow, Taylor Wimpey and Vistry Group deserve to be on your radar.Are you also looking at real estate agents? Then you may want to do due diligence on Foxtons, Rightmove and Savills.Foolish takeaway on property investingThe UK property market is one of the most significant sectors of our economy. Property is a tangible asset that many people are familiar with. But that doesn’t necessarily make it a better investment than buying into FTSE shares of companies within the industry.2020 has witnessed a downturn in broader equity markets. Yet investor confidence is beginning to return both to the housing market and FTSE stocks. Market participants now have the opportunity to pick up some quality stocks that operate in the housing industry relatively cheaply. 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“Let’s Talk About It” Episode 12: Solutions for at-risk youth

first_img Join the conversation at “Let’s Talk About It With Rod Love and Co-Host Greg Jackson” this evening at 7 PM when special guests Benjamin Garcia and Dr. Randy Nelson talk about black males and at-risk youth.Benjamin GarciaGarcia is a personal injury attorney in Orlando. He graduated from Oak Ridge High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree and Juris Doctorate Degree from Florida A&M University.Garcia believes in being an active part of the communities he serves and helps those communities prosper, such as mentoring at-risk youth. Since 2013 he has been a part of a mentoring program called Situational R+Environmental Circumstances (SEC), which seeks to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of dependency, delinquency, and educational services through sound research and targeted mentoring services.In August of 2016, Garcia started a non-profit organization called Life Beyond Adversity, which seeks to alter the vision, process, and experiences of local urban youth. Ultimately the goals of both programs is to increase positive opportunities for youth. Garcia strongly believes that quality mentoring greatly enhances children’s chances for success.Dr. Randy NelsonNelson is a researcher and professor at Bethune-Cookman University. He is a nationally recognized law enforcement trainer in the area of community and law enforcement engagement techniques. *****Let’s Talk About It, with Rod Love and co-host Greg Jackson, now on its 12th episode, is an edgy new radio program that has a distinct “Apopka” tone to it despite airing in Winter Garden.Rod LoveHosts Rod Love and Greg Jackson are well-known figures in Apopka. Love is a local businessman and the co-chair of the Apopka Task Force against Violence. He is a consistent speaker at Apopka City Council meetings. Jackson is a local attorney, columnist for The Apopka Voice, and ran for the Florida Legislature in 2016 for District 45, which includes a part of Apopka. Now airing its third episode tonight, the co-hosts have shown a willingness to take on any issue their callers wish to discuss. Nothing is off the table.The show airs on WOKB 1680AM on Mondays from 7-8 PM. You may also stream it online here.Let’s Talk About It describes itself as a show in search of results-oriented solutions. It tackles important subjects such as crime in urban communities, jobs, business growth, relationship with the police, transitioning from a mom and pop proprietorship to mom and pop incorporation and a whole lot of other action initiatives that affect the quality of life of individuals and families are the major focus. Its goal is to develop an understanding of the everyday needs and issues of people and assist in empowering them with the necessary information or motivation towards addressing such needs, all with the support of professionals or experts who will be the show’s guests.Greg Jackson  Let’s Talk About It has an interactive style of information sharing that is both entertaining and educational.  It acts as a vehicle for civic and faith-based organizations, small businesses and everyday citizens to be able to work together to foster a progressive development of communities’ interactivity with one another.To join the conversation tonight, call Let’s Talk About It at 407-894-1680. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! TAGSGreg JacksonLet’s Talk About ItRod Love Previous articleLearning by giving: How today’s students can become tomorrow’s philanthropistsNext articleOrange County hosts Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom last_img read more


Suehiro Hous / ALTS Design Office

first_img Photographs Photographs:  via ALTS Design OfficeSave this picture!Courtesy of ALTS Design Office”A family should be able to live together closely and also have privacy.” Save this picture!Arrangement PlanThe site is located on an old street with low-rise housing on every side. The sturdy appearance of the exterior encloses a gently internal space and blends with its surroundings. Save this picture!Courtesy of ALTS Design OfficeFirst, we created a core area in each of the four corners of the space and put large eaves there. The core areas, which retain privacy, gradually connect to the other spaces and meet in an atrium in the center of the house. We did this in order to achieve both open and independent spaces. Save this picture!Courtesy of ALTS Design OfficeUpstairs, the space can be altered easily according to changes in the family’s lifestyle. In addition, the large eaves block the harsh summer sun and take in winter sunlight.Project gallerySee allShow lessMaison de la Batellerie / Jean-Baptiste Lacoudre ArchitectureSelected ProjectsRD House / VASHOSelected Projects Share Houses ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/475488/suehiro-hous-alts-design-office Clipboard Year:  Area:  146 m² Area:  146 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2014 CopyAbout this officeALTS Design OfficeOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesJapanPublished on February 12, 2014Cite: “Suehiro Hous / ALTS Design Office” 12 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Japan Projects Japan 2014 Year:  Suehiro Hous / ALTS Design Office “COPY” “COPY” Architects: ALTS Design Office Area Area of this architecture project Suehiro Hous / ALTS Design OfficeSave this projectSaveSuehiro Hous / ALTS Design Office Save this picture!Courtesy of ALTS Design Office+ 18 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/475488/suehiro-hous-alts-design-office Clipboardlast_img read more


Pillars added to Worth Hills give representation to one Greek council

first_imgReddIt Linkedin + posts Facebook Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Twitter CASA of Tarrant County advocates for children in foster care TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Previous articleHoroscope: Friday September 7, 2018Next articleSeptember brings new construction developments to campus Taylor Boser RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printTCU became the first university in the country to have pillars created to represent the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), which includes historically African-American Greek organizations.The first NPHC organization on TCU’s campus was Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity in 1971. Today, six of the nine organizations in NPHC are on campus: Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Delta Sigma Theta, and Sigma Gamma Rho.“We knew we wanted something on campus in the Greek village that represented not only us as an organization but our university,” said Kylah Bell, 2016 graduate who was a catalyst to getting the pillars on campus.In 2015, Bell, who is a Delta, petitioned the chancellor and asked to have black Greeks were represented in the new Greek Village. The cost was included in the Worth Hills Village project, according to Brooke Scogin, Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life.The NPHC pillars were revealed during “Hump Night” – Photo by Olivia WangEvan Konecky, Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life said the pillars are uniform with the fraternity and sorority houses and use the TCU color brick.There’s a pillar for each organization. It includes the group’s Greek letters, crest, open motto and founding date. The pillars are arranged in order of each organization’s founding date beginning with Alpha Phi Alpha in 1906.The pillars were revealed Aug. 29 during the council’s “Hump Night” event, which featured food, dancing and strolling.A ribbon cutting ceremony happened during the NPHC pillar reveal – Photo Olivia Wang“It’s just kind of surreal seeing your vision come to life, especially this is something that I did three years ago,” Bell said.Konecky said more than 400 people attended the event.“I’m so glad our students finally get something that they deserve and that they want,” Konecky said. “They are equals on this campus, and they have representation down in Worth Hills.”He hopes that this will bring the Greek community closer together, one person at a time.“If a big figure in an organization, like the Panhellenic president or IFC president, starts attending these events because they want to, hopefully that drives more people from other organizations out to that,” Konecky said. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Twitter Majority of faculty votes yes on DEI ballot Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Counseling available as TCU mourns a student’s death Taylor Boser Photo from TCU NPHC Twitter Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ I am a senior journalism major from the great city of Chicago. Watching E! News while eating a Chipotle burrito is my favorite pastime. Go Cowboys! ReddIt Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedinlast_img read more


Councilmember Kennedy to Lead Pasadena Community Meeting Wednesday

first_img Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Government Councilmember Kennedy to Lead Pasadena Community Meeting Wednesday Published on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | 2:06 pm Subscribe Pasadena City Councilmember John J. Kennedy will lead a community meeting Wednesday, May 25, to hear updates from the Pasadena Police Department about the spate of shooting incidents and other police-related matters. The meeting will also discuss updates about the Heritage Square project and the Robinson Park renovation project.Kennedy said the meeting will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Robinson Park Multipurpose Room and will be open to the public. The venue is located at 1081 N. Fair Oaks Avenue in Pasadena.“The Police Department will an opportunity to share as much as it needs to within the time given,” Kennedy said when asked about the police update portion that’s on the meeting’s agenda. “It’s only an hour and a half meeting, and we want to find out what the police is doing related to shootings that occurred, or solving crimes. The fact of the matter is that the overall crime has gone down, although we have an uptick of certain kinds of violence that has been unacceptable.”The Pasadena Police Department recently reported the overall crime statistics have gone down at least 15 percent.An update on the use of body cameras by Pasadena police officers will also be presented. Kennedy said an issue about storage space for the department’s body cameras has been resolved. Police Chief Phillip L. Sanchez is expected to report about that and other matters during the meeting.For more information about the meeting, call Jana West at (626) 744-4738 or send an email to [email protected] Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News HerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a commentlast_img read more


OC making final push for system upgrade

first_img Previous articleHIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: McCamey looks to duplicate success on the trackNext articleCOLLEGE BASKETBALL: UTPB advances in NCAA Tournament with win over Arkansas-Fort Smith admin Facebook OC making final push for system upgrade WhatsApp Twitter Average daily network traffic: 120 MB/s.Average daily peak traffic: 200 MB/s.This traffic varies by time of day, with a little before lunchtime and early to mid-evening most often seen as the peak, Director of Information Services Tom Glenn said in an email. There is also a surge in network usage certain times of the year such as around finals.OC can have upwards of 1,500 computers online at one time across campus while also supporting 1,200-plus simultaneous wi-fi users.Mb/s stands for megabits per second. It is a term used in network traffic. 200 mb/s would mean that the network is currently handling a load of 200 megabits per second. A bit is a very tiny piece of data and a megabit represents a million bits.“If you were to picture our network as a giant water pipe, then the mb/s would be like the water pressure,” Glenn wrote.Last year out network traffic totaled over 96 terabytes. To put that in perspective, 1 terabyte of data is the equivalent of about 17,000 hours of music playback. For the first time in more than three decades, Odessa College is upgrading its data system. Twitter Pinterest Facebook Local News WhatsApp Odessa High’s Jesus Montes (12) passes the ball in the first half of the Bronchos’ 2-1 loss to the Del Rio Rams, Tuesday night at Ratliff Stadium. Pinterest OC Information TechnologyAlthough the process has been ongoing for a while, the upgrade of Odessa College’s mainframe and data management system will be complete March 19 when students return from spring break.OC is closed from March 12 through March 16.While the upgrade is underway, services such as registration, payments for tuition and Sports Center memberships and course lookup will not be available. Director of Information Services Tom Glenn said the language the system was built on is old and outdated and not really used outside of a small bubble.“The project that we’ve been working on is migrating that entire system, which is pretty big. We’re talking 3.5 billion data records and taking all of that and moving that over to a new database system based on … SQL, which a lot of people have heard of because that’s kind of the standard,” Glenn said. “We’re in the process of moving that over.”Glenn said the project has been ongoing for four years.“The reason it’s been going on so long is it’s not just that 3.5 billion data items that I was talking about that have to be moved, but also over the last 30 years our department’s written between 2,000 and 3,000 custom programs to pull reporting, or data or things that we want to do. That’s going to improve things for students. … All of those programs in one way or another have either had to be rewritten, or some of the code in them has had to be modified so it will work with the SQL language.”Vice President of Information Technology Shawn Shreves said the project has been four and a half years in the making. The only differences users will see are cosmetic.“The big changes are in the underlying structure,” Shreves said. He added that the process has allowed the college to “clean house” program wise.He compared it to putting a new motor in a car.SQL, or Structured Query Language, is more of a universal database language, he said. He added that Glenn already knew it, so that was helpful.Shreves said the cost of the migration was around $50,000 and the college had to buy new servers and a couple of pieces of hardware to run the software, which also cost approximately $50,000.The existing server probably had about another year of life left in it, Shreves said. He added the big servers OC runs are good for about five or six years, but if they are retired, they can be repurposed or used by computer science students.Shreves said the college keeps its critical systems up to date to make sure they are reliable.“This is probably the largest upgrade that we’ve gone through in the last 20 years. That’s why it’s taken so long we’ve had some staffing changes,” Shreves said.Glenn previously worked in IT at Midland Independent School District and the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. He has a degree in history from UTPB, but got a job in information technology as a student worker and the vocation stuck.He arrived at Odessa College in 2016 as a systems analyst and became director of information services in November 2017.“There’s been so much about IT here that I’ve really valued since I’ve been here,” Glenn said. “What I’ve noticed is most IT departments tend to be very reactive, kind of that traditional IT role that people expect. It’s a service support-oriented type, so that when something breaks we’ll fix it. Otherwise, you don’t really hear from IT in traditional locations, whereas OC’s very different in that IT takes more of a progressive approach where we’re actually out there with departments seeing what they do so that we can give recommendations (and suggestions).”Getting out from behind his computer makes his job easier because it helps him remember why he’s at OC, which is to take care of students and work with departments.When IT fixes or upgrades something, Glenn said they want to be there to take care of it no matter what time it is. They also try to repair things when there are the least amount of people on the system.Usually IT personnel are around during breaks “We always have someone on call 24/7 and (during) breaks,” Glenn said.This spring break, IT will be on the job.“We have a very big all-hands kind of attitude, even across departments. If something’s going on in the network services group and they need extra hands and they call me, I will come up and work on that area, too, even though it’s not my normal area. We’re all on the same team, so (there’s) a big focus on doing everything we can to keep our services up as much as possible,” Glenn said.“With the college upgrade in particular, the system is actually going to be down for spring break so it’s finding a time where we can possibly have it down again where it’s going to have the least impact,” Glenn said. “It’s such a work-intensive environment when we’re doing that sort of thing so we want to do it when we’re not getting all the normal calls we get on a daily basis just from being open” and work undistracted on the project.The IT department also tries to communicate enough with users to let them know what’s going on with the system, but not overcommunicate.There also is a team atmosphere because of the programs and initiatives started by the administration. This allows communication across departments, so Glenn can call the registrar or director of student life and discuss ideas.“One of the things I try to communicate to all our other department directors anywhere on campus is that anything that involves serving our students I’m all in. … I want them to know we’re not the IT department that only comes and fixes something when it breaks a week after it broke. We’re here to make to make sure that you can take care of students, and if that means you need us to fix your computer then we’re going to do that as quick as we can,” Glenn said.It also means that if they have an innovative idea about how to display or present something, Glenn said he’ll help with that, as well.OC information technology fun facts By admin – March 10, 2018 last_img read more


AutoGrid and FLO | AddEnergie Technologies Provide Flexible Utility Management of Electric Vehicle Charging…

first_img Pinterest Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 Pinterest Facebook Local NewsBusiness REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & QUEBEC CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021– AutoGrid, the market leader in AI-powered flexibility management software for the energy industry, today announced technological compatibility with the FLO® and AddEnergie® group , a leading operator of the FLO electric vehicle (EV) charging network and provider of smart charging software and equipment, to provide AutoGrid Flex™ for utility management of smart charging endpoints. The collaboration elevates utilities’ capacity for the continuous measurement, monitoring and control of EV charging at scale. With AutoGrid Flex’s AI-based analytics and real-time operating data in place, utilities can obtain endpoint-level and network-wide visibility and intelligence on participating AddEnergie-manufactured smart charging stations deployed on the FLO network within their service territories. This provides the ability to manage loads for peak demand shaving, enhance the stability of EV charging loads, and improve grid reliability according to the overall impact of charging network activity. Transportation electrification is steadily accelerating as EVs are projected to account for 28% of global new car sales by 2030 and 58% by 2040. More utilities are recognizing and acting on the necessity of including EV charger data within the calculus of real-time load management and leveraging AI-enabled tools to enhance grid flexibility while enabling the influx of EVs onto the grid. AutoGrid Flex is being actively used for management of AddEnergie-operated residential EV charging infrastructure installed within a major West Coast utility’s service territory. The best practices and lessons derived from the work with this utility and other organizations in North America are being applied to a wider range of residential and commercial fleet use cases. “With the number of EVs on the road expected to skyrocket over the coming decades, management of vehicle charging is an imperative new area of Smart Grid proficiency for utilities at the distribution level,” said Frank Fata, Global Head, Utilities at FLO | AddEnergie. “In AutoGrid we’ve found a company with a deep understanding of what is required to integrate and leverage real-time edge intel gathered from smart FLO EV chargers. This datastream will empower utility operations to achieve greater reliability, visibility and operability of these dynamic endpoints which elevates both uptime and customer experience.” “This work with FLO | AddEnergie, an established player in EV charging, speaks to an increasingly important aspect of our mission to create a more flexible, responsive electrical grid,” said Paul Schinke, senior manager of customer success at AutoGrid. “Vehicle electrification will exert more influence on the overall shape of energy demand year after year. We are strengthening the foundation for successful management of these changes through these new ties to FLO | AddEnergie.” About AutoGrid: AutoGrid builds AI-powered software solutions that enable a smarter energy world. The company’s suite of flexibility management applications allows utilities, electricity retailers, renewable energy project developers and energy service providers to deliver clean, affordable and reliable energy by managing networked distributed energy resources (DERs) in real time, at scale through different value streams. AutoGrid’s flagship application, AutoGrid Flex, is ranked as the #1 Virtual Power Plant Platform in the world according to the global ranking published in 2020 by industry-leading research and analysis firm Guidehouse (formerly, Navigant Research). About FLO | AddEnergie AddEnergie is a leading North American charging network operator for electric vehicles and a major provider of smart charging software and equipment. Every month, AddEnergie charging stations and its FLO network enable approximately half a million charging events and the transfer of 5.5 GWh in electricity, thanks to over 35,000 high-quality stations deployed on public networks, commercial and residential installations. AddEnergie’s headquarters and network operations centre are based in Quebec City, and its assembly plant is located in Shawinigan (Quebec). The company also has an office in Montreal and regional teams located in Ontario, British Columbia, California, New York and Florida. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005335/en/ CONTACT: AutoGrid Leo Traub Antenna Group for AutoGrid Email:[email protected] | AddEnergie Sylvain Bouffard Email:[email protected] KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CANADA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ALTERNATIVE VEHICLES/FUELS TECHNOLOGY AUTOMOTIVE GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE UTILITIES SOFTWARE ALTERNATIVE ENERGY ENERGY DATA MANAGEMENT FLEET MANAGEMENT SOURCE: AutoGrid Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/28/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 01/28/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005335/en AutoGrid and FLO | AddEnergie Technologies Provide Flexible Utility Management of Electric Vehicle Charging Endpoints Across North Americacenter_img WhatsApp TAGS  Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleEcommerce’s Rising Tide? 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Hotels Federation Chairperson predicts a bumper 2011 for Donegal

first_imgNewsx Adverts Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal The arrival of the good weather, a later than usual Easter and a combination of a number of bank holidays have all contributed to a bumper kick off to the tourist season in County Donegal this year, according to the Irish Hotel Federation.The Donegal Chairman of the Federation Michael Naughton says he believes the excellent work that was done in 2010, with the Donegal Ad Campaign and the Donegal Live event in Dublin will pay dividends in 2011.He says with Donegal Live happening in Glasgow this weekend and in Dublin in late May, the omens for the coming season are good………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/naught1pm.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By News Highland – April 28, 2011 Hotels Federation Chairperson predicts a bumper 2011 for Donegal WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebookcenter_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Facebook Google+ Previous articleMc Brearty says warm weather is worsening sewage problem in St JohnstonNext articleCllr Jimmy Harte well placed to take Seanad seat News Highland last_img read more


Creeslough man vows to fight to save businesses and jobs

first_imgNews Creeslough man vows to fight to save businesses and jobs By News Highland – March 1, 2013 A Creeslough man, who has 100 days to save his businesses, says multi nationals are forcing many village businesses to close.Danny Lafferty owns a pub, shop and filling station in Creeslough which are now in examinership – up to 40 jobs are under threat as a result.Mr Lafferty says that while he welcomes competition, businesses in small villages are being forced to close as they simply can’t compete:Speaking on the Shaun Doherty Show this morning, Mr Lafferty said he will do all he can to save his businesses in Creeslough and the jobs they provide:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/dlaff.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+center_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Twitter Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleDonegal Gardai tell Commisioner of concerns over pay and equipmentNext articleÚdarás na Gaeltachta Board meeting approves significant funding News Highland last_img read more


Condo at 111 West 57th Street tops Manhattan luxury contracts

first_imgFull Name* Message* Email Address* Tagscondo marketdonna olshanNYC luxury real estate The contract for the 53rd-floor unit was one of 16 signed last week for Manhattan properties asking above $4 million. (111w57) A deal for a 53rd-floor unit at JDS Development’s 111 West 57th Street condo topped last week’s list of Manhattan luxury contracts.The Billionaires’ Row buyers are a married pair of real estate developers who already own a pied-à-terre in New York City and wanted to upgrade, according to the latest market report from Olshan Realty.The couple flew into New York from Aspen and toured properties for two days, said Sotheby’s International Realty broker Benjamin Pofcher, who represented the couple with Nikki Field. The 4,183-square-foot condo, last asking $26.5 million, has three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms and views of Central Park.“They sensed the timing was right to get a deal and they got one,” Pofcher told Olshan.The contract was one of 16 signed last week for Manhattan properties asking above $4 million, a drop from 27 the week prior.“I just feel that this is going to be a spotty market,” Olshan said. “You’re going to have some good weeks, you’re going to have some bad weeks, you’re going to have some mediocre weeks — and we will not have a trend line until we can get past this [pandemic].”Of the 16 deals last week, seven were for properties asking more than $10 million, the report said — the most in that price bracket since the first week of March.“I think that is underscoring the fact that the very rich have gotten much richer during this pandemic period,” Olshan said. “All the economic data bears that point out.”The second-priciest deal last week was unit 27 at 50 Central Park South, which was asking $24.5 million — down from $39.5 million when it was listed about two years ago.The 6,829-square-foot, full-floor unit is owned by film producer Sidney Kimmel, who made his fortune in apparel. It features two bedrooms and three terraces.“Most people felt they would gut the entire apartment,” said Douglas Elliman broker Steve Cohen, who represented the seller. “I think we had the right buyer and I communicated with enough brokers to know there was a deal to be had here.”Kimmel, a 93-year-old billionaire whose movies include “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Moneyball,” and his wife Caroline, bought the home for about $29 million in 2001, she told the Wall Street Journal two years ago.Contact Sylvia Varnham O’Regan Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlinklast_img read more