Gas pipeline explosion kills two people in Gujarat, India

first_imgThe accident took place at Panchvati society in Kalol town, in Gandhinagar district, where the pipelines of ONGC and Gujarat Gas pass through Gas pipeline exploded in Gujarat. (Credit: David Mark from Pixabay.) A gas pipeline that exploded in the Indian state of Gujarat yesterday morning, killed two people, injured one and destroyed houses.The accident took place at Panchvati society in Kalol town, in Gandhinagar district, where the pipelines of Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) and Gujarat Gas pass through.As per the residents in the area, the blast occurred around 7.30 am and has completely destroyed two double-storey houses.Gandhinagar Range IG of police Abhay Chudasama told ANI: “Primarily, it appears that two houses collapsed after a pipeline exploded due to gas leakage; experts are verifying it.”Operator of the exploded gas pipeline is  yet to be knownThe owner of the pipeline is not clearly known, as the state-run ONGC denied media reports stating it was the operator.Also, the local oil and gas company Sabarmati Gas, which is partly-owned by Bharat Petroleum, said it is not involved.Gandhinagar Collector Kuldeep Arya was quoted by Reuters as saying: “We still don’t know the cause of the blast. There is an old ONGC pipeline in the area but it has been unused since 2015.”last_img read more

BidX1 auction raises £880,000 for ex-police house

first_imgHome » News » Auctions news » BidX1 auction raises £880,000 for ex-police house previous nextAuctions newsBidX1 auction raises £880,000 for ex-police houseThe Negotiator16th July 20190468 Views The BidX1 UK team achieved an 82 per cent sale success rate at its June auction, with over 1,300 bids placed on a portfolio of residential and commercial properties across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The catalogue was viewed from 74 different countries including France, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the USA with over 45,000 views from the United Kingdom alone.The online property sale had a high rate of bidding, with eight of the assets listed each receiving over 100 bids. In particular, one freehold house in Finchley, for sale on behalf of The Met Police, received 199 bids and sold for £880,000 – achieving £215,000 over the guide price.BidX1 is now accepting entries for our next residential and commercial digital property sale on Wednesday 24th July.ex-police house auction auctioneers BidX1 finchley July 16, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’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

Sweeteners persuade 500 joining agents to pay for OTM despite Covid

first_imgHome » News » Marketing » Sweeteners persuade 500 joining agents to pay for OTM despite Covid previous nextMarketingSweeteners persuade 500 joining agents to pay for OTM despite CovidDeal launched in April gives joining agents who pay to list up to £2,500 of OTM shares per branch depending on how many other portals they list with.Nigel Lewis2nd July 20200894 Views 500 estate agents have been added to OnTheMarket (OTM) since the portal launched its enhanced sweetener deal for new joiners who choose to pay to list on the site.Agents have been given £1,000 of OTM shares per branch on its standard deal with variable amounts of extra shares depending on how many other portals they choose to list with.But agents are given £2,500 of shares if they commit to list exclusively with OTM for at least 12 months.More than 60% of these agents are currently contracted to either list exclusively or on a one other portal basis of either Rightmove or Zoopla, OTM says.Also, the agents on these latest deals are not paying any fees until September 1st when, it is hoped, the Covid crisis will have finally blown over.“I am delighted to see agents commit to OnTheMarket through our most recent contract offers and to have achieved this level of recruitment against the challenging backdrop of COVID-19,” says Clive Beattie, Acting Chief Executive Officer of OnTheMarket.“This latest group are joining the thousands of existing estate and letting agents who are collectively the portal’s largest shareholder.”The portal has highlighted two of the 500 agents, Bishops Estates in Oprington, Kent and MT Property Consultancy in York.The former has dropped Zoopla but kept Rightmove while the latter was already only listing with Rightmove.OTM also says it enjoyed a record month during June for leads, sending 1.8 million or an average of 134 per advertiser. clive beattie OnTheMarket OTM July 2, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Lloyds-backed estate agency group tools up be next ‘industry powerhouse’

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Lloyds-backed estate agency group tools up be next ‘industry powerhouse’ previous nextAgencies & PeopleLloyds-backed estate agency group tools up be next ‘industry powerhouse’Lomond Capital says it recent merger with Linley & Simpson, fresh cash to fund acquisitions and new hires will see it expand fast this year.Nigel Lewis19th April 20210477 Views A recently-created ‘property powerhouse’ built from the joint businesses of investment firm Lomond Capital and estate agency Linley & Simpson says it is planning big expansion push this year.Both firms have been on the acquisition trail recently and the new group, which is shaping up to be the industry’s next corporate name, now includes regional brands in Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds, Hull, Sheffield, Birmingham and Brighton.These include Thornley Groves, Brand Vaughan, John Shepherd, Stonehouse and Braemore which combined have a letting portfolio of over 23,0000 properties under management.Will Linley (pictured above), the former CEO of Yorkshire-based estate agency Linley & Simpson and now Group Managing Director of the Lomond Group, says: “We are delighted with progress on acquisitions during the first quarter and envisage this level of activity being at least maintained if not exceeded over the balance of the year.“We have seen significant interest from agents keen to join our rapidly increasing network of good quality regional agencies.”The recently consolidated venture is backed with cash from Lloyds Bank’s venture capital arm, the bank’s second foray into the estate agency sector.In 1982 Lloyds went on an extraordinary buying spree hoovering up agencies across the UK, selling the business in 1998 to Bradford & Bingley, which went on to become Countrywide.This process could soon be repeated, as Linley says he is actively pursuing a number of other acquisitions, and has put together a new acquisitions team headed up by former LSL acquisitions chief Lucy Noonan.“She is the first of a number of appointments that will be joining us over the next two months, as we build the team to support our growing network of quality regional lettings and estate agencies,” says Linley.Lucy Noonan Lloyds Bank Lomond Capital Linley & Sampson Countrywide April 19, 2021Nigel 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

Canada’s Kim Farlinger and Ibalius 2nd in Rising Star Classic

first_img SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* Horse Sport Enews More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. Germany’s Wilhelm Genn closed out the 2021 $5,000 1.30M Rising Star Classic series with a win aboard the scopey Van Gogh in the The Ridge at Wellington Turf Tour Finale which runs March 24 – 26, 2021.As his namesake once painted stars in the night sky, Van Gogh’s massive stride and brilliant bascule painted his course over the jumps and resulted in a blazingly fast second round clear to secure the pair their second win of the season in the class. Friday’s competition at Polo West will mark the final day of the 2021 Turf Tour and will include an end of season competitor’s party catered by RV Advisors of Broward County.Genn and Van Gogh were the final combination to tackle the course designed by Leopoldo Palacios. The track, which began with a vertical rollback to an oxer, also featured a number of one and two strides, bending line oxer to verticals, and a triple combination oxer-vertical-vertical to close out the first round. Catherine Pasmore and Nestor were the first double clear, setting the standard at 34.282 seconds in the jump-off. Kim Farlinger was the next to top the leaderboard, piloting Ibalius SMH to a final time of 32.533. The Genns then swept in late in the afternoon to post numerous double clear efforts, with student Natalie Thornell aboard Snow White finishing in 34.210 seconds to end fourth. Ryan Genn and Coco Chanel M jumped to third in 32.842, and Wilhelm Genn and Van Gogh split the second close to its origin on 32.082, leaving Farlinger and Ibalius SMH in second.“It was a good day, I didn’t fall off and the horse jumped really well,” said Wilhelm Genn. “The Turf Tour reminds me of showing in Europe when I was younger, its a great experience and so nice to get the horses out on the grass at different venues. Our barn and students really enjoy this event during our time in Wellington.”The 2021 Wellington Turf Tour features 13-weeks of jumper competition at all heights and prize money classes including weekly $15,000 1.40M Grand Prix, $5,000 1.30M Rising Star Classics, and $3,000 1.30M Speed Stake, all held at beautiful venues in Wellington.Complete results here. Tags: Kim Farlinger, show jumping, Wilhelm Genn, Van Gogh, Turf Tour, Ibalius SMH, 1.30M Rising Star Classic, We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding.last_img read more

“Galle Dialogue” to Pave Way for Stability, Maritime Security in Indian Ocean

first_img View post tag: Navy The International Maritime Security Conference, “Galle Dialogue 2011”, organized by the Sri Lanka Navy under the aegis of Ministry of Defence, got underway in the port city of Galle today (14th November 2011).Ten (10) papers are scheduled to be presented to an audience of 38 foreign delegates from 18 countries and 130 local delegates at the two-day dialogue held under the theme, “Challenges and Strategic Cooperation for Indian Ocean Maritime Concerns”.Secretary of Defence Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa delivered the keynote address and Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake made the welcome address.Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Prof. G.L. Peiris, Commander of the Sri Lanka Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya and Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrema also graced the inaugural session.Secretary of Defence in his keynote address stated that the stability and maritime security of the Indian Ocean is important in the global context because of enormous reserves of oil, natural gas, minerals and a wealth of biological resources it possesses. In this context, he said, the lack of a coordinated international effort to uphold maritime security not only affects ocean-going vessels, but also the national security of coastal nations. Hence, the cooperation of maritime powers in sharing intelligence and enhancing maritime domain awareness and interoperability is vital, he emphasised. Providing assistance to improve the resources and capabilities of less advanced naval powers, he added, will enhance overall maritime security. He expressed his confidence that the Galle Dialogue will serve its purpose in facilitating and enhancing much needed Strategic Cooperation in the Indian Ocean region.Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy in his address, warmly welcomed all the distinguished delegates who made their valuable presence recognizing the importance of the Galle Dialogue initiative, which Sri Lanka offered as a nation, to the world after defeating three decades of brutal terrorism.  The lessons we learnt in a hard way, the strategies and policies we adopted in defeating the asymmetric maritime threat we faced, and the changing global environment, he went on to state, contributed to this effort.The Commander further stated that our quest is to keep this maritime conference an annual event with gradual expansion of participation to all regional and extra-regional countries.  Therefore, he earnestly requested the foreign friends, who were present, to map the Galle Dialogue in their respective annual ‘charts’ to make a stop-over every year in order to trade knowledge, ideas and experience towards enhancing cooperation and achieving our common aim.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , November 15, 2011; Image: navy Training & Education View post tag: Maritime “Galle Dialogue” to Pave Way for Stability, Maritime Security in Indian Ocean View post tag: Dialogue November 15, 2011 View post tag: way View post tag: Indian Back to overview,Home naval-today “Galle Dialogue” to Pave Way for Stability, Maritime Security in Indian Ocean center_img View post tag: ocean View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Security View post tag: Stability View post tag: Pave View post tag: Galle View post tag: Naval Share this articlelast_img read more

Amphibious Dock Landing Ship USS Germantown Builds Relationship with Thai School

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Amphibious View post tag: with View post tag: Relationship View post tag: school View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: Dock View post tag: Navy February 28, 2012 View post tag: USScenter_img View post tag: Landing View post tag: builds Amphibious Dock Landing Ship USS Germantown Builds Relationship with Thai School View post tag: Germantown View post tag: ship View post tag: Thai Training & Education Sailors assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) participated in a community service (COMSERV) project at a local school, Feb. 23, during a scheduled port visit to Laem Chabang.Twenty Sailors visited Ban Ronghip School to interact with local children and deliver school supplies and sporting goods such as soccer balls, volleyballs, and badminton equipment.Germantown Chaplain Lt. j.g. Robert Hecox said the project was a great way for Sailors to lend a helping hand, meet locals, and experience the culture.“In a big way, our COMSERV helped communicate to the Thai people of this area our commitment to their recovery after the flooding that happened last year,” said Hecox. “7th Fleet had committed that we would be back to give help and give resources, and this is just one element of keeping that promise.”The Sailors who participated in the event read books, played soccer, volleyball, and played singing games like “Ring Around the Rosie,” and “London Bridge is Falling Down.”The Thai children and the Sailors equally shared in the enjoyment of the visit. Quartermaster Seaman Aldannuvia Domiguez left no doubt as to whether she would participate in another community service project.“My personal experience at the COMSERV was just breathtaking,” said Dominguez. “I absolutely loved it.”Dominguez worked at a children’s hospital before joining the Navy, and the COMSERV reminded her of being home.“To be able to bring joy to somebody just makes me feel really good, and when you do it purely and from the heart, they see it ten times more,” said Dominguez.Germantown, with embarked elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is currently underway after participating in exercise Cobra Gold 2012, an annual Thai-U.S. co-sponsored joint and multinational exercise designed to advance security throughout the Asia-Pacific region and enhance interoperability with participating nations.Germantown, commanded by Cmdr. Carol McKenzie, was commissioned Feb. 8, 1986 and is capable of carrying more than 721 Sailors and Marines.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 28, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today Amphibious Dock Landing Ship USS Germantown Builds Relationship with Thai School last_img read more

US Navy’s Newest Amphibious Transport Dock Arrives at Her Homeport

first_img View post tag: Transport US Navy’s Newest Amphibious Transport Dock Arrives at Her Homeport View post tag: Navy Pre-Commissioning Unit Anchorage (LPD 23) moored pierside for the first time at her homeport in San Diego during a homecoming ceremony Nov. 21.The Navy’s newest amphibious transport dock completed her maiden voyage from the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Shipbuilding site in Avondale, La. where she departed Oct. 30. The departure completed nearly six years of construction when fabrication kicked off in January 2007.Fire Controlman 1st Class Michael Keller was among the first crew members to report to Anchorage while she was under construction, arriving in Avondale more than a year-and-a-half ago. “The entire process was amazing to witness and be a part of,” said Keller, who hails from San Diego. “When I got to Anchorage, she wasn’t even painted. There were wires everywhere, scaffolds, and decks were bare metal. The relationship we built with both the shipbuilders and each other really brought this ship to life. I know as the first crew members, we’ll be proud to leave behind a legacy that will endure throughout the entirety of Anchorage’s history.”Anchorage’s crew will spend the next few months working on certifications and completing installation of non-essential ship systems prior to sailing to her namesake Anchorage, Alaska where she will be commissioned in May.“We are excited to be reunited with our families,” said Capt. Brian J. Quin, Anchorage’s commanding officer. “It’s been a rewarding journey, but we’re not done yet. We look forward to the next round of testing and our voyage to Alaska. The community in Anchorage has already welcomed us with open arms and we will work even harder to live up to the rich diversity and tradition present in the ship’s namesake municipality.”Anchorage is the seventh San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock. She was delivered to the U.S. Navy Sept. 17. The ship is the second ship to be named for the city.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, November 26, 2012; Image: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy’s Newest Amphibious Transport Dock Arrives at Her Homeport View post tag: Amphibious View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: Her View post tag: Homeport November 26, 2012 Industry news View post tag: Arrives View post tag: Dock View post tag: newest View post tag: US Share this articlelast_img read more

Russian Corvette Project 20380 Boiky Resumes Builders Sea Trials

first_img View post tag: trials View post tag: builders Back to overview,Home naval-today Russian Corvette Project 20380 Boiky Resumes Builders Sea Trials February 11, 2013 View post tag: Resumes View post tag: sea Russian Corvette Project 20380 Boiky Resumes Builders Sea Trials View post tag: Boiky View post tag: Corvette Industry newscenter_img View post tag: Naval The crew of the new Russian Stealth corvette Project 20380 Boiky under the command of captain of the 2nd Rank Sergey Lipsky continues builders…[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, February 11 2013; Image: flot View post tag: 20380 View post tag: Russian View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: project Share this articlelast_img read more

US Naval Museums Open Up to the Public

first_img View post tag: War View post tag: Museums View post tag: open View post tag: Defence View post tag: up Training & Education View post tag: Naval National Museum of the United States Navy, Cold War Gallery and Display Ship Barry will be accessible through a new gate open to the public starting Aug. 1. For the month of August, Naval History and Heritage Command along with the support of Naval District Washington, will offer free public access via the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail to the newly opened Cold War Gallery, the National Museum of the U.S. Navy and Display Ship Barry.The only day the museums will not be open is on Mondays, due to the furlough restrictions.Until this point, it has been a challenge for visitors to access these national treasures due to security requirements. However, a special agreement was reached to make a family-friendly option for museum goers, located within a 15-minute walk of the Nationals Park.“We are very excited about the possibility of introducing even more of our neighbors to the rich history of the U.S. Navy,” said Capt. Jerry Hendrix, the director of the Naval History and Heritage Command, which is responsible for the U.S. Navy’s museums.“There is something for everyone, from young children to our senior veterans.”Located at the Washington Navy Yard, the National Museum of the U.S. Navy displays art and artifacts from the Revolutionary War, Antarctic exploration, World War I and World War II, as well as submarine innovations. Visitors will enjoy peering through a submarine periscope, learning about deep sea exploration and diving, and maneuvering WWII-era artifacts. The Cold War Gallery, opened in October, displays a large submarine section, including a view of living and working conditions, artifacts from Vietnam POWs, displays from the Korean War, as well as an interactive exhibit called the “Lion’s Den.”Display Ship Barry is one of only three remaining Forrest Sherman class destroyers. Barry is the third ship to bear the name of the illustrious Revolutionary War naval hero, Commodore John Barry. She supported the 1958 Marine and Army airborne unit landing in Beirut, Lebanon. In 1962, she was a member of the task force that quarantined Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis in response to evidence that Soviet missiles had been installed on the island. In 1979, Barry joined the Middle East Force for Persian Gulf service during the very tense period that accompanied the Iranian Revolution. In 1981-1982 Barry made her final deployment in that area. USS Barry was decommissioned in 1982 and arrived at the Washington Navy Yard in 1983.[mappress]Press Release, July 30, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Exhibition View post tag: Publiccenter_img View post tag: Navy July 30, 2013 Back to overview,Home naval-today US Naval Museums Open Up to the Public View post tag: US View post tag: Cold View post tag: usa View post tag: Defense US Naval Museums Open Up to the Public Share this articlelast_img read more