Steve Hansen offers an olive branch to under-fire Warren Gatland

first_img Time for a truce: For the moment, there’s a ceasefire between Warren Gatland and Steve Hansen All tour, like two ageing prize fighters, Steve Hansen and Warren Gatland have kept each other at arm’s length, offering the odd verbal jab that, that has been seized upon by a sizeable media contingent befitting of rugby event that fires the imagination every four years.Earlier in the week, after the All Blacks had convincingly beaten the Lions in Auckland, 30-15, Hansen had taken the unusual step of phoning the local radio station, Radio Sport NZ, to witheringly dismiss Warren Gatland’s inference that Jerome Kaino had intentionally set out to target Conor Murray blindly coming through the ruck. He dismissed Gatland’s assertions as ‘desperate’, before adding: “It’s just really, really disappointing to hear him say that, and take the gloss off not only the Test match but from his own team’s performance as well. As a New Zealander, I would expect him to know the New Zealand psyche. It’s about playing hard and fair.”Setting the record straight: Steve Hansen struck a conciliatory tone in WellingtonIt led to the New Zealand Herald depicting Warren Gatland as a morose clown, something Gatland had himself been questioned about it after the Hurricanes game. He pertained not to know anything about it – he said recently that the Gatland household refrains from buying papers – but while the Hamilton-born coach is seen as a thick-skinned character, it wouldn’t be a stretch of the imagination to think that behind closed doors, the Kiwi took an affront to the front page.Ambling into the Hotel Intercontinental, just yards from Wellington’s picturesque waterfront, many would have expected Hansen to continue the spiky diatribe, but after wading through a series of questions, the war of words between the coaches was inevitably raised, specifically the Herald’s depiction of Warren Gatland as a figure of fun. The two Kiwi coaches have indulged in some low-level sledging all tour but the mood changed when Gatland was depicted as a clown by a local paper LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Crossed the line: The NZ Herald’s depiction of Gatland was given short shrift by HansenWith nine days left of the Series, and fatigue setting in for the most hardened of tourists, it promises to be a fractious end to a tour, and when the times comes, you would wish to be a fly-on-the-wall when the two coaches crack open a craft beer and end six weeks of barbs and brickbats with a little bonhomie. Here’s hoping… Flash point: Jerome Kaino’s treatment of Conor Murray set off a war of words earlier this weekThe cartoon, which had been used before to lampoon Gatland and Australian coach Michael Cheika before, had clearly crossed the ‘Test coaches unwritten code’, as Steve Hansen launched into an impassioned defence of his fellow coach. “I think it’s really disappointing. It’s one thing to have a bit of banter but I have a lot respect for him and the Lions. They are a good team, so to come out and do that, you’re ridiculing someone who doesn’t deserve it. Sometimes people don’t agree with what we do, but that’s okay, you’re entitled to your opinion. It’s the media that ramp it up because it sells newspapers. Who am I to say stop it, but I do look at it and think that’s not actually how it went.”FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREWith the pressure mounting on Gatland in a must-win Test, it was perhaps unsurprising that Steve Hansen could afford to take a moral stand at his coaches depiction but coming from the World Cup-winning coach of the best side on the planet, he knew it would permeate pretty quickly over to his opposing number. “Listen, I’m looking forward to having a beer with him and a chuckle to chat about life. We have a lot of common interests. He likes to race horses and so do I, he coaches Wales and I’ve been through that experience myself.”last_img read more

University of Florida epidemiologist: COVID-19 pandemic deaths to peak in U.S….

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter March 27, 2020 at 1:41 am Dr. Ira Longini’s timetable matches about the same time President Donald Trump has targeted for a relaxation of some coronavirus restrictions.By mid-April, “most of the damage will be done” and it may be possible to better isolate the vulnerable while allowing those less at-risk to return to work and schools, Longini, a biostatistics professor and co-director at the UF Emerging Pathogens Institute’s Center for Statistics and Quantitative Infectious Diseases, told CNN on Wednesday. The Anatomy of Fear Longini has analyzed Ebola, influenza, HIV, tuberculosis, cholera, dengue fever, Zika, malaria and plague for the World Health Organization (WHO) and is a mathematical/statistical modeler and adviser with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Reply I read that Meghan and Harry fled Canada with their new baby, Archie, looking for a new permanent home because of fears over the corona virus there in Canada, and they picked LA for their new residence, forever home….???…what were they thinking??? …Like LA, good ole USA, is not plagued with the corona virus? Sounds more like someone had a Hollywood calling, to me….. March 27, 2020 at 1:21 am Strange that he didn’t mention the West Nile Virus. Back around 2005, 2006, or so, that was the constant headliner in the news. Sure had me fearful. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Tenita Reid March 27, 2020 at 12:40 am 3 COMMENTS Please enter your comment! Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Tenita Reid Longini’s achievements include developing an understanding of HIV pathogenesis and progression that contributed to HIV treatments, and demonstrations that mass vaccination of school children helps protect entire communities from influenza.In mid-February, Longini was at WHO headquarters in Geneva, where he told Forbes and Bloomberg News that two-thirds of the world’s population could eventually be infected by the coronavirus.Longini was a member of a WHO research team that tracked studies of the virus’ transmissibility in China. Based on the data, the evidence indicated each infected person, on average, transmits COVID-19 to two to three other people.A lack of rapid testing and the mild symptoms many incur if infected would make it difficult to track coronavirus spread in many areas of the world, most notably in the U.S., Longini predicted more than a month ago.“Unless the transmissibility changes, surveillance and containment can only work so well,” Longini said. “Isolating cases and quarantining contacts is not going to stop this virus” without mass-testing.Trump has expressed a desire to lift coronavirus protection measures sooner rather than later – targeting Easter Sunday on April 12 – to get the economy running.Longini said by Trump’s target date, we’ll know whether restrictions must remain in place or can be relaxed. “I would guess the U.S. will hit a peak in deaths in the next two, three weeks, as the doubling time seems to be about two-three days,” Longini told CNN. “Maybe a partial lifting of the shelter in place for those less vulnerable may make some sense, in about three weeks. By then, much of the damage will have been done.” By John Haughey | The Center SquareAn internationally renowned University of Florida epidemiologist estimates COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. will peak between two to three weeks from now. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Suppressing the viral wave now could blunt the severity of inevitable renewed outbreaks, he said.“If [relapse outbreak] is limited, and we continue to protect the most vulnerable, that may be acceptable for now,” Longini said. “Let’s see what happens in the next two, three weeks. Also keep an eye on China as they begin to relax restrictions there.”London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine modeler Dr. Stefan Flasche told CNN that severity and frequency of relapses will be determined by how effective governments and communities were in reversing COVID-19 spread through shutdowns and social distancing.Many areas will “have to repeat this cycle for a few times because of an inevitable resurgence of cases in the absence of population immunity. In that scenario, we would see multiple peaks in the upcoming 12 months,” Flasche said.Dr. William Schaffner, a Vanderbilt University infectious disease specialist, told CNN the patchwork of city and state shelter-in-place shutdowns will not be effective unless uniformly applied nationwide in containing the virus, which he said will peak nationwide over a six-week span beginning in about three weeks.“Asking a subset to remain sheltered in place, to remain in home” while others are returning to normal, he said, “that’s more difficult to do.” Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply Or encephalitis….that was going around our area and killing horses and people. It killed chickens too, so much so, that people were encouraged to keep a few chickens, so if they were found dead with no wounds, the virus was most likely present. Skeeters caused the virus that inflammed the brains of the victims before their demise. I wouldn’t be surprised if skeeters don’ t have a part of causing the corona virus. Just look at the talk about the malaria drug as a possible anti-virus against it. Nasty blood suckers…. TAGSCOVID-19The Center SquareUniversity of Florida Previous articleReaching out to isolated older adults is essential during coronavirus – here are 7 specific things you can do, just for startersNext articlePivoting for good: Businesses of all sizes pivot to battle the pandemic Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tenita Reid Please enter your name herelast_img read more

Refugee Council uses viral e-mail about immigrants

first_img Howard Lake | 3 July 2003 | News  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Refugee Council uses viral e-mail about immigrants The Refugee Council has launched a viral e-mail campaign to highlight the contribution refugees make to the UK.The campaign includes a viral game developed by consultancy Fishburn Hedges. It asks “what have refugees ever done for us?” and gives examples of refugees such as Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud. Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Free glass recycling on offer for charities

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Tagged with: Recycling  282 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Melanie May | 2 August 2018 | News Recycling provider is introducing a free glass waste collection service for businesses in the UK and is encouraging charities to sign up.The scheme aims to reduce the amount of glass waste that goes to landfill, Spaces are limited and collections are currently available in 12 cities in the UK, including Bristol, Wakefield, Rotherham, Sheffield, Manchester and Leeds. Charities can apply on the site. Mark Hall, Communications Director of, said:“We’ve made is very simple for charities to sign up – to find out if you’re eligible, it’s as simple as filling in a form and a representative will be in touch.”“As a nation we are, unfortunately, still way behind when it comes to recycling, and reducing un-recycled business waste is a crucial aspect of tackling the problem. We hope that this will push recycling rates up and not only will this have a cumulative positive impact on the environment – it will also save eligible companies thousands of pounds a year.”  281 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Free glass recycling on offer for charitieslast_img read more

British journalist and four local assistants prosecuted for “harming Montenegro’s image.”

first_img to go further News BelarusEurope – Central Asia News June 2, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia Organisation RSF_en Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Follow the news on Belaruscenter_img Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says May 28, 2021 Find out more News RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” February 13, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 British journalist and four local assistants prosecuted for “harming Montenegro’s image.” News Dominic Hipkins, a reporter from the British weekly paper The SundayMirror, and four local assistants are to be prosecuted for “harming theimage of Montenegro” in a “bogus” report on the trafficking of children,the Podgorica (Montenegro) prosecutor’s office announced on 10 February. Hipkins and the four – photographer Jovo Martinovic, interpreter SinisaNadazdin and fixers Dragan Radevic and Nenad Zevenic – were freed pendingtrial after six days in custody. All face up to three years in prison. Hipkins has since left the country and will be tried in his absence. ___________________06.02.2004Journalist being sought for “harming the image of Montenegro”. Four others arrestedReporters Without Borders has condemned legal action against British journalist Dominic Hipkins and the arrest of four local people, accused of “harming the image of Montenegro” with a “fabricated report” on child-trafficking in the region. They face up to three years in prison.Without commenting on the content of the article by Hipkins, the international press freedom organisation called for the release of the four who have been arrested and for dropping of the charges, which it called “disproportionate”.Journalists should never be put at risk of prison sentences for harming a country’s image, it said. The authorities should, on the contrary, foster public debate on issues of general interest, in particular on such a serious question as child-trafficking.Police in Montenegro said on 4 February that they were pressing charges against Hipkins, Jovo Martinovic, Sinisa Nadazdin, Dragan Radevic and Nenad Zevenic for “harming the image of Montenegro” over an article that appeared in the British weekly Sunday Mirror on 25 January and picked up by local newspapers. The British journalist described in the article how he posed as someone wanting to buy children and was offered three young children for sale.Police said that, aided by the four people arrested, the journalist had fabricated the story and paid women in Podogorica to make up their accounts. The four local people are being held in custody and the British journalist is being sought by police.Reporters Without Borders called on deputies to repeal Article 82 of the criminal code along with all other articles that unreasonably protect symbols of state, in line with recommendations made by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in November 2003. May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

US – #WeeklyAddress: April 1 – 7: Georgia House Republicans file bill to create state Journalism Ethics Board

first_img Help by sharing this information Follow the news on United States to go further June 3, 2021 Find out more Below are the most notable incidents regarding threats to press freedom in the US during the week of April 1 – April 7: RSF_en News United StatesAmericas Megachurch pastor preaches threat towards local South Carolina newspaper PHOTO CREDIT: CBS46 Georgia House Republicans file bill to create state Journalism Ethics Board April 28, 2021 Find out more Local news reporter keeps his cool as Trump supporter heckles him on camera For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. News June 7, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Michael Gordon, a reporter for El Paso’s ABC affiliate, KVIA, was harassed by a woman at a Trump rally in El Paso, Texas on March 30. A video posted to Twitter shows Gordon preparing for a live take when a woman donning a red “Make America Great Again” hat and a poster reading “FAKE BY OMISSION” approaches the news team screaming “Y’all are fake! You’re fake! You spread fake news! You should be ashamed of yourself,” before chanting “Trump 2020.” A second video was later posted by Gordon showing possibly the same woman walking up to the camera shouting insults and expletives. Gordon later said he held “absolutely no ill will towards the woman in that clip.” April 8, 2019 US – #WeeklyAddress: April 1 – 7: Georgia House Republicans file bill to create state Journalism Ethics Board The United States ranks 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says United StatesAmericas Organisation WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Hope Carpenter, former pastor at Relentless Church in Greenville, SC, used her guest sermon on March 31 to threaten the local paper The Greenville News. According to a video posted to YouTube, nearing the end of her soliloquy, Carpenter turned to the audience and said, “I cut people. I got a knife right in that pocketbook. Greenville News, come on. We done went through this.” The threat towards the newspaper comes after the publication wrote several stories that cast a negative light on current Relentless Church pastor John Gray. In a statement to The Washington Post, Holly Baird, spokesperson for John Gray said, “Neither our pastors or anyone in our leadership would agree with any type of communication that would encourage or incite violence against another individual or entity.” News News On April 2, members of Georgia’s House Republicans, headed by Rep. Andy Welch, proposed the creation of “canons of ethics” for journalists in the state. Georgia’s new Journalism Ethics Board would be in charge of accrediting journalists and organizations, investigating and sanctioning journalists after complaints are filed by the public, accepting and managing grants and other monetary awards, and setting rules and standards to adhere to for “factual and ethical reporting.” The Radio Television Digital News Association released a statement condemning the Georgia politicians’ decision. Journalism ethics, it said, are “not a weapon by which government can silence journalism and avoid the accountability journalism is constitutionally mandated to provide the people of Georgia.”last_img read more

JCA to host artists’ reception Thursday

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Winfred Hawkins is an exhibiting artist at the Johnson Center for the Arts.Hawkins’ monkey, Jacob, is generating interest in the exhibitions at the JCA with  “Jacob Goes to the Museum” on Facebook, said Brenda Campbell, JCA director.“Winfred won the monkey at the state fair in Montgomery and he brought Jacob to the JCA to see the exhibits,” Campbell said.  “He videoed Jacob on the tour. It’s a fun video and we just might see Jacob at the artists’ reception Thursday night at the Johnson Center.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Skip You Might Like Tax season begins on Jan. 27 It’s that time of year again to submit tax returns, and there are several documents that will need to be… read more Print Article Email the author Latest Stories Families are encouraged to attend the artists’ reception and art talk Thursday night. Children will love the artwork and so will senior adults, Campbell said.The Johnson Center for the Arts is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and until 3 p.m. on Saturday. “The JCA is not open to the public on Mondays but I heard people outside, so I invited them in,” Campbell said. “They were here from St. Augustine and they raved about the JCA and the exhibitions. Everyone who has visited the JCA has been impressed by the amazing talent of these two Alabama artists.”Winfred is dyslexic and, some of his artwork featured in ‘Reality is Not Real,’ he painted with his non-dominant hand.“Most everyone can appreciate how difficult that must be,” Campbell said.“Leanna is a fiber artist and her work takes a lot of forms, from needlepoint chair cushions to portraits of jazz musician that she created freehand. Her exhibition also includes quilts based on the Civil Rights movement.” Published 7:33 pm Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day JCA to host artists’ reception Thursday The artists’ reception for Hawkins and Leanna Lesley will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday and the public is invited. As always, admission to the JCA is free.The exhibiting artists will participate in an art talk at 6:30 p.m. Hawkins will discuss his exhibition, “Reality is Not Real,” and Lesley, her “Shaken by the Roots” exhibition.  Both will take questions from the audience.Campbell said both exhibitions are getting high praise by visitors to the art center. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Twelve-year-old boy arrested in Philadelphia after seen toting AR-15 rifle

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — Philadelphia police arrested a 12-year-old boy after spotting him with an AR-15 rifle in hand on Saturday evening.Officer Krzysztof Wrzesinski arrested the teen and his 19-year-old brother in Northeast Philadelphia. The 19-year-old was in possession of a handgun, police said.Police said the brothers were on a public sidewalk at the time of the arrest. Someone placed a call from near the 2200 block of Kennedy Street, alerting officers to the 12-year-old, police said. Multiple weapons were recovered by police.The Philadelphia Police Department on Monday posted a photo on Twitter of Wrzesinski holding the confiscated rifle with the caption, “Parents: make sure your weapons are secured!”The department told ABC News it had no further comment regarding the arrests and an investigation was ongoing.Charges brought against the 12-year-old include assault, unlawful possession of a firearm by a minor and recklessly endangering another person.His older brother was charged with terroristic threats, criminal conspiracy, corruption of a minor and reckless endangerment of another person, and related offenses.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Derek Chauvin was considering guilty plea but deal fell apart: Prosecutor’s office

first_imgKuzma/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ALEX PEREZ, and ANDY FIES, ABC NEWS(MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) — Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was considering a guilty plea in the death of George Floyd, but the deal fell apart, ABC News has learned.The Hennepin County prosecutor’s office confirmed to ABC News that Chauvin and his attorney were negotiating to plead guilty to local murder charges and federal civil rights violation charges before it fell through.The prosecutor’s office would not elaborate on the specific charges Chauvin was considering pleading guilty to, or why the deal collapsed. It added that these negotiations in high-profile cases are not unusual, nor is the fact that a deal wasn’t reached.Floyd, a black man, died on May 25 in Minneapolis after he was pinned down by Chauvin, who is white.In a cellphone video taken by a bystander, Floyd, 46, was heard pleading for help and saying, “I can’t breathe,” as Chauvin’s knee pressed against the back of his neck. Prosecutors say Chauvin held his knee there for nearly nine minutes.Chauvin has been charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death. He has not yet entered a plea.On Monday, Chauvin, 44, made his first court appearance. He waived his right to appear in person, instead appearing via video from the state prison where he is being held.During the hearing, a judge ordered Chauvin held on $1.25 million bail. Prosecutor Mathew Frank argued that Chauvin could be a flight risk because of the case’s high profile.Bail conditions included surrendering guns;,not working in law enforcement or security, no contact with the victim’s family and not leaving the state without permission. Chauvin’s attorney, Eric Nelson, did not object in court.Chauvin’s next court date was set for June 29.The three other officers who were at the scene of Floyd’s death have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting manslaughter.All four officers were fired.The Department of Justice is also looking into whether the former officers violated federal civil rights laws.Floyd’s death has sparked nationwide protests calling for police reform.On Wednesday, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo announced that the department is withdrawing from contract negotiations with the police union as part of reform efforts. The department will also introduce a system that tracks police behavior, he said.The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously last week in an emergency hearing for immediate reforms within the police department, including banning chokeholds and other neck restraints.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Short-term online rental service launches

first_imgHome » News » Short-term online rental service launches previous nextProducts & ServicesShort-term online rental service launchesLavanda, a new web service backed by Purplebricks’ founder, offers sales and letting agents the opportunity to make money from vacant properties on their books.Nigel Lewis12th December 201701,762 Views A service that enables sales and lettings agents to make money from short term rentals using prime properties that are awaiting sale or long-term lets has been, which specialises in ‘super short-term’ upmarket rentals, has launched a version of its service just for agents, claiming to be the first of its kind within the property sector.The company claims its service will enable agents to make money from vacant properties at a time when many are worrying about generating revenue after the tenant fees ban is introduced next year, and that the service is fully compliant with existing UK law.Lavanda prices up empty properties for agents and then rents them out and says it can also put furniture temporarily into unfurnished properties.It will also vet potential short-term tenants, provide “hotel-style housekeeping”, a 24-7 concierge service and someone to meet and greet tenants when they arrive.Short-term rentalsProperties will be advertised on the main short-term rental websites including Airbnb,, HomeAway and Expedia.The service will be rolling out in London at first but is expected to go nationwide next year within cities.Lavanda recently raised £1.5 million in funding from investors including Sir Terry Leahy, former CEO of Tesco, Kenny Bruce, co-founder of PurpleBricks, and Harry Hill, founder of Rightmove.“Much to the frustration of vendors, the recent slow sales market has led to swathes of prime property sitting empty,” says Guy Westlake, CEO and co-founder of Lavanda (pictured, left).“This has not only resulted in vendors suffering a significant loss of income, but not facilitating a quick sale can also damage the agent’s reputation with their client.“Lavanda AGENT solves this specific pain point, powering growth and profitability in our partners, while enabling them to delight their customers with a new, value-added service offering, unlocking tens of thousands of pounds in additional income”Guy Westlake Lavanda airbnb December 12, 2017Nigel 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