November 11, 2020 Find out more August 26, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for action over journalist denied return of ID papers after release from prison News Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder to go further Organisation TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Follow the news on Tunisia News News Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders today wrote to the Tunisian interior minister urging him to intervene in the case of journalist Slim Boukhdir who has been deprived of his national ID card since leaving prison last month and whose passport was removed in 2004.The 39-year-old journalist was correspondent for the pan-Arab London-based newspaper al Quds al Arabi and for the website of Satellite television station al-Arabiya, as well as posting articles on websites, particularly Tunisnews and Kantara.“Sentenced to one year in prison in December 2007 after a trial on charges which we have always seen as groundless, he was released four months early, on 21 July this year,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said in its letter to Rafik Belhaj Kacem, minister for the interior and local development.“This early release, a sign of goodwill on the part of your government, has not however put an end to the journalist’s problems”, it said. “On leaving prison, Slim Boukhdir was not allowed to have his national ID card back, although it is vital for his daily life, in particular for any bank transaction.” “We also want to remind you that he has been deprived of his passport for four years. On the day of his arrest, on 26 November 2007, he was travelling to Tunis to try to reclaim it,” the organisation said. “He had previously gone on a two-week hunger strike to protest at your administration’s refusal to return it”.“We believe that Slim Boukhdir has been the victim of several injustices. Having spent 238 days in prison, the journalist now wants to take up his work as a journalist again. We urge you to intervene so that he can get back his national ID card as well as his passport,” the organisation concluded.The journalist was arrested during a check on ID papers of passengers using a collective taxi between Sfax and Tunis. He was immediately taken before cantonal court in Sakiet Ezzit in the Sfax suburbs and sentenced, at the end of an unfair trial, to a year in prison for “insulting an official in the exercise of his duty”, “breach of accepted standards of decency » and “refusing to produce his identity papers for police”. He endured harsh conditions during his time in jail, including poor hygiene, the threat of physical harm from his fellow prisoners and deprivation of letters and independent newspapers. Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa December 26, 2019 Find out more November 12, 2019 Find out more RSF_en Receive email alerts News
Home » News » Marketing » City analyst names agents involved in portal juggling previous nextMarketingCity analyst names agents involved in portal jugglingDetailed report into practice by respected Jefferies Group reveals practice to widespread but more prevalent among hybrids.The Negotiator24th March 201701,703 Views A leading City analyst has released an incendiary report into portal juggling, warning investors that many agents including dozens of high street names use it to appear busier than they are on Rightmove.Well-known names on the lists include many of the UK’s high profile agents including Countrywide, Foxtons, Chancellors, Humberts and Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward while the online-only and hybrids agents highlighted include HouseSimple, eMoov, Yopa, Purplebricks and Tepilo.The report, which was compiled with the help of Robert May’s Rummage4 software, also reveals that although portal juggling is widespread across the industry, it is more prevalent among hybrids than traditional agents.Research by Jefferies Group LLP, which has 3,300 employees and offices in 30 cities across the world, reveals that although hybrid agents have 4% of the market, they account for nearly a third of the top 50 juggled properties.Of all agents that have juggled ten or more properties, hybrid agents account for 41% of all juggles while traditional agents, who have 96% of the market, account for 59% of juggles.The Jefferies report also reveals that Purplebricks has a sale agreed/listing ratio of 89.5% in contrast with Countrywide’s 60.2%, LSL’s 50.6% and Foxtons’ 48.8%, and asks whether portal juggling is helping Purplebricks achieve such stunning figures.Jefferies says it is looking into this question, but in the meantime has published a list of what it says are the UK’s top 50 portal juggling branches and agents, as well as examples of juggled properties including a two-bedroom, end-of-terrace home in Worcester Park, south London marketed by Barnard Marcus. Jefferies says its status changed 52 times between 11 December 2016 and 3 March 2017.In the report Jefferies defines juggling as status changes between For Sale, Under Offers and SoldSTC, relisting, dopplegangers where a property is listed twice and properties that are listed for only short periods.Read the full report.Jefferies Group ‘portal juggling’ March 24, 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 2021
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The former Barcelona boss plans to return to the game next summer and has made it clear to friends he sees his future at Stamford Bridge.After winning three La Liga titles and two European Cups in four seasons at the Nou Camp, Guardiola, 41, quit this year and is in New York on a sabbatical with his family.When he announced he was taking a year off he was sounded out by Chelsea about taking over but he rejected the club’s approaches.Roberto Di Matteo was made to wait more than three weeks after Chelsea’s Champions League final win last May before being appointed full-time manager on a two-year deal.Chelsea, overtaken at the top of the Barclays Premier League by Manchester United on Saturday, are struggling in the defence of their European title and play Shakhtar Donetsk, who beat them a fortnight ago in the Ukraine, at home on Wednesday.After his success in Spain – he had a staggering 72 per cent win record in La Liga – Guardiola could have the pick of Europe’s top clubs but has made it known to his close circle of advisers that Chelsea is his preferred choice. There has been a noticeable shift in the type of player Chelsea are signing. Juan Mata, who signed in summer 2011, along with this season’s recruits Eden Hazard and Brazilian midfielder Oscar, have all been schooled to play a certain way.That has attracted Guardiola and there is pressure on owner Roman Abramovich as he considers his long-term plans for the club.Guardiola is credited with the evolution of Frank Rijkaard’s 2006 Champions League-winning team and took Barcelona to another level when they beat Manchester United in the final at Wembley in 2011.Lionel Messi thrived under him while Xavi and Andres Iniesta, both substitutes in the 2006 final against Arsenal, are now regarded as the two best midfielders in the world.Although Manchester City are monitoring Guardiola’s position, the champions are committed to Roberto Mancini. But that loyalty will be tested if they go out of the Champions League at the group stage for the second successive season.Mancini’s relationship with his players is once again fractured, and he is demanding a response against Ajax on Tuesday.City’s new chief executive Ferran Soriano and director of football Txiki Begiristain were at Barcelona during the glory years.
Former Asante Kotoko German coach Hans Dieter Schmidt has hit out at Black Stars team doctor Adam Baba over the explanation for young striker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom’s inability to feature for the Black Stars at the 2013 Cup of Nations.Speaking at GFA press conference last Friday, Adamu Baba revealed the loaned-out Juventus striker’s involvement in a table tennis match that lasted for two hours at the team hotel during the AFCON 2013 seriously curtailed his recovery from an injury sustained at the Stars’ pre-AFCON training camp in Abu Dhabi hence his lack of game time at the tournament.“Richmond sustained an injury during our last training session in Abu Dhabi on the 15th of January, 2013. On our arrival in South Africa, we had an MRI scan run on him and it revealed that an old injury had been worsened so we asked him to rest so that he could begin light training and obliged. I had declared him fit for the quarter final but I warned him not to bear any weight on the injured ankle. However, the night before the game, he played table tennis all night and got the ankle swollen and that brought us to square one,” Dr. Baba said.Schmidt, who guided Asante Kotoko to the 2004 Caf Confederation Cup finals loss to rivals Hearts of Oak in Kumasi is riled by the Black Stars team doctor’s explanations and has questioned Dr. Baba’s credibility. The coach believes the doctor went overboard and suggests his action could affect the relationship with the player.“It is not a problem to play table tennis in the resting time. It is active resting. I don’t trust this doctor. How can the player trust him in the future? He is only a spice and talking too much,” the German trainer shortly commented on a facebook thread.A further inquiry about what the term ‘active rest’ means as used by coach Dieter Schmidt says: “The term “active rest” or “active recovery” applies to training schedules used by athletes. In the recent past, athletes were encouraged to rest completely after a competition or on a day off. But newer research shows that engaging in low-intensity exercise during “rest” is better for maintaining fitness levels. Low-intensity exercise flushes out lactic acid and delivers healing oxygen to the muscles. Any activity that keeps the target heart rate in the 60 – 65% range is low-intensity exercise. Active rest activities are easy recreational movements like going for a bike ride or a hike, a casual game of tennis, swimming etc.FootyGhana understands Dr. Baba’s disclosure to the media was not pleasantly received by members of the top hierarchy of the Ghana Football Association present at the media briefing last Friday.
Big 12/SEC Challenge 2020 tipoff times: UK at Texas Tech, Tennessee at KU top Jan. 25 slate But how do the Blue Devils want to get their guys in the right spot? Getting out and running in transition is a given with the Blue Devils’ personnel, and coach Mike Krzyzewski is the perfect guy to figure out how the pieces fit together. Nevertheless, every college team has problems to solve before it can contend for a national championship, and Duke has plenty of its own.Here are three questions the Blue Devils need to answer in 2019-20:Where do they get their shooting?It’s no secret Duke was horrendous from beyond the arc last season. It shot just 30.8% from range, which is the worst mark in the school’s history. At least since the NCAA introduced the stat in 1987. Related News On the bright side, the Blue Devils had one of college basketball’s most efficient players in Zion Williamson, who made 68% of his attempts from the field. Vernon Carey is an elite prospect, but it’s unlikely he can replicate Williamson’s 22.6 points per game while shooting at such a high clip. If he could, that would certainly help floor spacing.Duke’s most notable returner is Tre Jones, who shot 26.2% from deep in 2018-19. He is one the nation’s best on-ball defenders, but teams clearly keyed in on his inability to knock down shots from the outside.The Blue Devils added two uber athletic wings in freshmen Cassius Stanley and Wendell Moore, but neither is known for shooting prowess. However their other top-flight first-year recruit Matthew Hurt is heralded as an elite shooter at 6-8. Junior guard Alex O’Connell can also give Duke hope though.Players often improve over the offseason, but this seems like a glaring weakness right now.Who should pair with Jones in the backcourt?There are really three possible answers to this question. The options are Stanley, Moore and O’Connell.Stanley is probably lowest on the totem pole at this point. He’s mostly labeled as a ridiculously explosive wing with a high ceiling. He could blow by expectations like Williamson did, but that would be very surprising. It really might come down to him developing a reliable midrange jumper at the least, or maybe improving as an aggressive slasher.Moore is long at 6-6 and is a huge plus on defense with his 6-11 wingspan. He’s also been known to initiate offenses as a ball handler. Alongside Jones, the two could form one of the better defensive backcourts in basketball. But again, lack of shooting will be huge for this team.Then there’s O’Connell, a career 41.6% career shooter from deep who can defend multiple positions and score from all three levels. He wasn’t a highly touted recruit like the other choices and might not have as high of a ceiling, but he’s played meaningful basketball with a great team and has experience partnering with Jones.It’ll be interesting to see what the final decision is here.What’s the focal point of the offense?Last year’s team capitalized on Barrett’s 6-7 frame and utilized him as a playmaker and aggressive driver. When that didn’t work, they could throw it in to Williamson and play bully ball. Will either of those work this time around?The latter might be a possibility, if 6-10, 275-pound Carey is crazy productive on the block. But he’d have to be historically good to live up to the production from 2018-19. Jones isn’t aggressive often and certainly isn’t much of a risk taker. His strength lies in that he makes use of his basketball IQ to make the most sensible play — often by finding shooters in ideal matchups.Duke’s most versatile offensive threat seems to me Hurt, if his skillset and confidence transfers, so it’s not outlandish to think he could be the top scorer on the team. Duke basketball will look very different this year, as it saw Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett and Cam Reddish selected as lottery picks in the 2019 NBA Draft. But this is nothing new.The Blue Devils have become accustomed to working around their high turnover rate to field competitive teams every year, as they always recruit elite blue chip talent.
14 14 Celtic and Spurs ranked higher in 2014 than PL champions Man City! Take a look at the teams featuring between 32 and 11, then click the arrow to see which 10 clubs ranked highest IN THE WORLD! – Man City and Celtic won their respective leagues, with City also picking up the League Cup, but based on the IFFHS points system they trail far behind Tottenham and Chelsea. The Blues, meanwhile, have had a tremendous start to the current season, losing just once between August and December 2014. 14 14 14 The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) have ranked the world’s 500 best football teams for 2014 and it makes for very interesting reading.*How were the world’s best club rankings calculated?Points were awarded for wins and draws, depending on the level of competition, between 1 January 2014 – 31 December 2014.The IFFHS split nations into four levels based on the relative strength of their domestic league, with the strongest leagues at the top (example England/Level 4). A win in a level four league gives a club four points, a draw equates to two points and there are zero points for a loss, regardless of the level.League competitions at the other three levels accrue the following points:Level 3: W = three points, D = 1.5 pointsLevel 2: W = two points, D = 1 pointLevel 1: W = 1 point, D = 0.5 pointIn terms of domestic cups, from the quarter final onwards, 12 points are given for a win, six for a draw and zero for a loss. A match won by penalties is considered to be a draw.Level 3: W = eight points, D = four pointsLevel 2: W = five points, D = 2.5 pointsLevel 1: W = 1.5 points, D = 0.75 pointContinental level competitions are awarded points on this basis… 14 5. Atletico Nacional (Colombia) 249,50 points – The Colombian side won their domestic league and finished runners-up in the Copa Sudamericana, losing to River Plate 3-1 on aggregate. Click to see which powerhouse is fourth… – They are the only non-European club in the top 10. Joint 9th: River Plate (Argentina) and Salzburg (Austria) 228,00 points – click to see which English club is joint 7th! – River Plate won the Argentine Torneo Final, Superfinal and the Copa Sudamericana to make the top 10, along with Salzburg, champions of Austria in 2014 and Austrian Cup winners. 14 14 Bonus points are not handed out for winning a competition.You can see the rankings for the world’s best clubs in the gallery above, while the placings from 128 to 85 were as follows… 14 14 14 Joint 7th: Napoli (Italy) and Arsenal (England) 233,00 points – Napoli won the Coppa Italia and Arsenal the FA Cup last year. Click to find out which traditional European giant is sixth… – Napoli also won the Supercoppa Italiana when they beat Juventus on penalties late in December. Man United have been ranked the 128th best club in world football for the year just passed, racking up 115,00 points in the IFFHS* rankings. That puts them below clubs like Aberdeen and David Moyes’ Real Sociedad! Now click the arrow above, right, to see who else ranked above the Red Devils and find out where YOUR club is placed… – To arrive at their ranking of the world’s best clubs in 2014, between 1 January and 31 December of last year, the IFFHS awarded points for wins and draws (depending on the competition) to football clubs from around the globe. The result put Man United (who had a poor end to the 2013/14 season, missing out on the chance to play in Europe in the latter half of the year) way down in 128th place. To see who features above them, just click the arrow above, right 2. Bayern Munich (Germany) 276,00 points – Bayern topped the 2013 edition after winning pretty much everything, but lost out to a side whose 2014 blew everyone out of the water. Now click to find out which club the IFFHS ranked number one in the world for 2014… – In Pep Guardiola’s first season in charge, Bayern had the Bundesliga wrapped up by March and also won the German Cup. 4. Barcelona (Spain) 251,00 points – They finished second in La Liga, runners up in the Spanish Cup and ended up exiting the Champions League at the quarter-final stage, losing to Atletico Madrid. Who is third? Click to find out… – Barca are one of three Spanish teams in the top 10. The 83rd best club in the world in 2014, with 134,00 points, was Liverpool. That means the Reds were better than Barca! That’s Barcelona of Ecuador, mind you. And LFC finished lower in the rankings than Everton (see the full list of clubs from 83-32 below). Now click the arrow to see which teams ranked from 32 to 11… – Liverpool had a brilliant start to 2014 in the Premier League, but a poor second half of the year. Combined with an early FA Cup exit and poor Champions League results, and the Reds finished a rather disappointing 83rd in the IFFHS rankings. Click the arrow to see where Tottenham, Celtic, Man City and Chelsea placed in this list of the world’s best clubs from 2014 6. Juventus (Italy) 245,00 points – In 2014 Juventus won a third consecutive Serie A title. Click to find out which club makes a surprise surge into fifth… – The Old Lady lost just six times last year and, together with Napoli, are the only two Italian clubs in the top 20. 14 14 3. Atletico Madrid (Spain) 249,00 points – Under Diego Simeone, Atletico Madrid won La Liga and were the Champions League runners-up. Click to see who are runners up in this ranking of the world’s best clubs! – Chelsea players Diego Costa, Filipe Luis and Thibaut Courtois were among those who helped Atletico to the top. 14 Click here for more from the IFFHS The IFFHS rankings from 83 to 32 were… 1. Real Madrid (Spain) 381,00 points – Real Madrid won 22 consecutive games between 16 September and 20 December 2014 including the Club World Cup. They won the Spanish Cup, UEFA Super Cup and the Champions League last year, too. – Click here to see the full list.