Shannon firm to close after Christmas

first_imgTwitter Linkedin WhatsApp Facebook Print Andrew CareyA SHANNON based electrical switchgear firm is to close with the loss of 63 jobs.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up At the end of January, Kraus and Naimer is to closing its manufacturing facility in the Shannon Free Zone.The Limerick Post has learned that the closure is due to continued financial losses at the firm.Kraus and Naimer has been sustaining losses for the last number of years.It is understood that the closure is forced due to the impact of weak customer demand due to the global recession.The facility was set up in Shannon in 1973.center_img NewsBreaking newsShannon firm to close after ChristmasBy admin – December 5, 2013 711 Advertisement Email Previous articleLimerick homes at risk of repossessionNext articleGeordie Shore sets Limerick pulses racing adminlast_img read more

Virtual viewings usage more than doubles since lockdown began

first_imgHome » News » COVID-19 news » Virtual viewings usage more than doubles since lockdown began previous nextCOVID-19 newsVirtual viewings usage more than doubles since lockdown beganMost of the viewings are within the new-build market rather than the resales one, where only agents who filmed before the lockdown can offer virtual viewings.Nigel Lewis21st April 202001,682 Views The number of virtual viewings taking place has more than doubled since the Coronavirus pandemic, it has been revealed, but it’s largely tours of newbuild properties driving the boom.Zoopla says this is both a reaction among agents to the impact of lockdown and social distancing rules, but also that for some time online and virtual tours have become the new normal for newbuild properties.“Our research shows that 89% of home hunters want information up front before they will consider viewing a property,” says Andy Marshall, Zoopla’s Head of Commercial.“With this in mind, we have no doubt that the number of listings with 360-degree tours available will grow as agents and developers work to meet this demand.”Many estate agents in the UK are either offering virtual or video tours, or completing appraisals via smartphone apps, to try and keep instructions, reservations and offers rolling in.The latest to achieve this is Savills, which ran an advert in the Sunday Times last weekend promoting its ‘online viewings’ at the Barts Square new-build development in the City, while Galliard recently launched its third development offering fully immersive 3D tours.Two mindsets“I think there are two mindsets here – agents who just want to hibernate until it’s all over, and those who want to keep going and use virtual viewings to carry on,” says Mikus Opelts of virtual viewings firm Giraffe.He says the return to normal trading is likely to take place in stages and that even if buyers remain reluctant to do one-on-one viewings after restrictions are relaxed, agents will be able to once more start filming them again.But it’s not just viewings that agents are offering. Many are also using virtual appraisals and valuations to gain instructions including Winkworth. Last week it began offering free video valuations via 45 of its 100 offices in London, Hampshire and Kent.This is not high tech, though; Winkworth is using online virtual meetings technology such as Zoom, FaceTime or WhatsApp to complete the virtual appraisal tours.But it’s the only option agents have at the moment who can’t access properties; existing resale properties with owners living in them cannot be visited under the government’s lockdown regulations, leaving room for only vendors’ own ‘tours’ recorded on smartphones, an opportunity Purplebricks has been trying to exploit.  This leaves only empty newbuild homes as a viable virtual viewings option for the time being for freshly filmed tours.Read more about virtual viewings.Mikus Opelts Giraffe Giraffe360 virtual tours winkworth April 21, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 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

Listen To Phish Lay Down A 27-Minute ‘Ghost’ Funk-Fest On This Day 20 Years Ago

first_imgWhile Phish has just kicked off their historic thirteen-night residency at Madison Square Garden, it’s still a joy to look back at their storied history. When Phish was on in 1997, they were on a whole different level. The band toured relentlessly during that era of their career, with their performance at Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA, constituting a show no one would soon forget. Their 7/23/97 itself is chock full of highlights, including one of the best “Julius” performances ever in the opening spot. The show also features an unusual “You Enjoy Myself” in the second set, that moved from a jam section reminiscent of “Scent of a Mule” into a bust out “Rocky Mountain Way” jam session, eventually concluding the set with “Chalk Dust Torture.”However, when fans talk about 7/23/97, it’s the “Ghost” that comes to mind. The 27-minute version really grooves through the many instrumental themes of Phish’s repertoire, gliding from porno funk to melodic to dark to feedback. It’s quite the testament to Phish’s ability to jam, as the whole thing flows cohesively through the different themes. This is some top-shelf Phish.Listen to the 27-minute version of “Ghost” below, courtesy of astavely56.You can also check out full audio from the show below, courtesy of fromtheaquarium, as well as the Phish.net setlist below.Setlist: Phish | Lakewood Amphitheatre | Atlanta, GA | 7/23/97Set 1: Julius, Dirt, NICU > Dogs Stole Things > Ginseng Sullivan, Water in the Sky, Limb By Limb, Split Open and Melt, Billy Breathes, PossumSet 2: Punch You In the Eye, Ghost > Sample in a Jar, You Enjoy Myself[1] -> Rocky Mountain Way Jam > Chalk Dust TortureEncore: FrankensteinNotes: Ghost included Spooky and On Your Way Down teases. YEM included a Jeopardy! theme tease, a very unusual SOAMule-like jam segment, and did not have a vocal jam. Chalk Dust included Rocky Mountain Way teases.last_img read more