Rightmove website was not compromised, says portal

first_imgRightmove has dismissed claims that its portal has been compromised after ITV London had claimed to have uncovered a new scam targeting renters in the capital.ITV issued a news report last week stating that the scam targets people who have been searching online for a place to rent in London.The news channel said that house-hunters receive an e-mail, claiming to be from a landlord they have already contacted who tells them an ideal property is still available, and available to view with an agent from Air BnB, but only after paying a hefty deposit.The report went on to state that it was not clear how the details are being harvested, but that many victims claimed that they received the e-mail after searching on Rightmove.But the UK’s leading property portal has responded to the report by insisting that it has carefully checked its website and found nothing wrong.“We received reports of two people being contacted by email from an unknown gmail account about a flat, which asks them to pay an upfront rental deposit via an AirBnB agent before they could view a property. We immediately investigated using all information provided to us and found no evidence of the security of our website being compromised,” said Sam Mitchell, Head of Lettings, Rightmove.“We take the security of our website very seriously and hire an external company to constantly run tests to detect any vulnerabilities on the website. We also offer the millions of home-hunters who use Rightmove every day advice about how to stay safe when renting, which includes the importance of using a secure network when searching online, making sure they have up-to-date virus protection installed and using a letting agent,” she added.Meanwhile, competitor property portal, OnTheMarket, last week announced it has launched in Northern Ireland.The website, which celebrated its one-year anniversary in January, is aiming to go head-to-head with Northern Ireland’s leading property search websites PropertyPal.com and PropertyNews.com as well as Zoopla.“Having made tremendous progress in England, Scotland and Wales over the last year, we are proud to present OnTheMarket.com in Northern Ireland as a much-needed competitor in the online property search market,” said Helen Whiteley, OTM’s Commercial Director.hacking OnTheMarket OTM portals Rightmove website fraud March 24, 2016The 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 2021 Home » News » Rightmove website was not compromised, says portal previous nextProducts & ServicesRightmove website was not compromised, says portalRightmove denies hacking after claims that have house-hunters searching on Rightmove.co.uk were contacted by fraudsters.The Negotiator24th March 20160598 Viewslast_img read more

Royal Navy survey ship to assess damage to Beirut’s port following deadly blast

first_imgThe UK Armed Forces is also deploying a small team to the UK Embassy in Beirut to help identify requirements and coordinate the package of wider support to the Lebanese Armed Forces. This includes the offer of tailored medical support, military air transport assistance and engineering and communications capabilities.  HMS Enterprise is currently docked in Limassol and will make her way to Lebanon in due course. The UK is working with the Lebanese authorities to determine the optimum time for the ship’s deployment. “We have a close and enduring friendship with the Lebanese people, our military is ready to support them in their time of need.” Royal Navy survey ship HMS Enterprise will sail to Lebanon to assess the damage of Beirut’s port following Tuesday’s explosion and help return it to normal operations. “At the request of the Lebanese Government I have authorised the sending of HMS Enterprise to help survey the Port of Beirut, assessing the damage and supporting Lebanon rebuild this vital piece of national infrastructure,” Wallace said.center_img View post tag: HMS Enterprise Share this article Photo: HMS Enterprise Manoverboard exerciseToday sailors on board HMS Enterprise conducted a MOBEX (Manoverboard exercise) as part of crucial training while at sea. The seaboat and swimmer of the watch had to battle choppy conditions in order to carry out the exercise successfully. HMS Enterprise Manoverboard exerciseToday sailors on board HMS Enterprise conducted a MOBEX (Manoverboard exercise) as part of crucial training while at sea. The seaboat and swimmer of the watch had to battle choppy conditions in order to carry out the exercise successfully. The deployment of Enterprise will complement an immediate package of military and civilian support and £5m worth of aid, made available by UK’s Defence Secretary Ben Wallace. last_img read more

Images of Bald Eagle Flying Over Dog Beach

first_imgA bald eagle flies over Dog Beach (the Malibu Beach Wildlife Management Area) across Great Egg Harbor Inlet from Ocean City on Oct. 26. Photo credit: Daniel Maimone Daniel Maimone — the Ocean City man who passed along some spectacular shots of a humpback whale (or two) surfacing off the beach in southern Ocean City last month — shared some of his most recent images.Longport can be seen in the background as a bald eagle flies over Dog Beach on Oct. 26. Photo credit: Daniel MaimoneMaimone captured photographs of a bald eagle perching and in flight at Malibu Beach Wildlife Management Area (what most folks know as “Dog Beach”) near the foot of the Ocean City-Longport toll bridge.“I’ve been seeing them in both the north end and south end,” Maimone said. “But these pics were taken at the bottom of the Longport Bridge on Oct. 26. I was just lucky to have a bright overcast sky … and a good camera.”“After so many years of decline, it’s great to see the eagle population rebounding.”New Jersey had just one nesting pair of eagles in 1973 (in a remote forest in Cumberland County) when the Endangered and Nongame Species Conservation Act was passed, according to the state Division of Fish and Wildlife. Last year, there were 146 nesting pairs counted within the state’s borders.The highest concentration remains near the Delaware Bay counties of Cumberland and Salem. But bald eagles nest at several different places in Atlantic and Cape May counties.A bald eagle perches near the foot of the Ocean City-Longport Bridge. Photo credit: Daniel Maimonelast_img read more

David Byrne Announces 15th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Of 1994 ‘Grown Backwards’ Solo LP

first_imgDavid Byrne has announced the forthcoming reissue of his 2004 solo LP, Grown Backwards. The studio album, which was initially released on March 16th, 2004, will celebrate its 15th anniversary this spring when it arrives on vinyl for the first time via Nonesuch Records on March 15th. The album was Byrne’s last full-length solo project until American Utopia arrived in March of last year.The forthcoming reissue will include all 15 tracks originally featured on the album in addition to six new bonus recordings including a duet alongside Brazilian composer Caetano Veloso on a song titled, “Dreamworld”. The reissue will come in the form of a double LP pressed on 140g vinyl and will arrive in metallic sleeve packaging.According to a statement shared by Nonesuch, Bryne worked from the “top down” when initially developing the foundations of the songs which would end up on Grown Backwards. He began the process by humming melodies into a micro-cassette recorder and later unscrambling those raw musical ideas to develop what would ultimately end up as songs. That strategy marked a significant change from Byrne’s usual songwriting process. The album was recorded at Kampo Studios in New York City, where Byrne co-produced the project alongside Patrick Dillett.Related: David Byrne Reflects On Recent Trip To India’s Chennai Music Festival In New Blog Post Like many of Byrne’s projects, the recordings on Grown Backwards featured an enormous mix of instruments used in the tracking process. Clarinets, nylon-string guitars, euphoniums, prepared pianos, theremins, and even a vacuum cleaner were all used as instrumentation throughout the recording of the album.Byrne has kept a pretty low profile so far in 2019 after spending much of last year performing across the country in promotion of his Grammy-nominated American Utopia LP. The recorded performances captured throughout Byrne’s lengthy 2018 tour even resulted in a new live EP, titled, The Best Live Show Of All Time. Fans can click here to pre-order the forthcoming reissue, which costs a manageable $23 with a free digital download thrown in as well.last_img read more

Natural Gas, Plant Closures To Challenge Coal In 2018

first_imgNatural Gas, Plant Closures To Challenge Coal In 2018 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享SNL:The coal sector found some balance in 2017 and hopes for a stable 2018, but another round of plant retirements and new natural gas facilities in the pipeline threatens to further diminish the industry’s domestic customer base in the coming months.The sector remains in secular decline despite a slight correction in markets as coal producers bounced back from a rapid drop in demand, said Moody’s Vice President and senior analyst Anna Zubets-Anderson. Another major contraction is likely in the next few years as natural gas power plants continue to come online and coal plants shut down, she added.“We have a significant amount of natural gas capacity coming online, and that’s when we’ll see coal being squeezed,” Zubets-Anderson said of the next few years. “They are going to have to burn natural gas, and they are going to have to displace something. A lot of coal plants have already been shut down, and I don’t think much of anything is going to bring them back.”An S&P Global Market Intelligence analysis published in December 2017 showed planned natural gas combined-cycle generating projects totaled more than 89 GW of scheduled capacity as of early November 2017. Much of that was in the early stages of development, with most capacity scheduled to come online through 2020. About 45% of the planned additions are in the coal-heavy PJM Interconnection.Compounding coal’s challenges from new natural gas capacity is a lack of new coal generation as old coal plants retire. Many large utilities, even those with coal-heavy portfolios, have increasingly expressed a desire to move away from coal even with a friendly administration trying to support the fuel.An October 2017 analysis by S&P Global Market Intelligence showed scheduled and completed retirements of coal-fired power plants between 2013 and 2017 totaled 39.8 GW. Another 9.8 GW of coal-fired capacity is set for retirement by 2021. Both figures only include coal units for which a firm retirement date has been set, and some retirement announcements were not yet included in the total.More ($): https://platform.mi.spglobal.com/web/client?auth=inherit#news/article?id=43090901&cdid=A-43090901-15146last_img read more

10 traits bad leaders have

first_img 128SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Tyler Atwell Web: www.cuinsight.com Details 1) Can’t lead themselvesLeaders are supposed to inspire others to perform well and help them achieve greater things. But if you aren’t always trying to better yourself, you can’t expect to get much out of those around you.2) No VisionLeaders are there to guide others to the easiest path to success, but you can’t do that if you don’t know how to get there in the first place.3) Push overWhile it is never a good idea to shutdown every idea brought forward to you by your team, accepting everything can be just as bad. If everything they are bringing to you is better than what you bring to the table, perhaps they should lead.4) Poor judge of characterWhen bringing new people on there are a lot of factors. Don’t judge a book by its cover, and remember someone’s potential may outweigh their experience. But remember that regardless of experience or potential, if they are a threat to the team culture, hard pass every time.5) Think they know everythingKnow-it-alls run into a number of problems. Never improving themselves, having trouble seeing the potential in anyone else’s input, and a bloated ego are just a few of the issues. Swallow your pride, you aren’t always the smartest in the room.6) Failure to communicateYou have to listen to your team to know where they are at, and likewise let them know what you are thinking at all times. Have plans in place to make sure your responses are easy to understand as well.7) Fear of changeGet rid of overly conservative notions. If you don’t take risks now and again, you’ll never know what an opportunity could have led to.8) Lack of empathyRuling with an iron fist gets you nowhere. You have to learn the problems your team faces and do anything in your power to help them avoid them.9) One size fits allEveryone is different and when it comes to leading a team of people you may find the cookie cutter approach doesn’t work for everyone. Be flexible and adapt.10) Accountability issuesProblems arise. But at the end of the day you are solely responsible for letting your team know you understand and helping them move forward.last_img read more

Gina Rinehart flicks two apartments in one day

first_imgAustralia’s richest woman Gina Rinehart was in Queensland this week for the Commonwealth Games. Picture: NIGEL HALLETTAUSTRALIA’S richest woman Gina Rinehart has offloaded two luxury apartments in one day – in the same building – and one was a fully loaded penthouse.Ms Rinehart – whose property portfolio spans the country including seven residential titles in Brisbane alone – made $3.7m in one day off the sale of the two whole-floor apartments, one of which was a penthouse and the other one four storeys below it.The richlister actually owned three whole floor waterfront apartments in the building but decided to keep one up her sleeve for the future. The penthouse has direct access to the private rooftop entertainment deck. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoTake the spiral stairs to the rooftop pool or take the lift. The private pool on the roof is great. Stunning water views off one of the many properties owned by the billionaire.She sold the “superb” penthouse for $2.3m, which is an amazing price considering it includes the top two floors of the building, with the 282sq m rooftop deck kitted out resort-style.The luxury apartments, which overlook the Swan river in her hometown Perth, were sold via an expressions of interest campaign. They sit in a prestigious parkland area close to the University of Western Australia. The second whole floor apartment that sold also has great water views. And there’s also a jacuzzi on the large deck of the second apartment.Ms Rinehart has gone quiet of late on the residential property acquisition front, but the privacy-conscious billionaire has never shied away from buying out the neighbours when necessary.Five of the titles she owns through an investment vehicle in Brisbane actually involve just two homes that she’s spent almost $23m securing in East Brisbane and Hawthorne.FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKFREE: GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO INBOXVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:35Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:35 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenGina Rinehart’s property portfolio00:35last_img read more

Redcliffe local honoured in modern renovation

first_imgThe main house at 482 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe, with ‘Maria’s cottage’ positioned behind.QUEENSLAND property investor, Neil Holloway, has honoured a Redcliffe local whose deceased estate he has been renovating.The philanthropic investor, who donated 15 hectares of his Maleny property on the Sunshine Coast to the Wildlife Land Fund as a nature refuge in 2011, has turned a two-bedroom cottage in Redcliffe into three separate dwellings, each with its own kitchen, in a Hamptons style makeover.But when Mr Holloway bought 482 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe almost two years ago, he was inundated with information regarding the previous owner.“It was a deceased estate and the owner’s name was Maria, she was 102 years old,’’ Mr Holloway said.“All the people who walked past knew Maria, so when I bought the place, her nieces wanted to know what I had planned for the place.”To acknowledge the fond memories the street had for their long term neighbour, Mr Holloway restored the rear shed and named it ‘Maria’s Cottage’ in her honour. The upstairs kitchen at 482 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe.At the back of the property, ‘Maria’s Cottage’ features a bathroom, combined kitchen and laundry and a large room that could be a bedroom, office, lounge or studio. SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN REDCLIFFE >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<< Maria’s Cottage is a converted shed named in honour of the original owner.The main house he raised, building a separate two-bedroom residence on the ground level. The combined kitchen and laundry in ‘Maria’s Cottage’.“I’ve built to suit the current market,” Mr Holloway said. “It’s a property that has many options, and while it’s about what the people want, it’s also about what the lenders want.“Today, young kids can’t afford to move into homes of their own so they’re living at home, and more parents are living with their children.” The downstairs kitchen opens on to this back patio area.From the outside the solid timber chamferboard house retains its Queenslander charm, with manicured hedges. Iron gates and surveillance cameras add an extra level of safety.Mr Holloway has previously renovated in Woody Point and Maleny, and his next project is in the Whitsunday Region. The downstairs kitchen and living area.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Following an almost identical floorplan, Mr Holloway renovated the upstairs level.last_img read more

Mother’s diet ‘can make kids fat’

first_img 51 Views   one comment HealthLifestyle Mother’s diet ‘can make kids fat’ by: – April 18, 2011 Share Can a baby predict the environment it will be born into?A mother’s diet during pregnancy can alter the DNA of her child and increase the risk of obesity, according to researchers.The study, to be published in the journal Diabetes, showed eating a lot of carbohydrate changed bits of DNA.It then showed children with these changes were fatter.The British Heart Foundation said the results showed the need for better nutritional and lifestyle support for women.It is thought that a developing baby tries to predict the environment it will be born into, taking cues from its mother and adjusting its DNA.EpigeneticsStudies in animals have shown that changes in diet can alter the function of genes – known as epigenetic change.It is a growing field trying to understand how the environment interacts with genes.In this study, the researchers took samples from the umbilical cord and looked for “epigenetic markers”.They showed that mothers with diets rich in carbohydrates, such as sugars, had children with these markers.They then showed a strong link between those same markers and a child’s obesity at ages six and nine.Professor Keith Godfrey, who is from the University of Southampton and led the international study, told the BBC: “What is surprising is that it explains a quarter of the difference in the fatness of children six to nine years later.”The report says the effect was “considerably greater” than that of birth weight and did not depend on how thin or fat the mother was.The changes were noticed in the RXRA gene. This makes a receptor for vitamin A, which is involved in the way cells process fat.Professor Godfrey said: “It is both a fascinating and potentially important piece of research.“All women who become pregnant get advice about diet, but it is not always high up the agenda of health professionals.“The research suggests women should follow the advice as it may have a long term influence on the baby’s health after it is born.”Professor Mark Hanson, of the British Heart Foundation, said: “This study provides compelling evidence that epigenetic changes, at least in part, explain the link between a poor start to life and later disease risk.“It strengthens the case for all women of reproductive age having greater access to nutritional, education and lifestyle support to improve the health of the next generation, and to reduce the risk of the conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, which often follow obesity.”By James GallagherHealth reporter, BBC News Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Elliott eludes raindrops for Marshalltown IMCA Modified win

first_imgMARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (May 27) – A few raindrops at the Marshalltown Speedway on Friday night didn’t stop the weekly racing action. Eric Elliott went home with his first-ever Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified win at the track, Donavon Smith in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car class won for the first time in the regular season and Jared VanDeest got win number three in the Karl Chevro­let Northern SportMod division.There has been no stopping Eric Stanton in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock class, as he contin­ued his perfect season’s run, winning for the fifth time.Stanton started ninth and had the lead at lap five, keeping it to the finish for the win.  He was tailed most of the distance by Jamie Songer, who finished as the runner-up. Gary Pfantz was third, fourth went to Doug McCollough, who had started 10th, and lady racer Leah Wroten com­pleted the top five.VanDeest returned to victory lane, winning the 15-lap IMCA Northern SportMod fea­ture.  VanDeest started seventh and had to run down early leaders Travis Peterson and then Cory Rose by running his preferred top side of the track.  The three drivers battled it out, with VanDeest finally taking the lead at lap 13 and holding it to the finish.  Travis Peterson finished second and Johnathan Logue came from 10th starting to finish third.  Fourth went to visiting Carter VanDenBerg, who started 12th, and Jake McBirnie came from 16th starting to finish fifth.The 18-lap Stock Car feature found Smith taking the checkers for the first time since winning the Frostbuster back on April 8.  He worked his way methodically from 10th starting spot to take over as captain of the ship by lap seven, and keeping it the remaining way for the win.  Damon Murty started 11th and tried his best to catch Smith as he was seeking his 200th Stock Car career win but had to settle for second. Michael Jaennette finished third, 12th starter Donovan Nunnikhoven took fourth and Trent Murphy was fifth.Sprinkles began falling during the 20-lap Modified feature, but racing won out over Mother Nature in this one. Several yellows flew and one at lap nine eliminated several cars due to a mishap in turn four. This didn’t deter Elliott, however, as he led all circuits. Jimmy Gustin challenged Elliott in the final laps, but could do no better than second place. Finishing a close third, was Jacob Murray who had won the last two features. Fourth was Racer Hulin and Ronn Lauritzen came from 13th to finish fifth.last_img read more