Nektan announces fourth extension to fundraising drive

first_img Regions: UK & Ireland Casino & games White label and gaming content provider Nektan has extended the deadline for orders for a placing to raise £3.0m (€3.5m/$3.9m) in working capital for the fourth time, after revealing that certain parties were proposing “unacceptable” terms in return for investment.The supplier aims to raise the money through an equity placement of ordinary shares, and had suggested that it would surpass its £3.0m target to ultimately raise £5.0m. This saw the placement deadline extended from 25 September to 2 October, then 9 October, before being pushed back to 18 October.However, negotiations with investors revealed that interested parties were proposing terms “unacceptable” to the board, resulting in these groups being excluded from the placing.Nektan added that it remains in discussions with other investors as it looks to hit its original £3.0m target. The business previously suggested that this funding was needed to ensure the business could continue as a growing concern. This, it said when the placement was first announced, could come through alternative sources, or through asset sales.As a result, the placing will remain open for orders until 5:00PM on 24 October, though the board reserves the right to close it earlier should sufficient funds be raised.Nektan’s efforts to continue trading has also seen it renegotiate the terms of its Series A and B convertible loan notes (CLNs), converting the Series A to ordinary shares, and extending the repayment deadline on Series B.It has also agreed to defer redemption dates of loans provided by executive director Gary Shaw and Venture Tech Assets (VTA), a company connected to Nektan’s non-executive director Sandeep Reddy.Shares in Nektan plc are trading at 5.75 pence per share Monday morning, having fallen 74.44% in value over the past year. 21st October 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Topics: Casino & games Finance Strategy Email Address Nektan announces fourth extension to fundraising drive White label and gaming content provider Nektan has extended the deadline for orders for a placing to raise £3.0m in working capital for the fourth time, after revealing that certain parties were proposing “unacceptable” terms in return for investment. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Which are the best shares to buy now, growth or dividend shares?

first_imgCompanyP/EPEG Glencore13.20.1 I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Others hovering just outside the top five include Persimmon (7.8%), Vodafone (7.5%), and HSBC (7.5%). So there’s a nicely diversified dividend selection available. And I reckon there’s growth potential in some of these too.The dividend yield does not tell the whole story, and I’ll examine dividend selection criteria in more detail in a later article. But this should be enough to get you started thinking about dividend investing.Top growth sharesFor my growth share selection, I’m using a measure called the price-to-earnings-growth (PEG) ratio. It’s something that compares the current valuation of a share with its forecast earnings growth. And a lower number is better, providing it’s positive. I think it’s vital to keep valuation in mind when looking for growth shares rather than just earnings growth. Without that, we can get sucked into share prices being pushed to silly levels, and suffer big losses when the bubble bursts.Now, because many companies are expecting a big earnings drop this year followed by a quick recovery next, there are lots of FTSE 100 shares with very low PEG ratios. In this list I’ve just selected five of the very lowest, picking from five different sectors. I’ve also included P/E multiples for a bit of extra information. Some of them pay decent dividends too. Polymetal International8.5% Image source: Getty Images Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. BP8.4% Aviva8.4% CompanyForecast yield I reckon it’s a brilliant time to start buying shares right now, while the stock market crash is throwing up so many cheap ones. But to reap the biggest benefits, you need to have a long-term strategy. Typically, investors are split into two camps. Some seek share price growth, while others seek income from dividends.Generalising a bit, dividend investors are often seen as preferring safety, while growth investors are prepared for a bit more risk. Me, I’m happy to take the cash whichever way it comes.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Breaking it down into growth and dividend stocks can help narrow down the bewildering array of choices out there. And it can help you focus on the measures you’re happiest with. I’m going to pick five of each from the FTSE 100, based on two simple measures.Top dividend sharesFor dividend shares, I’m just looking at forecast yield. That’s the expected dividend expressed as a percentage of the share price. So a share priced at 100p paying a 5p dividend yields 5%. I’m basing this on the forecasts for next year, not the current year, to try to look as far past the Covid-19 crisis as possible. Such forecasts will be very uncertain now, but will be partly based on long-term trends, so I think it’s a useful exercise. These are the five biggest dividend yields in the FTSE 100 (though it will vary depending on which forecasts you use and how share prices change)… Next16.30.2 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’ll examine growth investing further in a later article, where I’ll cover some pitfalls of using the PEG ratio and some types of companies it doesn’t work well for. But for now, we at least have a small selection whose forecast growth makes them look promising. And the way HSBC has shown up in both lists is intriguing. Taylor Wimpey9.90.1center_img Alan Oscroft owns shares of Aviva and Persimmon. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Next. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Associated British Foods, HSBC Holdings, and Imperial Brands. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Associated British Foods15.60.3 Legal & General9.5% I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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Whistler Residence / BattersbyHowat Architects

first_img Canada ArchDaily Projects Year:  “COPY” Whistler Residence / BattersbyHowat Architects Photographs:  Sama Jim Canzian   Save this picture!© Sama Jim CanzianLocated in a Whistler neighborhood halfway up the mountainside, this house was designed for clients who appreciate the timber structure characteristic of a Whistler Chalet, but desired a unique family home for seven that would capture this ambience without its typical organization and aesthetic.Save this picture!© Sama Jim Canzian Situated in a prominent site, the visual mass of the structure was diminished by making a substantial portion of the house appear to be below grade through the strategic removal of bedrock, and by the extension of the living room terrace over the garage. An upper courtyard deck area was also carved in to the massing to gather light centrally into the house. The result is a home that looks deceptively modest in relation to the neighboring properties. Save this picture!© Sama Jim CanzianThe careful allocation of program allows for retreat zones for both adults and children on the uppermost and lower floor levels respectively. Privacy is also achieved through edited views from within the home that capture the many distant mountain peaks along with the immediacy of the rock and flora that embed the house in its site. The lowest level, which connects directly to grade, has a maze-like disposition of private and communal spaces. Exposed concrete walls bracket seamless wood lined alcoves that provide access to the sleeping quarters and service spaces located on this level.  Save this picture!© Sama Jim CanzianThe main floor is a large open room animated by multiple natural light sources and varied views to the forest and mountains beyond. As on the first floor, walls extend past corners obscuring the space’s sense of containment. On the exterior, walls operate in a similar manner by extending the perceived limits of the interior and cropping views to control exposure and privacy. Save this picture!© Sama Jim CanzianStanding seam metal roofing and black stained shingles clad the main form of the structure. In contrast, recessed areas are lined with clear finished red cedar, douglas fir beams and large planes of glazing that bring warmth and light into the interior spaces.Project gallerySee allShow less’Latest Works’ Lecture by Manuel Aires Mateus at MITArticlesMONU Magazine New Issue: Non-UrbanismArticles Share Area:  1050 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Whistler Residence / BattersbyHowat ArchitectsSave this projectSaveWhistler Residence / BattersbyHowat Architects Architects: BattersbyHowat Architects Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Sama Jim Canzian+ 29 Share CopyAbout this officeBattersbyHowat ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesWhistlerCanadaPublished on April 20, 2012Cite: “Whistler Residence / BattersbyHowat Architects” 20 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses 2010 Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/227636/whistler-residence-battersbyhowat-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Whistler, Canada “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/227636/whistler-residence-battersbyhowat-architects Clipboardlast_img read more

RSF is extremely preoccupied by the new restrictive press law adopted by Parliament

first_imgIf this law is promulgated, Reporters without Borders calls on the international community and, especially, the European Union to adopt a very firm attitude not against the population of Zimbabwe but against its leaders. News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Zimbabwe RSF_en ZimbabweAfrica In a letter addressed to President Robert Mugabe, Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF – Reporters Without Borders) expressed its serious preoccupation with the adoption by Parliament of a new law on the press and privacy. “We ask that you not promulgate this law, and that you publicly express your commitment to press freedom in your country,” said Robert Ménard, general secretary of RSF. The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa According to the press and privacy law passed by Parliament on 31 January 2002, all journalists will have a one-year, renewable accreditation that will be granted by a commission. Those in violation of this law can be sentenced to up to two years in jail and a fine of 100,000 Zimbabwean dollars (approximately 2,000 euros). In addition, only Zimbabwean citizens or permanent residents of the country will be eligible for this accreditation. Foreign journalists will be allowed to work in the country for a “limited time”, only after they have been approved by Zimbabwean embassies in their home countries. Foreign companies will only be allowed minority investments in Zimbabwean media companies. This law also makes it illegal to publish the deliberations of the Council of Ministers and other governmental departments. “For almost two years, press freedom in Zimbabwe has deteriorated. In 2001, more than twenty journalists were arrested and the fear is real that this new law lead to an increase in arrests in 2002,” said Robert Ménard. “If this law takes effect, you will have put the finishing touches on any chances the Zimbabwean people might have to enjoy a free, independent press during this crucial period of presidential elections.” The law may be slightly less strict than the first version, but its interpretation allows the government a great deal of latitude in enforcing it, which leads us to fear the worst. Foreign journalists will no longer be able to practice their profession, and this would be unique in Africa. On 14 January, a Malagasy journalist went to Zimbabwe on vacation and was turned back at the Harare airport after presenting his passport, which specified that she was a journalist. News February 1, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RSF is extremely preoccupied by the new restrictive press law adopted by Parliament Reports Organisation In 2001, Zimbabwe became one of the most repressive countries in the African continent concerning press freedom. Twenty local journalists were arrested and three foreign correspondents were expelled from the country. President Robert Mugabe is listed by RSF as one of the thirty-seven (37) “predators” of press freedom in the world. November 12, 2020 Find out more Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail November 27, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information ZimbabweAfrica to go further News Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell September 1, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Wells Fargo Names New Head of Operations

first_img Tagged with: Wells Fargo The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Wells Fargo 2020-04-28 Seth Welborn Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Wells Fargo Names New Head of Operations Previous: Housing Reform: Step by Step Next: Log In Virtually For the LL100 Servicer Summit Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Wells Fargo Names New Head of Operations April 28, 2020 1,306 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Wells Fargo & Company has announced that Lester Owens will join the company in the newly created role of Head of Operations, responsible for building a more unified, more integrated approach to Wells Fargo’s business operations functions. Owens, who joins Wells Fargo in late July 2020, will report to Chief Operating Officer Scott Powell and will serve on the company’s Operating Committee.“Lester is a highly regarded operations executive with more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and a passion for excellence, customer experience, efficiency, and transformation,” said Powell. “While everyone at Wells Fargo shares the responsibility for operational excellence, Lester’s team will enable us to deliver the best experience possible for our customers while driving consistent execution across our business operations functions, including contact center operations, client servicing support, money movements within our businesses, lending operations, and other functions. We will all benefit from having Lester’s deep experience and talent in this critical role.”Owens joins Wells Fargo from Bank of New York Mellon, where he was Global Head of Operations, responsible for a team of 20,000 employees supporting every stage of the client investment lifecycle, including account creation, trading, clearing and settlement, and asset servicing. Prior to joining BNY Mellon, he spent 10 years at JP Morgan Chase, where he was responsible for Global Wholesale Banking Operations, among other roles. Lester previously led significant operations functions for Deutsche Bank, Citibank, and Bankers Trust. Owens is a graduate of Long Island University and the Fairleigh Dickinson Executive MBA program.The bank is currently the brink of settling a lawsuit alleging a computer error led the bank to deny loan modifications to some homeowners who later lost their homes to foreclosure. An $18.5 million settlement is awaiting final approval from a district judge, who said Thursday he intends to approve the settlement on a preliminary basis after reviewing the notice to the class action case members, according to Law360.Tom Goyda, a spokesperson for Wells Fargo, told Law360 Thursday, “It is important to note that we have prevailed on all of these lawsuits that have reached a final decision and have not paid any money directly to a suing city/county or to any private lawyers.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

UPDATE: Third person rescued after boat capsized off Malin Head

first_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Homepage BannerNews Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Google+ Pinterest Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday 17th JulyNext articleMan and teenager dead after fishing boats capsizes off Malin Head News Highland A third person has been recovered from the sea off the coast of Malin Head following a search and rescue operation.Lough Swilly RNLI, the Coastguard and the Coast Guard helicopter were tasked to the scene after a fishing vessel capsized at about 4pm this afternoon.One person was airlifted to hospital earlier this evening after a local vessel rescued two people from the water.Meanwhile, a third person has since been rescued in a joint operation by RNLI crews from Lough Swilly and Greencastle.center_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – July 17, 2018 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows UPDATE: Third person rescued after boat capsized off Malin Head Pinterest Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

Murder of prominent 1970s Hollywood director Barry Crane solved 34 years later, police say

first_imgDenver Post via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — The mysterious death of a prominent Hollywood TV director and producer may have finally been solved — 34 years later.Barry Crane was found dead in his garage in North Hollywood, rolled up naked in bed sheets, by a housekeeper in July 1985. His death was ruled a homicide by bludgeoning and strangulation. Crane’s vehicle was stolen, but later recovered and police were able to recover forensic evidence.But the mystery of Crane’s death lingered for decades without being solved.He served as directer or producer on many of the biggest television shows of the 1970s and 1980s: Mission Impossible, Mannix, CHiPs, The Incredible Hulk, Hawaii Five-O, Dallas, The Bionic Woman, The Six Million Dollar Man, Trapper John, M.D. and Wonder Woman.In 2006, and again in 2018, a Los Angeles Police Department detective from Robbery Homicide Division (RHD) requested that evidence, including fingerprints, be retested. After an attempt in July 2018, RHD received a forensic match to Crane’s suspected killer: Edwin Hiatt, who resided in North Carolina, police said.Detectives traveled to Rutherford College, North Carolina, and interviewed Hiatt on March 8, during which Hiatt admitted to killing Crane, according to the LAPD. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed one count of murder against Hiatt and issued an arrest warrant.The FBI Fugitive Task Force arrested Hiatt on Thursday in North Carolina, where he is awaiting extradition to California.Appearing in court on Friday morning, Hiatt used a wheelchair and spoke in a mumble, according to his court-appointed lawyer, Steven Cheuvront. He will next appear in court on June 7.Hiatt was 18 years old in 1985, according to Charlotte ABC affiliate WSOC. The station spoke to Hiatt as he was being taken to jail.“I don’t have a really good memory,” Hiatt said. “Anything is possible back then because I was big into drugs.”Crane, in addition to being a top TV director, was a renowned bridge player. Crane was described as having won more titles in the card game “than anyone else in the history of the game” by an article in The New York Times reporting his death.The American Contract Bridge League renamed its yearly top point-getter trophy after Crane in the wake of his murder.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Impact of abrupt sea ice loss on Greenland water isotopes during the last glacial period

first_imgGreenland ice cores provide excellent evidence of past abrupt climate changes. However, there is no universally accepted theory of how and why these Dansgaard–Oeschger (DO) events occur. Several mechanisms have been proposed to explain DO events, including sea ice, ice shelf buildup, ice sheets, atmospheric circulation, and meltwater changes. DO event temperature reconstructions depend on the stable water isotope (δ18O) and nitrogen isotope measurements from Greenland ice cores: interpretation of these measurements holds the key to understanding the nature of DO events. Here, we demonstrate the primary importance of sea ice as a control on Greenland ice core δ18O: 95% of the variability in δ18O in southern Greenland is explained by DO event sea ice changes. Our suite of DO events, simulated using a general circulation model, accurately captures the amplitude of δ18O enrichment during the abrupt DO event onsets. Simulated geographical variability is broadly consistent with available ice core evidence. We find an hitherto unknown sensitivity of the δ18O paleothermometer to the magnitude of DO event temperature increase: the change in δ18O per Kelvin temperature increase reduces with DO event amplitude. We show that this effect is controlled by precipitation seasonality.last_img read more

Thanks for making the 2018 Field of Heroes a success

first_imgTo the Editor:As we approach our 100th Anniversary, on behalf of all officers and members of our World War I Historical Joyce-Herbert VFW Post 226 and Veterans Museum, we thank Mayor Davis, the Bayonne Board of Education, District Administration, our sponsors, committee, and our community for a 3rd successful Field of Heroes honoring all veterans. This year’s honors were given to Mayor Richard A. Rutkowski-US Army, Mayor James J. Donovan-US Army, Jack Graham-US Air Force, and Andrew Szyposzynski-US Army. A monument stands in front of our beautiful Bayonne High School with the engraved names of all honorees, including 2016 honorees: Victoria DelRegno, RN-US Air Force, Glen J. Flora-US Army, Denis Miranda-US Navy, John Nicaretta-US Army, Frank Perrucci-US Merchant Marines, Henry Sanchez-US Navy; and 2017 honorees: John Baccarella-US Army, Alfred E. Bell-US Army, Donald J. Cruden-US Marine Corps, Barry J. Dugan-US Marine Corps, Donald S. Miller-US Army, and Frank D. Polera-US Marine Corps. We thank our dedicated committee who made this year’s program just as exceptional as the 2016 Field of Heroes initiated by Dr. Patricia L. McGeehan: Dr. Michael A. Wanko, Joseph Broderick, Dr. Dennis Degnan, Dan Ward, Richard Baccarella, Neil Carroll, III, Brandon Wahler, Tim Craig, Thomas Hart, James Pondillo, and Dr. McGeehan. We thank our Police, Fire, & McCabe’s Ambulance Honor Guards, Veterans’ Color Guards, Bayonne Police Pipes &  Drums, BHS Honors Choir, Band, Bugler Michael Malloy, Veterans, Bayonne Fire & Police Depts, and Boys’ Baseball Team, Food Services, Pete Amadeo, and BHS Model UN students Sasha & Maysoon Elzanfali, Frank Libutti, Tashu Gupta, and Ghenwa.A special thanks to our Sponsors: UNICO National Bayonne Chapter, Freeholder Kenneth Kopacz, Creative Hair Studios, McCabe Ambulance Service, BCB Community Bank, BRR Corporation/The Chandalier, J&J Printing Co., R. Kellner Allstate Agency, Planet Wings, and Pompei Pizza of Bayonne. We sincerely thank guest speaker Lt. Colonel Jerome Parker, U.S. Military Academy, West Point and appreciate all support given to our World War I Historical VFW Post 226 Veterans Museum Education Program.COMMANDER GLEN J. FLORAlast_img read more

Former Teacher Lorie Rice Makes New Profession a Family Affair

first_imgLorie Rice with her husband Brad, of Ocean City, with their children Rocco, 7, and Anna, 8, enjoy family time. By Maddy VitaleLorie Rice found the perfect way for both she and her husband to work outside of the home and still manage to find quality time to raise their children in Ocean City.Rice quit her job as an art teacher in Atlantic City after 12 years, worked as a wellness coach for a while, and then, in October 2017, she began her journey into the life of real estate, to be alongside her husband Brad Rice. They work for Patrick Halliday Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors, 754 Asbury Ave. “It has always been my vision to have my life and work intertwined,” Rice, 40, said. “This means that I don’t have to juggle, but that everything blends together.”  The couple lives in the north end of Ocean City with their kids Anna, 8, a third-grader, and Rocco, 7, who is in the first grade.“My mom lives here in Ocean City and loves to spend time with the kids,” Rice said. “This helps.”And the fact that they work just seven blocks from their home makes it extremely convenient for family time.“If one of us has something urgent to take care of, it’s very easy for the other to hold down the fort at home,” Rice said.  There wasn’t a question of where she wanted to work.“I chose to work with Patrick (Halliday) because of his integrity and work ethic.  Patrick does a very high volume of business here on the island,” Rice explained. “He knows the market.  He knows what is fair and reasonable. It’s been a pleasure to work with him and learn from him.”Halliday remarked about Lorie Rice’s background and how it transfers to real estate work very well.“When working with clients, it is important to understand ever changing market conditions. Lori’s background in education has provided her the tools a knowledge to recognize the changing trends throughout the market,” Halliday said. “Having the ability to educate our clients on future market trends has allowed them to take advantage of opportunities others may not recognize.”Before Rice made the leap into real estate, she worked in Halliday’s office.She quickly learned that she could apply her skills and life experience to help others in real estate.So, the former teacher took steps to begin a new career.She enrolled in real estate school over the summer and in three months she got her license.And she was ready to get out there and sell.“I took the long route. There is one that takes two weeks. I couldn’t wait to start,” Rice said.The former educator was confident that her skills as an effective communicator who was professional and very organized would add up to a superb agent. “You have to have very good communication skills to work with children, parents, the administration and run your classroom,” Rice said. “Teaching is a hard job.”Before long, Rice took a spot next to her husband and she quickly fell in love with her new set of responsibilities.Whether she is helping a buyer, seller or investor, she likes it all, because she is helping people and there are extra perks – specifically the flexible schedule.“I never have a problem answering calls or dealing with urgent situations with our buyers and sellers because of the situation we created,” Rice said of working with her spouse.And there hasn’t been a better time to get into real estate, she remarked.  Calling it an “amazing shore market,” Rice said it is a “fair and unique time in real estate.”“The market is strong and that is good for buyers and sellers,” Rice said.Rice enjoys getting to know her clients, discussing the market and helping people understand the true value of their homes. With the market continuing to rise, it is a great time for investors to purchase a shore home, she said.  “It is a wonderful time for sellers,” Rice said. “I think we have a unique situation going into spring and will see a lot of transactions.”  Rice knows she made the right choice in her change of career for her happiness and the happiness of her entire family.“Each day is different for us and that is what I like. Brad and I work together as a team in the office and at home,” Rice said of working with her husband. “We work differently, but we each have our strengths. Working as a couple to help our clients is very powerful.” Lorie Rice loves working with her husband Brad as a real estate agent at Patrick Halliday in Ocean City.last_img read more