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Posted by: | Posted on: May 7, 2021

Brexit jitters

first_imgJoining the big Brexit debate, estate agents across the UK are commenting that the EU Referendum is causing havoc in the property market.Paul Smith, CEO of haart (left), said, “The EU referendum is causing high levels of short-term uncertainty, making both buyers and sellers nervous, resulting in a fall in activity. New buyer demand for example, declined 5 per cent on the month in May across the UK and 6 per cent in London. This is in turn leading to a slowdown in house price growth.“Whether we remain in the EU or not, the UK, particularly London will not falter as a safe haven for investment. It is the uncertainty around our status in the EU that is causing the market to stagnate, once we know the outcome, regardless of what it is, the property market will become reinvigorated. In the long term, house prices will bounce back once more as the age-old problem of a disparity between the amount of stock available and the number of buyers competing, rears its head.”Meanwhile Richard Barber (right), Director at W.A.Ellis, said, “Transaction levels within Prime Central London, which have halved since March, according to LonRes; only 110 houses have sold within SW1, SW3, SW7, SW10, W8, and W14, which is indicative not just of the hesitancy surrounding the EU Referendum, but the huge increase in the cost of moving at the upper end of the market.“Various apocalyptic visions of what may or may not happen if we leave the EU on June 23rd have continued to confound the electorate over the last two months. As a result, it would appear that buying a new property has been put on hold by the majority of potential purchasers until the future of the UK is determined”Adrian Gill (left), director of Your Move and Reeds Rains added, “The housing market is holding its breath ahead of the EU referendum and after a rapid sprint at the start of the year. This 0.4 per cent dip in average house prices in England & Wales since April will be a welcome respite for those hoping to get their first foot on the ladder. The stamp duty surcharge and the Government’s anti-landlord policies are weighing down the market, but the main factor is short-term confidence ahead of the 23rd June referendum.”Stephen Matthews, Director, Greene & Co. said, “Buyers and sellers are choosing to wait for the result rather than acting now and as a result we’ve seen a slowdown in activity levels over the last few weeks. It’s important to note however that despite speculation, we see this merely as being a delay to the market; as with all elections and referendums, the property market experiences a slight dip and normally recovers relatively quickly once the results are known. It is important to remember that the property market is often driven by need – families need to move because of schools, jobs and changing circumstances and those factors will always override economic uncertainty. In the case of a Brexit, it may take a little longer for the uncertainty to die away as we wait for the renegotiations with Brussels to take place but in the long term the UK property will return to its position and a bastion of strength.”Paul Smith Adrian Gill property market Richard Barber Brexit Stephen Matthews EU Referendum 2016-06-16The Negotiator Related articles City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 First-time buyers, not Stamp Duty, now driving market says leading agency29th April 2021 Lettings market booms as millions seek new homes after lockdown29th April 2021What’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. Home » News » Housing Market » Brexit jitters Brexit jitters16th June 20160645 Viewslast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: May 3, 2021

This Week At USI

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Lighting a Tradition, a campus-favorite holiday event, is set for Monday, November 25, at the University of Southern Indiana. Full of family-friendly festivities, the event is open to the public and runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m.Holiday caroling, horse and carriage rides, train rides around the Quad, photos with Santa, karaoke, hot chocolate and cookies make this annual event an evening of fun and merriment.Hosted by the Student Alumni Association, donations of hats and scarves will also be collected for distribution at a local shelter.Activities will be located primarily in the Quad and University Center (UC) areas. Holiday carnival games begin at 5:30 p.m. Caroling begins at 6 p.m. in front of the David L. Rice Library, followed by the ceremonial lighting of The Quad’s holiday lights at 6:15 p.m. Refreshments and other activities will begin shortly thereafter.Event updates can be found on Facebook and on the USI events calendar at calendar.usi.edu. For questions, contact Lauren Smith, assistant director of Alumni Relations and Volunteer USI, at 812-464-1924 or [email protected], November 27 – Sunday, December 1CampusThanksgiving BreakUSI will not hold classes on Wednesday, November 27 and will be closed Thursday, November 28 – Sunday, December 1 for Thanksgiving Break. The University will reopen and classes will resume at 8 a.m. Monday, December 2.Thursday, December 5 – Wednesday, December 11Rice PlazaFall 2019 finalsUSI will not hold classes on Wednesday, December 4 in order for students to prepare for upcoming final exams. Final exams begin on Thursday, December 4 and run through Wednesday, December 11. Students can check their finals schedule at the USI website by visiting the Registrar’s Office page.10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, December 7USI CommencementUSI Fall Commencement to be held Saturday, December 7The University of Southern Indiana will hold two Fall Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, December 7, in the Screaming Eagles Arena. The ceremony for the College of Liberal Arts and the Romain College of Business will be held at 10 a.m. The ceremony for the College of Nursing and Health Professions and the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education will be held at 1 p.m. Doors will open one hour prior to each ceremony. In all, 708 degrees will be awarded, including master’s degrees, post-bachelor certificates, bachelor’s degrees and associate degrees. Read MoreExhibit open through Saturday, December 7Praxis.jpgNew Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art to feature popup exhibitionThe New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary will host “Praxis,” a popup exhibition, through Saturday, December 7. “Praxis” is a physical manifestation and continuation of the dialogue initiated between the panelists and audience members of the Marketing Yourself as an Artist event that was held this past September. More Informationlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: March 2, 2021

Watch Holly Bowling’s Beautiful Take On Grateful Dead’s “Unbroken Chain” [Premiere]

first_imgHolly Bowling continues to wow fans everywhere she goes, taking on the catalogs of jam greats like Phish and the Grateful Dead in a totally unique manner. A classically trained pianist from San Francisco, Bowling first caught the jam scene’s eye with her solo piano interpretation of the famed “Tweezer” jam from Lake Tahoe in 2013.Praise for Bowling’s technique only grew from there, as she eventually released a full album of Phish interpretations called Distillation Of A Dream. Naturally, Bowling set her sights on the jam scene founders themselves: the Grateful Dead.“The Grateful Dead’s music lends itself easily to a solo instrumental interpretation in part because it’s music with intricate songwriting,” says Bowling. “That’s a big piece of it, as anything too repetitive would be difficult to arrange in this format. But more importantly, I think it works because of the depth of emotion expressed in the music.”The pianist is set to release Better Left Unsung on December 9th, a two-CD/three-vinyl album that explores the music of the Grateful Dead in solo piano composition form. You can read all about the album, and find pre-orders, here.With the new album coming out so soon, we wanted to get fans excited by sharing some of Bowling’s foray into the Dead’s catalog. We’re excited to premiere a brand new live video of Bowling’s interpretation of “Unbroken Chain,” played at the Lost Sierra Hoedown on September 24th in Johnsville, CA. Enjoy below!Bowling takes us inside her love of the Grateful Dead and scoring their music. “With solo piano music, and classical music in general, I love the structures and intricacies of composition, but it’s the emotional expression and unspoken human-to-human connection expressed in it that really makes me fall in love with a piece of music. The Dead’s music is just full of that. I feel it. Everyone who loves the Dead’s music feels it. And I think part of the reason my reinterpretation works is because this music resonates with me and holds a lot of meaning. It’s easy to open up and make that connection and pour emotion into these works. And you can feel that when you’re listening. It’s all about connection and expression of human emotion.I don’t mean to downplay the beautiful songwriting–that’s a huge part of it too. The chord changes in “Unbroken Chain,” for example, are unexpected and stunningly beautiful. I feel just as strongly about them as I do about Schubert’s surprise turns of harmony, and he’s one of my absolute favorite composers. They hit me the same way. But even then, we’re back to emotion again! It’s music that makes you feel something, deeply. It’s powerful.”We can’t wait for Better Left Unsung to be released on December 9th, and we also can’t wait to see Holly performing at the upcoming Brooklyn Comes Alive festival on October 22nd. Brooklyn Comes Alive brings over 50 musicians to three venues in Brooklyn, pairing them in exciting super group formations throughout a day full of excellent music. With musicians from The String Cheese Incident, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Disco Biscuits, Dead & Company, Snarky Puppy and more – including Holly Bowling – don’t miss out. Tickets can be found here.For more about the Better Left Unsung album, including pre-orders, head here. The full tracklisting and Holly Bowling’s upcoming tour dates can be seen below.Better Left Unsung TracklistingHelp On The Way > Slipknot!Franklin’s TowerCassidyBird SongWharf RatUnbroken ChainCrazy FingersCryptical Envelopment > The Other OneRow JimmyTerrapin Station (Suite)Eyes Of The World (6/18/74 Lousisville, KY)China DollDark StarHolly Bowling’s Upcoming Tour DatesOct. 22 – New York, NY – Brooklyn Comes AliveOct. 23 – Beacon, NY – The Towne CrierDec. 31 – The Cutting Room – New York, NY[Photo by Jessie Bell]last_img read more