Lang McLaughry Real Estate merger creates Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty

first_imgLang McLaughry Real Estate, the largest real estate firm in Vermont, with 15 offices, has merged with Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, which has three offices in New Hampshire. Together, they have acquired Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, which has five offices in southern Vermont. The combined entities will operate as Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, with a total of 23 offices and over 220 sales associates across Vermont and New Hampshire.Staige DavisPrinciple partners of the new firm are Staige Davis, CEO, and Buff McLaughry, COO, (Lang McLaughry Real Estate), and Stephanie Wheeler and Pam Perkins, both partners and vice presidents (Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty). Other top executives are Tom Heney, partner and EVP, Alan DiStasio, EVP of brand development, and Lisa Coneeny, EVP of southern region.The decision to merge was announced in a joint statement from all of the principle partners: “By bringing together three of the region’s most established, locally grown agencies, we will be better positioned to offer the highest and best level of service. The name of the new company, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, exemplifies the beautiful areas we represent, and we will continue to grow the strong personal ties that have anchored us in our individual communities. The affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty gives us the strength, marketing power, and global reach of a large brand with an established reputation for quality, while each of our respective agencies brings with them a storied past, loyal customers, and deep roots in the areas we serve.”Lang McLaughry Real Estate was formed in 2007 in a merger that brought together Lang Associates, founded in 1969 and owned by Staige Davis, and McLaughry Associates, founded in 1959 and owned by Buff McLaughry, to create the largest real estate firm in Vermont. The two locally owned, well-established firms offered its clients over 60 years of experience, and grew from 12 offices primarily servicing the Champlain Valley and Upper Valley to 15 offices since 2007.  Now Lang McLaughry proudly serves the Champlain Valley, Central Vermont, North East Kingdom, Southern Vermont and Upper Valley. Staige Davis says, “We have been continually committed to offering the best real estate services in the area. Joining forces with two of the region’s top agencies and affiliating ourselves with a globally recognized brand such as Sotheby’s International Realty will allow us to maintain that commitment to excellence, and to offer our clients an unprecedented level of service. We are excited to be working with two agencies that, like Lang McLaughry Real Estate, have deep roots and established histories in the communities they serve, and look forward to showcasing the best of what Vermont and New Hampshire have to offer.”The new Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty will be headquartered in South Burlington and continue to maintain their local roots and focus, while leveraging the marketing resources and global reputation of the Sotheby’s International Realty worldwide network. Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty listings will also be marketed on the sothebysrealty.com(link is external) global website.Whether buyers are in the market for a full-time residence, or a second home, Four Season’s Sotheby’s International Realty offers unparalleled real estate services in the most desirable communities in Vermont and New Hampshire.http://fourseasonssir.com/(link is external).About Four Seasons Sotheby’s International RealtyFour Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty is one of the finest real estate companies in Vermont and New Hampshire, with the goal of providing its customers and clients with an exceptional level of service and unparalleled exposure. With 23 offices and over 220 highly qualified and professional associates across both states, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty is uniquely positioned to provide superior, innovative real estate services.About Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLCFounded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby’s International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services.  In February 2004, Realogy entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby’s, the operator of the auction house.  The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system. Affiliations in the system are granted only to brokerages and individuals meeting strict qualifications. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744.  www.sothebysrealty.com(link is external).last_img read more

Industrial Echo joins Intermarine fleet

first_imgDelivered in Portugal in mid January, the vessel sailed for Hamburg, Bilbao, and Gijon where the ship is loading project cargoes for Brazil and Uruguay.Nominated as the E-Class series, these 10,000 DWT vessels feature dual 250 tonne cranes that may be combined for 500 tonne lifts.With an overall length of 139 m and beam of 20 m, the ships have a similar hull design as the seven Century and six Diamond class vessels operated in Intermarine’s services, but with increased cargo carrying capacity.last_img

South Africa bans popular Chicken Licken ‘Big John’ ad

first_imgThe ARB ruled in favor of complainant, South African Sandile Cele, who said the ad “makes a mockery of the struggles of the African people against the colonization by the Europeans in general, and the persecutions suffered at the hands of the Dutch in particular”.Chicken Licken strongly disagrees with these findings, saying the ad is actually a “proud and patriotic” attempt to uplift the South African spirit. The restaurant says it has a right to express tongue-in-cheek humor.Related South Africa Rastafarians South Africans’ love for chicken South Africa Elections Coverage Chicken Licken has been ordered to withdraw its “Big John” television advertisement immediately because it “trivializes an issue that is triggering an upsetting for many South African people” – colonization.The ad amounts to offensive advertising, the Advertising Regulatory Board (a replacement for the defunct Advertising Standards Authority) said in a ruling, and so is unsuitable for South African audiences.The ad portrays the travels of a young black South African, John Mjohnana, or Big John, who sets off in 1650 to satisfy his hunger for adventure. Along the way, he overcomes various threats, including floods and wild animals, before arriving on a new shore and naming his discovery “Europe”.last_img read more

2019 Fantasy Hockey Rankings: Defensemen

first_imgDefensemen isn’t the most exciting position in fantasy hockey, but with the 2019-20 NHL season almost ready to get underway, having a good set of D rankings on your draft cheat sheet is a necessity. Fantasy Alarm is here to help you spot the top players, sleepers, and potential busts at this position. There will only be a handful of defensemen drafted in the first three rounds, but the early-middle rounds should see a run featuring many of the players below. Fantasy Alarm is giving us a sneak peak of its D rankings with its top 20, but you’ll need more names filed away once your draft starts. For more defensemen and rankings at every position, get a free one-week subscription to Fantasy Alarm and check out its ultimate fantasy hockey draft cheat sheet! DOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Free one-week Fantasy Alarm subscription We’ll update these rankings as needed before the season begins Oct. 2.  2019 DRAFT RANKINGS:Center | Left wing | Right wing | Goalie | Cheat sheet2019 Fantasy Hockey Draft Rankings: DefensemenRankPlayerTeam1Brent BurnsSJ2Erik KarlssonSJ3Victor HedmanTB4John CarlsonWSH5Roman JosiNSH6Kris LetangPIT7Dustin ByfuglienWPG8Tyson BarrieTOR9Mark GiordanoCGY10John KlingbergDAL11P.K. SubbanNJ12Torey KrugBOS13Shea WeberMTL14Seth JonesCBJ15Morgan RiellyTOR16Thomas ChabotOTT17Drew DoughtyLA18Jacob TroubaNYR19Alex PietrangeloSTL20Keith YandleFLAFor more D rankings — plus rankings at every position — visit Fantasy Alarm for a FREE one-week premium subscription.last_img read more

Utah basketball team makes it a doubly-good day for Ute fans

first_imgLAS VEGAS – The Utah basketball team made it 2-for-2 for Uteville Saturday, following up on the football team’s big victory earlier in the Las Vegas Bowl with a 59-46 victory of their own over UNLV at MGM Grand Arena late Saturday evening.Delon Wright scored 17 points and Brandon Taylor added 16 as the Utes overcame a poor shooting first half to improve to 8-2 on the season. The Utes were aided by some poor shooting by the Rebels who only managed 32.7 percent from the field on 17 of 52. The Rebels were also an atrocious 10 of 23 (43.5 percent) from the free throw line.“It was like one of those heavyweight fights that wasn’t very pretty,’’ said Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak of some of the sloppy play and poor shooting by both teams.The Utes shot just 28 percent in the first half on 7 of 25 from the field, but improved to 50 percent in the second half and finished at 39.6 for the game.“We were far more patient and stayed with it in the second half,’’ said Krystkowiak. “We talked about not rushing it. We were really sped up in the first half.’’The No. 14-ranked Utes came in hoping to erase the bad taste left in their mouth by their last game at MGM when they fell way behind early and were beaten by Arizona 71-39 in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Tournament.They trailed much of the first half before taking a 24-23 halftime lead on a reverse layup by Wright at the buzzer off a Ute steal. That gave the Utes some momentum and they came out stronger in the second half, playing more aggressive according to Taylor.“I felt we weren’t aggressive enough in the first half,’’ said Taylor. “They’re one of the top blocking teams in the country and we kind of played right into their hands and I thought we could get more aggressive.’’In the second half, the Utes started heating up as Wright and Dakari Tucker each hit a 3-pointer to stake the Utes a 32-25 lead. They pushed the lead to 10 at 44-34 as Jakob Poeltl scored six of eight Ute points. The Utes pushed the lead to 51-38 with 5:48 left on a jumper by Taylor and then coasted home from there.Both teams came into the game at 7-2 with Utah’s only losses coming to ranked San Diego State and Kansas, while the Rebels’ only two losses this year had come against Pac-12 schools Stanford (89-60) and Arizona State (77-55).The Utes had a large and raucous contingent of fans on hand at MGM, still giddy over the decisive victory earlier in the day. They were easily a match for the Rebel fans, who clapped to “Viva Las Vegas” and chanted “Re-bels” throughout the game. Ute fans answered with loud chants of “Let’s go, Utah’’ and were much louder in the second half as the Utes took control of the game.Utah led early before the Rebels went ahead on 21-17 on baskets by Rashad Vaughn and Jelan Kendrick before the Utes came back to take the halftime lead on Wright’s basket.UNLV was led by Vaughn with 16 points, while Christian Wood had eight points and 13 rebounds.In the first game of the MGM Showcase Saturday night, No. 16 Washington improved to 10-0 by edging No. 15 Oklahoma 69-67. The Huskies, who led 40-27 at halftime, were led by Jernard Jarreau with 12 points and Mike Anderson and Robert Upshaw with 11 points apiece.UTE NOTES – The Utes were outrebounded for the first time this season 41-37. Ute forward Chris Reyes led the Utes with 10 rebounds . . . The Utes have two more non-conference games – against South Dakota State Wednedsay and Carroll College Dec. 30 — before starting Pac-12 play. The Utes will play USC on Jan. 2 and UCLA on Jan. 4 . . . Ute junior Jordan Loveridge missed his fifth straight game with a knee injury . . . This marked the first time UNLV had played a game in Las Vegas on The Strip, away from the Thomas & Mack Center . . . The Rebels play at No. 3 Arizona Tuesday night . . . The Rebels are coached by former BYU assistant coach Dave Rice, who has compiled a 78-34 record in three-plus seasons going into Saturday’s game . . . Former NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was on hand to support Coaches vs. Cancer and was honored at halftime . . . In Utah’s last game in February of 2011, the Utes lost 67-54 to UNLV. The Utes last appearance in Las Vegas came in the 2011 Mountain West Conference Tournament where they lost to San Diego State 64-50. Related Runnin’ Utes felt at home in Vegas thanks to fanslast_img read more