ABC News(NEW YORK) — Despite what you may have read this week, Amanda Knox and her fiance say they are not crowdfunding their wedding. They just posted about their wedding on social media, asking for tips and suggestions and sharing a link to their wedding website. That website is connected to a publicly-accessible wedding registry. “I did not put it out there expecting to get a dime from anyone,” Knox told ABC News.On Sunday, July 20, Knox posted on Instagram and Twitter about her upcoming wedding, which included a link to the couple’s “wedding story” website featuring the story of how they met and a series of photos of the pair through the years. It also has a button at the top of the site that connects to their registry.“Our wedding registry was never meant to be a crowdfunding source. It was meant for our family and friends and any well-wishers that I have” to see and participate in, said Knox, 32. “I have a lot of haters in this world but I have a lot of family friends and supporters as well. I wanted to share with them this fun, creative idea.”Creative it is. The wedding is space-themed, so to speak, with the cosmos apparently playing a big part in their celebration. There are multiple levels of patrons that visitors could opt to become — stellar, galactic, or temporal — that will help pay for things like “outrageous costumes, crazier puzzles, mind-bending sets, and extravagant alien food,” the website states.The registry does not solicit any specific gifts that may be staples of other wedding registries, such as place settings or blenders, with the couple writing at the top of the site: “Let’s face it, we don’t need any more stuff. What we do need is help putting on the best party ever for our family and friends!”“We’re big nerds when it all comes down to it,” Knox said in explaining the theme, adding “we’re taking a very nontraditional route to our wedding.”That includes the couple “writing a fun script,” Knox said, and asking guests to come in costume.“We’ve told the guests that they have been displaced into time and they should dress” as is appropriate in their time period, “whether that is ancient Rome or the mutant wars of the 22nd century,” said Knox’s fiance Christopher Robinson, 37.Knox said that she posted on social media about the wedding, which is set to take place on Leap Day aka Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, out of her excitement about the upcoming nuptials and “I didn’t have my normal restraint in deciding whether or not to share something with the world.”“I suppose I should have anticipated the hateful response and the utterly misrepresented response that the media had,” she said.Both she and Robinson, who work together on their podcast, “The Truth About True Crime with Amanda Knox,” felt that their wedding “means nothing” in the grand scheme of things and the news should be focused on bigger issues, like those who have been wrongfully imprisoned.The couple used a password-protected website for invited guests to RSVP, but they said that they didn’t want to put the registry behind a similar protection because, as Knox said, there are “thousands of people who are supportive of me who follow me” and she said that “very often [they] want to feel connected to me and I try my best to share that.”“We weren’t expecting people to go to the registries page,” Knox said.Robinson said that they have been “planning and paying for this wedding for a year,” and the website notes that an unexpected cost that they faced this year was to travel to Italy when Knox was invited to speak by the Italy Innocence Project.Knox was acquitted in 2015 for the murder of her roommate while the pair were studying abroad in Italy.Knox was 20 years old when she was accused of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in November 2007. Her case involved two appeals court trials and two Supreme Court decisions before she and her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were acquitted.Knox sees the reaction to the wedding registry as the latest example of “the tabloids deliberately misrepresenting me.”“In a way I anticipated this a little bit but I honestly didn’t expect the level of vitriol i thin in part because I am desperately in love with this person and I’m excited about it and excited to share it… it’s deeply sad that the news media has turned into a place where gratuitous shaming is making national headlines,” she said. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Online estate agency 99home has bought tenant referencing company, LandlordReferencing.co.uk and RentSafeUK Ltd following its founder’s retirement.99home, a one-stop property shop, offers residential and commercial property sales, lettings, property management, mortgages, and conveyancing – and clients now have access to in-house referencing and insurance services.Earlier this year, like many other ‘online-only’ agents which had originally launched with ‘up-front’ fees, it adopted a traditional ‘no fee, no sale’ approach in parallel. After the larger hybrids such as Yopa and Purplebricks, 99 Home rivals the other online agencies such as HouseSimple and Emoov by listings. It has 471 properties for sale and 97 to rent on Rightmove.Landlordreferencing.co.uk and RentSafeUK, provide landlords and tenants with comprehensive tenant referencing, credit checks, insurance products for landlords such as rent guarantee, tenant content insurance, portfolio insurance, and appliance cover.99home landlords can market their property on Zoopla, OnTheMarket and Rightmove on a no-let-no-fee basis by using the 99home platform and organise all their tenant checks and insurance.Vijay Vashistha, co-founder and COO of 99home (left) said, “With this acquisition, thousands of RentSafeUK and landlord referencing clients have access to market their property on 99home’s platform for the tenant-find services of £49.“We are moving towards a collaboration of PropTech, FinTech, InsureTech and BlockChain platform.”Paul Routledge, who founded RentSafeUK and LandlordReferencing.co.uk in 2010 and is a landlord himself with a 100-property portfolio, is retiring from the business but he will continue as an active advisor and stakeholder.99 home Vijay Vashistha Purplebricks Emoov November 26, 2019Nigel 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 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 » Agencies & People » Online estate agency buys referencing firm off retiring founder previous nextAgencies & PeopleOnline estate agency buys referencing firm off retiring founder99 homes, which currently lists 471 properties for sale, says the purchase is part of its plan to become a ‘one stop shop’ for house sales and renting services.Sheila Manchester26th November 20190733 Views
A huge search is on in Norfolk to find a missing estate agent after 23-year-old Chelsie Dack disappeared from her home in the early hours of yesterday morning.Search teams in Gorsleston-on-Sea near Great Yarmouth spent the day looking for the estate agent, who works at the Great Yarmouth office of seven-branch firm Howards Estate Agents as a sales negotiator.The search yesterday included the regional emergency rescue helicopter, which was spotted by locals flying up and down the nearby coastline looking for Dack, while the RNLI Lifeboat crew have also been involved as well as local police.Her mother Dawn Howell turned to Facebook to appeal for help finding her, describing Chelsie as slim, 5ft 7in with bright pink shoulder-length hair.“My daughter has gone missing, and I’m out of my mind with worry. Everyone is out looking including police,” she said, adding that she did not think her daughter had become depressed following the Coronavirus lock-down.Out of the ordinary“It’s very out of the ordinary as she is the most bubbliest person. She really is so happy and cheerful.”A Norfolk Constabulary spokesperson said: “Searches are being carried out in the local area and officers would like to hear from anyone who may have seen Chelsie and knows of her current whereabouts,”“Anyone with information should contact Norfolk Police immediately on 101.” Police are also asking for anyone with CCTV footage locally to come forward. chelsie dack Howards Estate Agents Gorleston-on-Sea 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 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Emergency services search for missing Norfolk sales negotiator previous nextAgencies & PeopleEmergency services search for missing Norfolk sales negotiator23-year-old Chelsie Dack from Gorleston-on-Sea near Great Yarmouth has not been seen since the early hours of Monday morning.Nigel Lewis21st April 202002,182 Views
Chicken Saltimbocca with Linguine at Vittorio’s Italian Restaurant at 1018 Asbury Avenue.A while back, I wrote a letter to OCNJ Daily saying how I was going to increase my support of Ocean City businesses by sitting down and eating a meal at an Ocean City restaurant every other Friday — in addition to my normal level of support of area businesses.We are approaching another “Dine Out Friday,” my friends, which of course begs the question: Where are you eating Friday?So far, I have had penne and chicken at Nonna’s Trattoria, French toast at Sunrise Café, a Philly roast beef sandwich at Varsity Inn, eggs benedict at Ready’s Coffee Shop and Restaurant, chicken saltimbocca at Vittorio’s Italian Restaurant, and a roast beef sandwich at Arlene’s on Asbury.January 2 marks the first day of my 2015 work year. And I will powering up for said year with a hearty breakfast at Sunrise Café. Then after breakfast I will walk into the office and start my 2015 work year! I will be posting a picture of my meal on OCNJ Daily’s Facebook page. I hope to see other people posting pictures this Friday, too!Ed SheppardOcean City
The Garden State Council of the Boy Scouts of America announced they will be recognizing Cape May County Freeholder E. Marie Hayes as one of the “Outstanding Women in South Jersey” at their 2018 Women of Achievement Awards Reception. The Achievement Awards Reception will be held at Auletto Caterers in Almonesson, New Jersey on October 16, 2018. Hayes is among six outstanding women being recognized for their public service and support of the Boy Scouts.“I’m honored to be recognized as an Outstanding Women in South Jersey. Over the past seven years dozens of women have been privileged to be recognized for their support of the Boy Scouts and I’m proud to be among this elite group of dynamic women. This event has helped by raising funds to benefit the programs of the Garden State Council of the Boys Scouts of America and that in turn helps scout troops in all of South Jersey,” Hayes said.The event will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner. The awards program will begin at 7:30 p.m. Individuals interested in attending this event can go to www.gardenstatescouting.org for more information. Cape May County Freeholder Marie Hayes
“Against the background of a recession and acute financial problems, I would like to see a radical change in attitude within the banking industry towards bakers in particular. A greater understanding of the problems faced by bakers and a greater willingness to lend are needed, and I hope the many good businesses that are having problems with loans, for example, will be able to get these issues sorted out quickly.”Within the marketplace, I hope that bakers will continue to make progress and that we continue to see profitable bakeries across the country.”I hope the Food Standards Agency will work constructively with the baking industry in Scotland and be a bit more pragmatic and realistic about some of the issues bakers face.”I also hope that, as we’re facing a chronic skills shortage issues in Scotland, bakers will understand that, for their future and the industry’s future, it is important to have a proper investment in skills and the SAMB has an important role in this. We need to make sure the proper infrastructure is in place to work with people to achieve these skills.”In a sense we’re lucky, as people will never stop eating, so if we get our acts together, make the most of opportunities and are creative and efficient, then the industry will be OK.”
WELD – Voters will choose a new selectman, review two updated ordinances and a slight budget increase at the annual town meeting this week. Voting will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Multi-purpose Room at the Town Office; the town will convene at 10 a.m. Saturday morning to vote on the other articles.Selectman Benjamin Hout is not running again this year, according to Town Clerk Carol Cochran, with David Rackliffe running unopposed for that seat on the three-member board. A contested election will be held for the five-year Planning Board seat currently occupied by Ernestine Hutchinson, as Patrick Lowe is challenging her for that position. Regional School Unit 9 Director Deborah Smith is running unopposed for another three-year term on the school board.The proposed $615,201 municipal budget represents an increase of less than 1 percent as compared to last year’s expenditures. Cochran said that a little more than half of that figure – $315,193 – was proposed to come out of taxation. The other $300,008 would be generated through a combination of revenue from the Undesignated Fund, state revenue sharing, appropriations from Franklin County for fire protection and transfer station usage and other fees.One new expenditure is a proposed $3,000 for Mt. View Cemetery. If approved, Cochran said, the funds would be used to hire a surveyor to create new lots in the recently-expanded cemetery.Residents will also be asked to weigh in on changes to two ordinances. The town is proposing to change the Building Ordinance into a Land Use Ordinance, bringing it into compliance with the state’s Uniform Building and Energy Code, which as of September 2019 applies to every town in the state. The change to the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance would add a fine system for violating permitting requirements, as well as an additional fee if the Planning Board had to hire an independent consultant as part of an application.
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Twelve-piece soul phenoms Tedeschi Trucks Band returned to Florida yesterday, hosting their annual Sunshine Music Festival in style. For the first night of the festival, TTB set up shop for a headlining performance in St. Petersburg, FL, bringing their powerhouse display to the historic town for a great night of music.Though their set didn’t include any guest appearances, that didn’t stop them from putting on a great performance. They worked in a number of covers throughout the night, including “Keep On Growing,” “Bird On The Wire,” “Color Of The Blues,” and more. They also played a cover of “Get Out Of My Life Woman,” undoubtedly a subtle tribute to the legendary Allen Toussaint on what would have been his 79th birthday.The set closed out with a rocking version of “Soul Sacrifice,” which you can watch in the video below, and was followed by a great encore that included the band’s hit song “Bound For Glory.”Check out last night’s setlist below, and don’t miss Tedeschi Trucks tonight for the second round of their Sunshine Music Festival in Boca Raton, FL.Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Sunshine Music Festival | St. Petersburg, FL | 1/14/17Set: Laugh About It > Don’t Know What > Keep On Growing, Bird On The Wire, Let Me Get By, Right On Time, Get Out Of My Life Woman, Color Of The Blues, Midnight In Harlem, I Wish I Knew, How Blue Can You Get, I Want More > Soul SacrificeEncore: Angel, Get What You Deserve, Bound For Glory
On Feb. 26 the Faculty Council met with Provost Garber to ask and answer questions as representatives of the Faculty. They also approved a proposal regarding simultaneous enrollment.The Council next meets on March 11. The next meeting of the Faculty is on March 3. The preliminary deadline for the April 7 meeting of the Faculty is March 17 at noon.