Sean poised for finish and place in history books

first_imgLinkedin Print Advertisement WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsSean poised for finish and place in history booksBy admin – April 29, 2010 718 Facebookcenter_img Twitter Previous articleGardai won’t be corrupted – NoonanNext articleSpain plays host to repeat of ‘05 and ‘06 as Munster battle Biarritz admin Email SPEAKING to the Limerick Post and with just 180 miles to the finish of his epic solo rowing voyage across the Atlantic, Limerick’s Sean McGowan is poised to be the first Irish man to complete the mammoth task of rowing the ocean.Emotional, but still able to draw on the huge support that has followed him, Sean told this journalist just what it was like as land and the finish line loomed. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It has been much harder than I thought, my body is wrecked and mentally I am reaching the end. I’ve been away from my family for too long but I have come so far, I have to keep going. Big waves crash over the boat in my face constantly and it is like a washing machine here at times.”The “highlight” of each day comes when his wife, Lorraine, sends messages of support to his satellite phone from those that know and even those that don’t know Sean. “Lorraine would type out the messages and send them by text to the sat phone and when I was feeling low I could read them in the morning and the evening. People I don’t even know were sending messages and my brothers have been great keeping the campaign going to raise money for  the charity. That has kept me going.” Battling a swirling current that has kept him perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, Sean notes the milestones that he must reach in order to make history. “The magic number is 59 degrees 26 minutes and when I hit that I will have crossed the Atlantic Ocean and after that it’s like threading a needle to the finish line as i have a tricky route in to follow. I am aiming to be finished by Monday but this Thursday I’m hoping to cross that magic line and make history.|. But his finish is not without danger and Sean is only too well aware of that. “Two boats have already had to be rescued after running aground on reefs. I’m still in the middle of the ocean and can see nothing but water. I’m not there yet.”With over 115 days rowing at sea, Sean will have one day to ready his boat to be shipped home when he finishes in English Harbour in Antigua. “Tuesday and Wednesday, all going well, I will get the boat ready to ship home and then I hope to land in Shannon next Friday. I will miss my daughter’s confirmation, but Lorraine will be there to support her. This has been so hard for them and I really can’t wait to get home to them”.Earlier this week, Mayor Kevin Kiely told  a meeting of the city council that everyone in the city is rooting for Sean McGowan and that he will be inviting him into City Hall to a special reception when he returns to Limerick.Click the tracking image on the right to follow the final stages of Sean’s epic journey and click his profile picture on top to send messages of support to his facebook page. last_img read more

#OMG… Here are the most successful estate agents on social media

first_imgThere has been much discussion within the industry about how important social media is for estate agents as a way to reach out beyond newsletters and the portals to potential customers.And now a definitive list of all the most influential agents in the UK has been published by Berkshire-based agency Marr Digital.It has looked at how many followers an agency has online and integrated that with scores from ‘influence’ tracker Kredscore to give agencies marks out of 100.The new list reveals that Sansome & George, a seven-branch home counties estate agency with an HQ in Basingstoke, is the top agent in the UK for social media with a score of 99.The company’s Twitter account has nearly 25,000 followers, almost 5,000 more than housing minister Christopher Pincher.Next most influential is seven-branch SW agency Thomas Morris with 96 points and 9,557 followers on social media, followed by Hunters with 91 points, the Frost Partnership in Buckinghamshire, and The  Manchester Estate Agent with 89 points.Others in the Top 20 estate agents on social media include Gibbs Gillespie, John D Wood and Co, Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward, Bradleys, Prospect and Haart.Marr Digital’s list also tracks other organisations (but not people) within the industry, giving high scores to The Property Ombudsman (92 points) and Estate Agent Networking (98).Other agents with honourable mentions include Mundys, the soon-to-be sold Douglas & Gordon, Ascent Properties, Stirling Ackroyd, Aspire, Morton Reeves, Mark David and also Townends, all of which scored 70 points or more.“I think it’s important from both a business and reputation point of view for agencies to grasp the nettle and create a meaningful presence on most of the social media platforms,” says Nick Marr, founder of Marr Digital (pictured).“It’s a low-cost means to communicate their voice, brand as well as market their difference. Consumers expect it and to over-rely on the portals for brand and reputation seems short-sighted.” As well as Marr Digital, Nick was one of the founders of The Tenant Shop and also HomesGoFast.com.Has the list missed your social media effort? Get in touch with Marr Digital.Kredscore Sansome & George twitter February 25, 2021Nigel 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 » Marketing » #OMG… Here are the most successful estate agents on social media previous nextMarketing#OMG… Here are the most successful estate agents on social mediaList published today by consultancy Marr Digital lists the estate agency brands with the biggest clout online.Nigel Lewis25th February 202102,620 Viewslast_img read more

Bruce Springsteen Plotting Unprecedented Broadway Residency

first_imgBruce Springsteen, The Boss himself, may be taking his famous worldwide stadium-sized live show to a very different kind of venue this fall. According to a report in the New York Post, Springsteen will make his Broadway debut at the Walter Kerr Theatre for an eight-week run. During the stint, Bruce will deliver a pared-down version of his massive live show to the 975-capacity theater five nights a week.Watch Bruce Springsteen Learn And Crush New Cover Mid-Show Like A Boss [Pro-Shot]As a source tied to the theatre reported to the Post, “He wants to play a smaller house. He wants to try something more intimate, and he likes the idea of being on Broadway.” Although the exact dates have not yet been finalized, the run will likely open in November. The pot was sweetened for Springsteen by a too-good-to-refuse deal from the company that owns the venue: no rent for the entire 8-week stint. “He’ll keep the lights on in the building, and they’ll sell gazillions of dollars worth of booze,” said the Post‘s source. As with most of his stadium shows, these performances will likely sell out in a matter of seconds.Some insiders believe Springsteen’s Broadway gig may be a prelude to another upcoming project: turning his best-selling 2016 memoir Born To Run into a jukebox musical in the same vane as successful productions like Jersey Boys.[h/t – New York Post]last_img read more