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Reapit reveals its global and tech ambitions with first CTO appointment

first_imgProperty software market leader Reapit has appointed Dawson Scott as its first Chief Technology Officer and tasked him with making the company a more significant proptech player and a ‘global’ force.Scott started at the company yesterday, joining from Thai telecoms firm True Corporation and before that spells at DPD and Rolls-Royce.Reapit says it has appointed Scott to lead its efforts to be more innovative and customer-centric for sales and letting agents, and help direct its fast-paced acquisition programme since being bought by a US private equity firm 18 months ago.Last year that included buying web design firm Resource Techniques Ltd, mobile-based agent work management service Pocket Size Media and marketing platform AgentBox.Global platform“Reapit has the vision and acknowledged position as market leader, and perhaps, more importantly, the reputation for innovation and reliability – to become the global platform for real estate professionals,” says Scott (pictured, above).“I am pleased to be joining the group at this very exciting time and I look forward to working as part of the Reapit leadership team for our CEO, Gary Barker.”Barker says: “Appointing him to CTO is testament to our dedication of putting our customers’ success at the heart of the business. Dawson’s role and his wealth of expertise and knowledge will translate into significant value for our customers.”Reapit is based principally in the UK and Australia but also has a presence in Europe, and Scott’s appointment is a clear sign that the company has designs on becoming a more global provider of estate agent software.proptech Reapit April 25, 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 » Reapit reveals its global and tech ambitions with first CTO appointment previous nextProducts & ServicesReapit reveals its global and tech ambitions with first CTO appointmentSoftware market leader says new appointment reflects its desire to be more ‘proptech’ and extend its global reach beyond the UK and Australia.Nigel Lewis25th April 201901,873 Viewslast_img read more

Allsop raised £29m at April online auction

first_imgGary Murphy Allsop held its first residential auction entirely online, raising £28m. 76% of all lots sold.Gary Murphy, Auctioneer, said, “The auction was scheduled for 31st March but was moved to 2nd/ 3rd April to make arrangements and inform buyers and sellers. The bidder registration process required pre-payment of contract deposits and buyers’ fees. In all, over 780 unique bidders entered the registration process with more than 300 going in to place bids over the two days. “It was a great relief to see that there is still a competitive market for residential property. As ever in times of crisis, buyers focused on quality of location and security of income. London homes fared relatively well. Ground rents remained popular. Interestingly, development opportunities remained in demand. Pricing attractively will be absolutely critical to success over the coming months.”Whilst looking forward to holding multi-channel ballroom auctions when it’s safe, Allsop is confident that its sales online will continue to be able to clients and buyers.”online auction Gary Murphy Allsop auctioneers May 11, 2020Jenny van BredaWhat’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 » Auctions news » Allsop raised £29m at April online auction previous nextAuctions newsAllsop raised £29m at April online auctionThe Negotiator11th May 20200210 Viewslast_img read more

Post-doctoral

first_imgPost-doctoral research position in Department of Medicine,Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition, University ofMaryland, BaltimoreA full-time Post-Doctoral research position is available in thelaboratory of Dr. Zhe “Zion” Han in the Department of Medicine,Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition at the Universityof Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore as of November 1, 2019(until filled).The Han lab uses Drosophila and human cell lines to study geneticdiseases affecting heart, kidney, blood, muscles, metabolism andaging. We combine genetics, epigenetics, biochemistry, cellbiology, developmental biology, and bioinformatics to study themolecular mechanism of disease, identify / validate disease causinggenetic variants, and test potential therapeutic drugs based on thedisease mechanism.We are seeking highly motivated researchers with a PhD degree inrelated area, with an interest in developing animal models forhuman diseases and potential therapeutically treatment. Candidatesshould have at least 2 years of biomedical research experience, beable to work independently, have critical thinking abilities, andgood written and oral English communication skills. Previousexperience with Drosophila genetics or bioinformatics are preferredbut not required.If interested, please email a CV, a short personal statement todemonstrate your interest and qualification, and the names andcontact information for three references to Dr. Zhe “Zion” Han atEmail: [email protected] University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity,Affirmative Action employer encouraging excellence throughdiversity. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, andprotected veterans encouraged to apply.Qualifications :We are seeking highly motivated researchers with a PhD degree inrelated area, with an interest in developing animal models forhuman diseases and potential therapeutically treatment. Candidatesshould have at least 2 years of biomedical research experience, beable to work independently, have critical thinking abilities, andgood written and oral English communication skills. Previousexperience with Drosophila genetics or bioinformatics are preferredbut not required.If interested, please email a CV, a short personal statement todemonstrate your interest and qualification, and the names andcontact information for three references to Dr. Zhe “Zion” Han atEmail: [email protected] University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity,Affirmative Action employer encouraging excellence throughdiversity. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, andprotected veterans encouraged to apply.last_img read more

Oxford remembers Stephen Hawking

first_imgOxford is today paying tribute to the world-renowned physicist and former student, Professor Stephen Hawking.The 76 year-old died peacefully at his home in Cambridge in the early hours ofWednesday morning, his family said.Hawking arrived at Oxford aged 17, where he studied natural sciences at University College. After completing his undergraduate degree in 1962, he went on to gain a Masters and a PhD at Cambridge.Prof Hawking became one of the world’s leading scientists, whose most notable work led tosignificant scientific developments in the understanding of black holes and relativity. He also wrote several popular science books, including the bestselling A Brief History of Time, which has sold over 10 million copies since first being published in 1988.Hawking achieved all this despite being diagnosed with motor neurone disease while a student, eventually meaning he had to use a wheelchair and communicate using a computerised voice.University College are flying their flag at half-mast today, in memory of their former student. In a statement posted on their website, the College said: “It is with great sadness that College notes the passing of Professor Stephen Hawking – Univ OM (1959, Physics) and Honorary Fellow … our thoughts are with his loved ones at this time.”The flag @UnivOxford at half mast today pic.twitter.com/qOEcwLIfle— Tamsin Mather (@tamsinmather) March 14, 2018Univ’s JCR President, Maninder Singh Sachdeva told Cherwell: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Prof Stephen Hawking, and as members of Univ, I think we all feel a great sense of pride to think that Hawking started his academic career here.”Sachdeva also noted how the legacy of Prof Hawking remains important to Univ students today. He said: “[Univ students] have been and will continue to be inspired by the work, determination and passion he displayed during his lifetime. I do not think that Hawking will ever be gone in our eyes, whether we study his scientific discoveries in our degrees, use his words as motivation in our lives, or relive his journey, we have all been touched by his life in one way or another.”The University have also paid tributes to Prof Hawking. In a tweet, they said: “We’re very proud to call Stephen Hawking an alumnus of Oxford, and enormously saddened by his passing. Our thoughts are with his family. He reminded us all to “be curious”, for there is “always something you can do and succeed at”.”Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web and professor of Computer Science at Oxford, said: “We have lost a colossal mind and a wonderful spirit. Rest in peace, Stephen Hawking.”A condolences book will be opened at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where Prof Hawking worked.last_img read more

Commentary: Buttigieg For President?

first_imgCommentary: Buttigieg For President?January 24, 2019, By Mary Beth SchneiderTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS—I can tell you all the reasons why Pete Buttigieg shouldn’t run for president.First, there’s the fact that a bunch of you are now saying: Butti-Who?Then there’s the fact that he’s the mayor of South Bend—a city of about 100,000 people. Not exactly a power base, and no one has jumped directly from a mayor’s office to the Oval Office.Throw in that he’d be the first openly gay man to be president, with his husband the first man in the spouse’s role; he got clobbered in his only statewide race, 2010 run for treasurer; he has no campaign war chest.But I can also tell you why Buttigieg is most definitely considering a run for president — and I believe has already made the decision to join a bulging Democratic field.He’s smart, a graduate of Harvard and Oxford universities. He’s a U.S. Naval Reserve veteran who served in Afghanistan. He was the pick of every former Democratic National Committee chairman to win that job last year, wowing activists even as he lost. He’s had a flood of glowing national profiles that use words like “wunderkind.” And his name was among only four former President Barack Obama cited as representing the future of the Democratic Party.It’s practically a law that you can’t run for president without authoring a biography/policy book and Buttigieg’s comes out Feb. 12, “The Shortest Way Home: One Mayor’s Challenge and A Model for America’s Future.” (If that doesn’t sound like a campaign stump speech, I don’t know what does.)Wednesday, squeezing in a quick call as he drove between mayoral stops in South Bend, Buttigieg would admit only to “getting close” to a decision. The questions he’s weighing aren’t about fundraising or polling.“To me, the process of determining to run for office at this moment is: Do the needs of the office match what you bring to it?” Buttigieg said. “It’s asking whether what you bring to the table is different.”Some of his differences are obvious. And at 36, he’d be the youngest nominee for president ever taking on the oldest president. But he’s also a white man facing a Democratic base that in 2018 supported more women and people of color than ever before. Still, more than anything Democrats are looking for someone who can beat Donald Trump. Buttigieg is an unapologetic progressive who can sway those who wanted Bernie Sanders in 2016. And his story — turning around a dying city lamenting the past by helping them reach for the future — may win over the swing voters who didn’t see Hillary Clinton as someone in touch with their lives.“We need more voices from the middle of the country,” Buttigieg said. “This is a part of the country that Democrats to our dismay lost touch with in recent years. I have very high regard for a number of leaders in our party who are from the coasts. But I think it would be a terrible mistake if the only faces our party put forward were people in federal office who come from the east or west coasts.”Buttigieg thinks some misconstrued the lessons of the 2016 election. “There’s this theory that our part of the country is all about nostalgia and resentment, and I don’t think that’s true.”But they do want to thrive again. His message: “To recapture what made the innovators of the early 20thcentury so productive … one of the things we have to do is emulate the fact that their focus was on the future, not the past.”Buttigieg said Democrats will be tempted in the 2020 election “to talk about a restoration of normalcy. We’re going to want to come out and say, ‘this is just chaotic, it’s exhausting, let’s go back to where we were before, let’s have it be like 2009.’ If there weren’t some real deficiencies with the way things have been in the past, we never would have gotten to the messed-up state we’re in in the present.”He doesn’t mention Trump, but his message is clear: A winning campaign has to be more than anti-Trump; it has to lay out a vision for the future.He’s a long shot, of course. But in 1975 I sat on a couch at the University of Illinois student union, one of only four or five students who came to meet a candidate for president. His name was Jimmy Carter.FOOTNOTE:  Mary Beth Schneider is editor of TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.This article was posted by the City-County Observer without opinion, editing or bias.Print Friendly, PDF & EmailFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Setting the stage for Roe v. Wade

first_imgContrary to popular perception, Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 landmark decision on abortion, was not the spark that set off a firestorm of debate on the issue.Rather, say the authors of a new book on the circumstances that led to Roe v. Wade, the country was already polarized over abortion, even if the debate was being framed in a very different way from today.Linda Greenhouse, a former New York Times reporter and now the Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale University, and Reva Siegel, the Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law at Yale, provided new perspectives on interpreting Roe v. Wade on Thursday (Nov. 4) during the 2010-11 Maurine and Robert Rothschild Lecture at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.The pair’s new book, “Before Roe v. Wade: Voices that Shaped the Abortion Debate Before the Supreme Court’s Ruling,” draws on articles, pamphlets, letters, and other archival sources, much of which is housed in the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe, to recreate the political landscape of the country in the early 1970s.The results are “fascinating and disturbing,” as Nancy F. Cott, director of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, said in her introduction of the speakers.The authors set out to explore “How did abortion come to be a matter of constitutional concern?” Greenhouse told the Radcliffe audience. “It seems obvious to us now but it wasn’t so obvious then.”“More than we expected, we found ourselves documenting political conflict which emerged … before the Supreme Court said a word,” she said.Various institutional motivations for change (or no change) on abortion policies emerged in the 1960s, Greenhouse said. There were physician groups concerned about the health impact of illegal abortions, environmentalists seeking to ease population growth, the women’s movement, the Catholic Church, and the Republican Party.Abortion had been criminalized state by state during the 19th century; “it’s not the case that the Founding Fathers lived in a world where abortion was a crime,” Greenhouse said. But “in the early 1960s, there was not a single place in America where a woman could get a legal abortion unless there was a serious threat to her health.”The emerging feminist movement saw abortion as a woman’s right to control her own body, with pioneer Betty Friedan in 1969 characterizing abortion rights as civil rights. The issue then was one of equality, not of privacy.The Catholic Church began mounting vigorous opposition to the decriminalization of abortion during the late 1960s; at that time, Greenhouse said, evangelistic Christians were not “stalwarts in the anti-abortion” efforts.Republicans began using abortion as a political issue at a time when the party was making inroads into traditionally Democratic Catholic strongholds. Patrick Buchanan, then part of Richard Nixon’s administration, pushed Nixon to promote anti-abortion policies, Siegel said. Buchanan may have been personally against abortion, she stressed, but it proved to be a potent political issue.The Republican “assault book” against Democratic presidential challenger George McGovern in the 1972 campaign stressed the “triple A arguments” of “abortion, amnesty, and acid.” Nixon won by a landslide.Republicans eased off the abortion issue after the election, perhaps, Siegel said, in part due to an August 1972 Gallup poll in which 64 percent of respondents said that abortion was a decision that should be left up to the woman.Such details provide “a different model of the backlash” against abortion rights that emerged after the 1973 decision, Siegel said.Moreover, it’s worth considering just what the Supreme Court justices understood when they were dealing with Roe v. Wade, the authors said. “It’s a great puzzle what Roe means in 1973 and what it means under controversy in 1983, 1989, or 1992 or today,” Siegel said. Abortion has become “a social practice whose meaning evolves in history and it has come to play a highly symbolic role in our national political life.”An estimated one-third of American women will have an abortion during their life and it remains one of the country’s most common surgical procedures, Greenhouse said. Studies also show that women are not psychologically damaged by the experience, she said.“We don’t talk about that in a public space because we are supposed to be all sad about the fact that somebody had to have an abortion,” Greenhouse said.Alumna and former Radcliffe College trustee Maurine Pupkin Rothschild ’40 and her husband Robert Rothschild ’39 established the annual Rothschild Lecture at the Schlesinger Library in 1989.last_img read more

Mexico near approving Russian vaccine, with little data

first_imgMEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is close to granting approval for Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, with lots of spy drama but little public data available. The approval process described by Mexico’s assistant health secretary Tuesday sounded like a cold-war spy thriller, and may not foment confidence in the shot. Hugo López-Gatell said a Mexican technical committee on new medications has recommended approving the vaccine, adding only “some details” were lacking. But he also said that despite weeks of conversations with Russian officials, he could not get his hands on the results of Phase 3 trials, which would indicate how effective the vaccine is.last_img read more

15 Stirring Encore Azalea

first_img Volume XXVII Number 1 Page 15 Encore azaleas are causing a real stir among Georgia gardeners. Developed in Louisiana in the early 1980s, they’re being promoted as “twice-blooming” (spring and fall) azaleas.Actually, in 2002 at the Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens in Savannah, they had a nice spring bloom followed by sporadic blooms throughout the summer and fall. Eight cultivars are on the market now, from a compact dwarf form 2 feet high to large, upright forms for use as background plants. Unlike other azaleas that grow vegetatively after flowering, the Encore series grows vegetatively for about a month, then begins setting buds and flowering in mid- to late summer. Encore azaleas are patented plants sold to retailers by Flowerwood Nursery in Cairo, Ga., for about $10 per 1-gallon container. So expect a premium price at the retail level. These cultivars are available: Autumn Rouge, strong pink to red, 5 ft. high by 4 ft. wide. Autumn Royalty, rich purple, 5 ft. high by 5 ft. wide. Autumn Brava, bright red, 4 ft. high by 4 ft. wide. Autumn Coral, coral pink, 3 ft. high by 4 ft. wide. Autumn Embers, orange-red, 3 ft. high by 4 ft. wide. Autumn Monarch, reddish flecking with ruffled edges, 5 ft. high by 5 ft. wide. Autumn Amethyst, vibrant purple, 4 ft. high by 4 ft. wide. Autumn Cheer, rose pink, 2 ft. high by 3 ft. wide.Encore azaleas are being evaluated in test gardens in Georgia. Georgia Extension Service horticulturists say the jury is still out on their cold and heat hardiness, pest resistance and overall performance in the landscape. By Gary Wade Georgia Extension Servicelast_img read more

VBM Announces Best Places to Work in Vermont

first_img2006 Small toMedium Sized Companies (15 to 99) This initiative was designed to:Identify and recognize Vermonts best employers who strive to create and build better workplaces for their employees;develop definitive information to help existing companies in Vermont retain their workforce;and promote Vermont best employment opportunities to attract new workers. Burlington, VTNovember 30, 2006VermontBusiness Magazine (VBM) announced tonight that AIRS Human Capital Solutions andKing Arthur Flour Company are the top ranking companies in the Best Places to Work in Vermontcompetition. AIRS Human Capital Solutions takes home the first place ranking inthe small to medium sized business category (15 to 99 employees). King ArthurFlour Company is listed as the number one best place to work in Vermont in the large sizedbusiness category (100 and over employees). VBM Announces Best Places to Work in VermontAIRS Human Capital Solutions and King Arthur Flour arenamed number one in their categories.The awardprogram is the first of its kind offered statewide in Vermont, and is modeled after FortuneMagazines 100 Best Companies to Work for in America. Over 25 businesses applied to be considered for thecompetition, but only 14 were named as one of Vermonts best places to work. Rankingcompanies were evaluated and chosen by the Best Companies Group, an independentcompany managing Best Places to Work programs in many states around the country. The Best Companies Group, assisted by ModernThink,LLC, conducted an assessment of participating companies that was a two-partprocess designed to gather detailed data about each company. In part one, theemployer completes a questionnaire and in part two, employees of the companycomplete an employee survey. Listings of the finalists from both the small tomedium-sized and large-sized companies, arranged in ranking order is included. center_img v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}.shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} NicoleLH 30 79 2006-11-30T20:36:00Z 2006-11-07T20:26:00Z 2006-11-30T20:41:00Z 1 547 3124 26 7 3664 10.2625 Print MicrosoftInternetExplorer4st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”;} The survey data was then combined to enable theexperts at ModernThink, LLC to determine the strengths and opportunities of theparticipating companies. The companies were then ranked based on this data. ModernThink,LLC also created Assessment Findings Reports that are returned to eachparticipating company. General comparisons of a companys data to the rest ofthe field are also included. The information companies received will be almostas valuable as finding themselves on the final list. Tobe eligible for consideration, companies must have met the following criteria:Be a for-profit or not-for-profit businessBe a publicly or privately held businessHave a facility in the state of VermontHave a minimum of 15 employees in the state of Vermont VBMpartnered with The Vermont State Chamber of Commerce, Vermont Chapter of theSociety of Human Resources Management, Vermont Department of Economic Development,and Vermont Department of Labor to present the award. CompanyCityAIRS Human Capital SolutionsStamford,  CTEdward JonesLong Beach, CANRG Systems, Inc.Hinesburg, VTResource Systems GroupWhite River Junction, VTPhysicians Computer CompanyWinooski, VTBasin Harbor ClubVergennes, VTAmerican Flatbread CompanyWaitsfield, VTTPW Managementlast_img read more

Report: Vermont doing poor job in informing taxpayers about stimulus spending

first_imgSome states are making dramatic improvements in their Recovery Act websites but others are still failing to make effective use of online technology to educate taxpayers about the impact of the stimulus. Vermont was cited as fifth worst in the nation. So finds Good Jobs First in Show Us the Stimulus (Again), a report released today which updates GJF’s July findings; text plus state appendices at: www.goodjobsfirst.org/stimulusweb.cfm(link is external).”Some states are striving to deliver on President Obama’s promise that the Recovery Act would bring unprecedented transparency and accountability,” said Good Jobs First executive director Greg LeRoy. “Led by Maryland, which again receives our highest score, these states’ Recovery Act websites help taxpayers understand and evaluate how the Recovery Act benefits their state.”On a scale of 0 to 100, the study rates the disclosure on more than $200 billion in ARRA funds flowing through state governments to communities, organizations and individuals. It grades information on programs and on specific grants and contracts, with special emphasis on jobs data and the geographic distribution of spending.  “Cinderella states such as Kentucky and Illinois swept from the bottom in our previous assessment to the top tier in our new ranking,” said Philip Mattera, GJF’s research director and principal author of both reports. “Many others have improved their sites and are effectively incorporating the data states transmit to the federal Recovery.gov website. The state sites and Recovery.gov are both vital to public understanding of the Recovery Act’s performance.”Top-rated states are: Maryland (87), Kentucky (85), Connecticut (80), Colorado (72), Minnesota (72), Wisconsin (72),California (69), Illinois (69), Oregon (67), Massachusetts (65), Georgia (64), West Virginia (64), New Mexico (62), New York(62), Pennsylvania (62), Montana (61) and Arkansas (60).Worst-rated, from the bottom, are: North Dakota (5), District of Columbia (6), Missouri (10), Alaska (13), Vermont (13), Louisiana (16), Mississippi (17), Idaho (18), Oklahoma (18), Texas (18) and South Carolina (19).The biggest Cinderella stories are Kentucky, which soared from 47th place to 2nd; Illinois (50th to 7th); Minnesota (34th to 4th); and Utah (50th to 24th).The study includes state-specific scoring sheets and recommendations for improvement based on best practices. Good Jobs First is a non-profit, non-partisan research center based in Washington, DC.SOURCE: Good Jobs First. WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —last_img read more