Online estate agent Settled gets £1.2m in funding

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Online estate agent Settled gets £1.2m in funding previous nextAgencies & PeopleOnline estate agent Settled gets £1.2m in fundingDigital brother and sister win new round of funding for their online-only estate agencyNigel Lewis20th June 201701,993 Views Settled, an online estate agent which was launched a year ago and claims to help vendors cut ‘time to sell’ in half when compared to traditional agents, has won £1.2 million in funding from two venture capital firms.The backing includes money from Piton Capital, which is already funding two other property companies, Paris-focussed online property information firm and German removals platform Move24.Settled was set up by former Google executive Gemma Young with her brother Paul (pictured, right) who has a background in online marketing, in 2014.Online estate agentThe pair raised seed funding from entrepreneur John Hegarty’s start-ups venture capital firm The Garage Soho, and subsequently picked up £1m from a Silicon Valley venture capital firm – 500 Startups – last year.Hegarty is one of the three people who set up legendary advertising firm Bartle Bogle Hegarty during the 1980s.The online estate agent launched last year and at the time said it was aiming to disrupt the UK property buying and selling process by empowering home owners and cut out the middleman.The company now says it has sold properties worth £250m. It charges £499 to sell a property, a fee that can either be paid up-front or a month after signing up.This includes photos, portal listings, floorplans, a For Sale sign, online valuation support and viewings management software. Like Purplebricks, vendors do their own viewings.“We’re passionate about creating platforms and technologies which empower a new and growing segment of consumers who simply want buying and selling homes to be more straightforward, modern and digital,” Gemma told“We all strive to own our own home and to move along the property ladder but we tend to dread the processes we have to go through to get there. We’re focused on tackling the problems; creating a next-level approach to buying and selling homes which will help everyone feel more ‘Settled’.”Gemma Young Paul Young Settled online estate agent John Hegarty June 20, 2017Nigel 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 2021last_img read more

Lab Specialist

first_imgIs this a restricted position?Yes Open Until FilledYes Normal Work Days/HoursMonday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm * Please describe your previous experience of general cell andmolecular biology and biochemical laboratory techniques.(Open Ended Question)* Please describe in detail your previous laboratorymaintenance experience, including what you think constitutes awell-maintained lab.(Open Ended Question)* Please describe your previous mouse care experience.(Open Ended Question) Quick Link Recruitment TypeMulti Title Minimum Hiring Standards Preferred Hiring Standards Scope of SearchLocal University Code34051 Is this position eligible to participate in alternative workarrangements?No Working TitleLab Specialist Job Open Date08/25/2020 ORP EligibleNo Employee GroupUniversity Employee Detail oriented, highly organized, some experience with standardbiological/chemical laboratory practices, good communication andreceptive language skills, ability to multitask and to work in adiverse environment is required. At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity,service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. Apremier, urban, public research university nationally recognized asone of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place towork. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supportedand your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leavepackage, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and anopportunity to do mission-driven work. Position Information Organizational Overview Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities Bachelor’s degree in the biosciences. Priority will be given toindividuals with demonstrated experience with one or more of thefollowing: previous laboratory experience in general cell andmolecular biology and biochemical laboratory techniques, includingcell culture, DNA /protein quantitation, PCR, immunoblotting, andmice handling is preferred. Recruitment PoolAll Applicants Is this employee on a H1B Visa? For more information on ORP, visit:Retirement Plans Application Process/Additional Information Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range$32,000 – $45,000 Job StatusFull-Time Sensitive PositionYes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will berequired. DepartmentHuman & Molecular Genetics University TitleLab/Research Technician 1 FLSA IndicatorNon-Exempt CampusMCV Campus Position TypeStaff Posting will close on or before University Job FamilyResearch & Innovation Job CategoryResearch Position Number546890 Resource CriticalNo Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeReference Letter – 1Reference Letter – 2Reference Letter – 3Optional DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOther DocumentCurriculum Vitae (CV) Hours/Week40 Posting Specific QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). The primary objective of this position is to further the researchconducted in the Department of Human & Molecular Genetics. Thetechnician will be working in the laboratory of a single facultymember to aid in the research goals of the faculty member. Thegeneral responsibilities of this position is to perform molecularbiological and immunological experiments supporting research underthe supervision of faculty member, to maintain mouse colonies(breeding, genotyping, surgery etc.), and to produce experimentalreagents (cells, proteins, or viruses) for the laboratory as awhole.1. Research and experimentationPerformance of general cell and molecular biology and biochemicallaboratory techniques, such as tissue culture, Western blotting,immunoistochemistry, PCR, transfection, FACS analysis, cloning,mice handling, etc. Prior lab experience is preferred.2. Lab MaintenanceGeneral laboratory maintenance including ordering chemicals andmaintaining accurate and detailed records; breed, genotype, andmaintain transgenic mice, maintaining records of isotope use anddisposals, chemical waste disposal, dishwashing and use ofautoclave, etc.3. TrainingTraining students and others on lab techniques andprocedures.4. OtherOther duties as assigned.last_img read more

Women’s Blues Hockey

first_imgThe Blues looked to kickstart their faltering start to the campaign bytaking on newly-promoted Cardiff in a top-tier BUSA South Premier clash.Oxford started brightly from the first touch of the ball, pressuring theCardiff back four via the new diamond midfield formation being trialled bycoach John Shaw in a bid to freshen up the tried and tested women’s system.The tactical shift bore almost immediate fruit, with a switch around theback through the pivotal Jo Sumpter resulting in a right flank advance. Thesprightly Jess Barnes, well served all day by the midfield, tore away fromher marker with a characteristic change of pace and fed Beth Wild whorattled home an unerring across goal shot to open the scoring. BuoyantOxford were still tested by the immensely talented Cardiff spine but quicklylearned to frustrate their talismanic players and dominate proceedings.Despite conceding a succession of short corners, Cardiff couldn’t find ariposte, largely due to the imperious form of Jess Hughes and the composeddefensive duo of fresher Jo McNaught-Davis and captain Vicky Anderson.Hughes brought out a spectacular double-save midway through the second halfafter another threatening Cardiff break and the near-miss spurred the Bluesinto action, as the ball was brought out of defence again a rapid break wasspearheaded by Alice Cook, seemingly reborn in her behind-the-front-tworole. The forward phalanx won a timely short corner but the initial shotwas saved, only for the ball to fall to Sumpter in the second phase who,with time on her side, made no mistake from the top of the D. Oxfordcontinued to create chances and a fast end-to-end game was enjoyed by themodest watching throng but they couldn’t pull away into a further leaddespite many clear cut chances, and the game ended 2-0last_img read more

Oxford University releases Michaelmas Term plans

first_imgThe University has today released plans to reopen to students at all levels from the start of Michaelmas term. “Our commitment to supporting our students includes their health and wellbeing and the quality of their experience. We are working closely with the colleges and student representatives to achieve this balance. We will take active steps to ensure all students can access Oxford’s enriching opportunities regardless of their background or personal circumstances. For example, Oxford SU is planning a virtual version of its Freshers’ Fair, giving new and returning students the chance to engage in their wider student community, and find out about the wide range of clubs and societies and local organisations that support students. Image credit to Max Pixel. The University is also working with the city of Oxford to prepare for the influx of students in autumn to reduce additional burdens on local services. Additionally, given than building may not be operating at full capacity, it is considering the possibility to extending term time “to ensure students get suitable levels of contact time”. Prof Martin Williams, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, said: “The Oxford University experience is unlike any other. We want all our students to enjoy Oxford’s academic and social opportunities as fully as possible, and these plans will help them to do so within the constraints of the ongoing pandemic. Large-group teaching like lectures will remain online “at least for the first term”, hosted over Canvas and other platforms. The University also states that it will support students who need to self-isolate on returning to the UK, but students will need to arrange accommodation with college: “They will accommodate you from the date of your arrival, at the usual rates.” “We recognise that these are unsettling times, but have worked hard to provide opportunities for all to connect with other students and thrive in these new conditions, whether face-to-face or online – regardless of their backgrounds, or any disadvantage or disruption they may have faced as a result of Covid-19.” In addition, “Oxford has set out clear guidance as to what is expected of students and staff and how they can best protect themselves and others. This includes a dedicated testing service, support for students needing to self-isolate, and clear guidance informed by scientific advice.” Colleges will be open with accommodation available for students, as well as libraries and laboratories, though in a more limited capacity. The University has stated: “Work is also ongoing to preserve the much-valued social aspects of college life for students”. The SU Fresher’s Fair has been moved to a virtual format. Guidance states that the University recognises some will not be able to return in Michaelmas, for travel or health reasons, but that all students are expected to be in residence by the start of Hilary term. last_img read more

The Elkhart Jazz Festival has been cancelled for this year

first_img Twitter Facebook Facebook The Elkhart Jazz Festival has been cancelled for this year Previous articleSen. Bernie Sanders drops out of the 2020 Presidential raceNext articleFood trucks coming to Indiana rest stops to help keep truckers and essential travelers fed Tommie Lee WhatsApp By Tommie Lee – April 8, 2020 0 887 Pinterest (Photo supplied/Elkhart Truth) The annual Elkhart Jazz Festival is taking the year off, due to the coronavirus.Festival co-chair Kurt Janowsky told The Elkhart Truth on Wednesday that the festival would not take place. The City of Elkhart has decided not to allow events on its property through the month of June. The Jazz Festival was scheduled for June 19-21.Organizers decided against trying to move the dates to later in the year because it would be difficult to book artists who already have much of the second half of the year scheduled.A smaller event might take place at the Lerner, and the festival is slated to return in 2021. Google+ Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Twitterlast_img read more

Warburtons acquires three Renault delivery trucks

first_imgBolton-based Warburtons has acquired its first range of Renault trucks to deliver baked goods. The three Range T430 4×2 tractor units will join the firm’s primary fleet of 130 vehicles. They will operate out of its Enfield bakery, delivering freshly baked goods across the south east.The Renault trucks include a sleeper cab and contain 11-litre straight-six DTi engines, producing 424hp, with an Optidriver 12-speed automated gearbox. They also feature air-suspended driver and passenger seats.“We trialled a Range T demonstrator supplied by local dealer JDS Trucks & Van at our Bolton bakery,” said Steven Gray, national transport manager at Warburtons.“Feedback from our drivers was very positive; they reported being pleasantly surprised with the quality, comfort and performance of the Range T, and this encouraged us to consider Renault Trucks as part of our next selection tender.”The Range Ts will cover around 175,000 kilometres a year, hauling Warburtons’ Gray & Adams insulated trailed fleet, half of which are double-deck, and keep baked goods at 22 degrees to maintain maximum freshness.“As part of this process we ran our own TCO evaluation models, and the Range T was very competitive economically. Our vehicle selection criteria covers more than cost; image is important for the Warburtons brand and our company ethos is built around quality, which needs to be conveyed through the equipment we use,” Gray added.last_img read more

Delights of spring

first_imgTwo Indigo Buntings in Wilton. (Tom Oliver)Female Canada Warbler catching blackflies in Wilton. (Tom Oliver)Male Eastern Bluebird in Wilton. (Tom Oliver)Osprey with fish at the head of Wilson Lake in Wilton. (Tom Oliver)American Redstart(a species of warbler) at the head of Wilson Lake in Wilton. (Tom Oliver)Daisy viewer. (Photographed by Jane Naliboff)Up close and personal with Mrs. Raccoon. (Photographed by Jane Naliboff)Lilacs (Photographed by Jane Naliboff)Roxy Raccoon up in her room…. (Photographed by Jane Naliboff)Bluets (Photographed by Jane Naliboff)When life gives you raindrops, make photos. (Photographed by Jane Naliboff)Daisy in recent rain. (Photographed by Jane Naliboff)Raindrop viewers. (Photographed by Jane Naliboff)Hummingbird bird flying in to drink from feeder. (Jim Dwinal)This Hummingbird is enjoying my feeder. (Jim Dwinal)Blue Jay came to eat blooms from a crab apple tree. (Jim Dwinal)Hummingbird in flight. (Jim Dwinal)The flowering trees blossoms seem to be in abundance this year. This tree is across from the court building in Farmington. (Don Waterhouse)A Groundhog on Memorial Day. (Dennis York)A house wren sings it song! Livermore. (Jim Knox)Two immature rose-breasted grosbeaks doing a dance or having a disagreement. Wilton. (Jim Knox)This deer stood for the longest time, not moving and watching me all the while. Makes you wonder if she had a young one near by. N Jay. (Jim Knox)A young fox kit enjoying watching me almost as much as I enjoyed her or him. Wilton. (Jim Knox)The tulip: regal royalty. (Jane Knox)The tulip: regal royalty. (Jane Knox)The tulip: regal royalty. (Jane Knox)The tulip: regal royalty. (Jane Knox)Plenty of goodies for all now. (Jane Knox)Such royalty! (Jane Knox)M​ade it through this unusually cold winter! Some of my rose bushes, however, did not and this is the Southern Coast of Maine. (Jane Knox)Siblings CAN share. (Jane Knox)Queen of the night. (Jane Knox)Pond life with a painted turtle, and turtle and frog. Mosher Hill, Farmington. (Jill Gray)Pond life with a painted turtle, and turtle and frog. Mosher Hill, Farmington. (Jill Gray)Don’t talk with your mouth full! (Joe Hall)Northern flicker. (Joe Hall)That look of pure determination! (Joe Hall)American Goldfinch (female) (Joe Hall)Evil nemesis & unstoppable bird feeder thief. (Joe Hall)White breasted nuthatch – always busy! (Joe Hall)Gray catbird. (Joe Hall)last_img read more

WinterWonderGrass Festival Plucks Bluegrass Favorites For Stacked 2017 Lineup

first_imgAs we settle into the fall season, some fans are already anxiously awaiting the winter. That’s because WinterWonderGrass has just revealed a stacked lineup for their 2017 festival, packed with bluegrass favorites across the board. Taking place from February 23-26, 2017 in Steamboat Springs, CO, the lineup features top billings for Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, Elephant Revival and The Infamous Stringdusters.The full lineup continues with Sam Bush Band, Steep Canyon Rangers, Fruition, The California Honeydrops, Head for the Hills, The Lil’ Smokies, Brothers Comatose, Cabinet, Billy Strings, Grant Farm, Gipsy Moon, Dead Horses, Kitchen Dwellers and so many more!You can scope the newly-announced lineup posted below, and head here for tickets.last_img

Jenkins announces new provost of Notre Dame

first_imgMarie Lynn Miranda will serve as the fifth provost of Notre Dame, University President Fr. John Jenkins announced in an email to the campus community Tuesday.Miranda previously served as the provost of Rice University and will take over the position from Thomas Burish, who served as Notre Dame’s provost for 15 years.“Professor Miranda rose to the top of a deep and distinguished pool of candidates,” Jenkins said in a press release. “Bringing a wealth of experience from years of leadership and scholarship at major research institutions and a commitment to student well-being and education, she is drawn to the University’s distinctive Catholic mission. Marie Lynn is just the leader we need at this time at Notre Dame.”The daughter of an immigrant, Miranda said she has personally benefited from the power of education.“I am grateful on a daily basis for the opportunity that Notre Dame made available to my father, and consequently to my entire family, when he was invited to undertake graduate studies at the University many years ago,” Miranda said in the release. “I am both deeply honored and excited to serve the Notre Dame community as its next provost.”During her time at Rice, Miranda worked with a $700 million annual operating budget to to lead the university’s academic, research, scholarly and creative programs.“Major initiatives included the development and implementation of more than $230 million in strategic investments focused on molecular nanotechnology, data sciences, neuro engineering, synthetic and physical biology, inequities and inequalities and overall research competitiveness,” the press release said.In addition, Miranda prioritized decreasing the disparities between first-generation students and students of low socioeconomic status to their peers, while also working to increase the gender and racial diversity among academic leaders at Rice when she was provost.Miranda is a leader in the area of geospatial health informatics, according to the release. Her research focuses on the effect of the environment on children, and she is well-known for her work on childhood lead exposure. She has also studied the impact of racial residential segregation.Prior to serving as the provost at Rice, Miranda held a faculty position at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment. She also served as the Samuel A. Graham Dean of the school and maintained positions in the department of pediatrics and the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Michigan.After earning a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics from Duke, she went on to complete doctoral and master’s degrees in economics from Harvard University. Miranda then returned to Duke and worked as a faculty member in the Nicholas School of the Environment, the integrated toxicology program, department of pediatrics and Duke Global Health Institute.The Provost Search Committee, composed of five faculty members and one student, and the University’s Board of Trustees unanimously elected Miranda as the fifth provost.Jenkins urged the campus community to welcome Miranda as a new leader at the University. “Professor Miranda is excited to join us as a colleague and to lead Notre Dame to realize its promise — to become, even more, a preeminent research university with an unsurpassed undergraduate education, informed in all its endeavors by a distinctive Catholic mission,” Jenkins said in the email.Tags: John Jenkins, marie lynn miranda, provost, Rice University, Tom Burishlast_img read more

King Street Youth Center wins national award from the USTA

first_imgKing Street Youth Center wins national award from the USTAThe King Street Youth Center wins National Junior Tennis League Section of the Year Award from the United States Tennis Association. As part of this Award Executive Director Vicky Smith and Development Director Kelli Shonter were given scholarships to attend the Community Tennis Development Workshop in Las Vegas, NV (Feb. 21-24, 2008).The USTA National Junior Tennis League seeks to develop the character of young people through tennis and to emphasize the ideals of Arthur Ashe by: ” Reaching out to those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to play the sport. ” Instilling in youngsters the values of leadership and academic excellence. ” Giving youngsters the opportunity to fully develop their tennis skills so they can drive a lifetime of enjoyment form the sport.The King Street Youth Center has worked with the USTA since 2002 when the Kids on the Ball program was launched in partnership with the Sports and Fitness Edge. The Kids on the Ball program, created by local pro Jake Agna, provides an opportunity for low income Burlington children and youth to learn the great game of tennis. The King Street Youth Center currently brings tennis to Burlington youth through programming at the center, Burlington elementary and middle schools as well as tennis in the parks throughout the summer.The mission of the King Street Youth Center to promote personal and social wellness through educational, recreational and social programs.last_img read more