eMoov’s crowdfunding campaign raises £2.6m

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » eMoov’s crowdfunding campaign raises £2.6m previous nextAgencies & PeopleeMoov’s crowdfunding campaign raises £2.6meMoov’s success with crowdfunding suggests that the online estate agency sector may be ripe for growth.The Negotiator14th October 20150617 Views eMoov has raised just over £2.6 million, more than two and half times its target, after attracting 795 individual investors through crowdfunding on Crowdcube.Among the major investors were two venture capital groups, Episode 1 Ventures and Maxfield Capital Partners, which both increased their investment in the online estate agency, while Swiss VC firm Startive Ventures also joined in the funding round.Alexander Lazarev, Partner at Maxfield Capital Partners, said, “eMoov’s crowdfunding success is a clear indication of a long awaited transformation of an old-fashioned industry. eMoov disrupts estate agency by providing significant savings and high quality customer services.“I am glad that crowdfunding investors have recognized this unique opportunity and contributed their capital to eMoov.”Episode 1 and Maxfield Capital have contributed £500,000 and £300,000 respectively, with Startive investing £250,000. In addition, London-based accelerator Seedcamp has also reinvested with £50,000.“We have made unbelievable progress over the last 24 months and this smart money demonstrates the confidence that the professionals have in our business,” said Russell Quirk, CEO and Founder of eMoov.Episode 1’s Managing Partner, Simon Murdoch, was an early stage investor in Zoopla, Betfair, Shutl and LOVEFiLM, and now he believes that the estate agency industry is ripe to be “disrupted by technology”.Simon said, “The benefit of that disruption will be a fairer cost for the consumer, greater transparency and a customer empowerment that simply doesn’t exist when selling property in the UK currently. Episode 1 invested in the team at eMoov because we believe that it has the best approach to succeed and win, in a sector that will achieve an estimated 50 per cent market share by 2020.”Russell Quirk Crowdcube crowdfunding Emoov eMoov’s crowdfunding campaign October 14, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’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

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Project Manager

first_imgDefinitionUnder general supervision, the Professional Expert providesassistance and support in accordance with assignments anddirections from the supervisor. Professional Experts:Have specialized knowledge or expertise not generally requiredof or found in the classifications established by theDistrict.Must be specially trained, experienced, or competent to performexpert services.Are used on a temporary basis for a specific project orprojects.Terms of employment will be described in the ProfessionalExpert Agreement Non-academic, non-classified Professional Experts are notpart of classified service. Non-academic, non-classified short-termemployees are at-will employees and have no entitlement rights toany position in the District. Professional Expert employment shallnot result in the displacement of Classified personnel.* Retired CalPERS Annuitants: may not exceed 960 hours in afiscal year (July 1 through June 30)*REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:Works directly with management in the development, implementationand execution of project delivery expectations; Responsible forbudget, reporting and meeting the timeline expectations of assignedproject. Will work as the point of contact or liaison for vendors,contractors, and outside agencies to ensure contractual obligationsare met. Maintains and updates expectations and changes in projectgoals or timelines directly to supervisor.Qualifications and Physical DemandsEducation and Experience:Level I – Work experience and/or training in related jobcategory is required (0 – 3 years), including valid licenses and/orcertifications, if applicable.Level II – Work experience and/or training that isdirectly related to job category is required, (3 – 5 years)including valid licenses and/or certifications, if applicable.Level II – Extensive work experience and/or trainingthat is directly related to job category is required (6 – 10Years), including valid licenses and/or certifications, ifapplicable. Conditions of EmploymentThis is a professional expert position. The District reserves theright to extend, modify, or eliminate this position based uponavailable funds. The effective dates of employment will be arrangedwith the supervisor.This is a recruitment for an applicant POOL to filltemporary/short-term assignments on an as-needed basis. Departmentsor Divisions will refer to the POOL of applications on file to filltemporary/short-term assignments as the need arises. Applicationswill remain in the pool for one year. You will be contacted by thehiring manager should the department/division be interested inscheduling an interview. Please do not call the Office of HumanResources regarding the status of your application .Employment is contingent upon verification of employment history,background verification as governed under Education Coderequirements, eligibility to work in the United States, andapproval by the CCCD Board of Trustees. The hours of work andeffective date of employment will be arranged with thesupervisor.Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; theinability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employeefrom retaining employment.The person holding this position is considered a mandatedreporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Actand is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CoastCommunity College District policies, procedures, and Title IX.(Reference: BP/AP 5910)The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms ofdiversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusiveenvironment within which students, staff, administrators, andfaculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District’sstrategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply.Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicantswith disabilities who self-disclose.Application materials must be electronically submitted on-lineat http://www.cccd.edu/employment . Incomplete applications and applicationmaterials submitted by mail will not be considered.Additional InformationAPPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: To be considered for thisopportunity, you must submit a COMPLETE application packet. Acomplete application packet includes:A complete Coast Community College District OnlineEmployment Application.Answers to ALL Supplemental Questions, if any (pleaseprovide clear and detailed responses, where applicable, as theywill be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualifiedcandidate(s) to be invited for an interview; please do not pasteyour resume, put ‘see resume’ or ‘N/A’, or leave blank).A current Resume (as a separate attachment – PDFrecommended).Candidates will also be responsible for all travel expenses ifselected for an interview, the Coast Community College Districtdoes not reimburse for candidate travel expenses.Disability AccommodationsIf you require accommodations in the Application or ExaminationProcess, please notify Human Resources by calling (714)438-4714.PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:The physical demands are representative of those that must bemet by an employee to successfully perform the essential functionsof this job.The work environment characteristics are representative ofthose an employee encounters while performing the essentialfunctions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individualswith disabilities to perform the essential functions.A detailed list of physical demands and work environment is onfile and will be provided upon request.This direct link 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is the 2020Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Coast Colleges. Thecrime statistics for calendar years 2017, 2018, and 2019 weresubmitted to the U.S. Department of Education as required under theJeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus CrimeStatistics Act. A hardcopy can be provided from one of the CampusSafety Offices. Please contact any of the Campus Safety Offices forany questions regarding the report.The Coast Community College District is a multi-college districtthat includes Coastline Community College , Golden WestCollege , and Orange Coast College . The three colleges offerprograms in transfer, general education, occupational/technicaleducation, community services and student support services.Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast Colleges enroll more than60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificateprograms.Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College Districthas enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community collegedistricts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Boardof Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays animportant role in the community by responding to needs of achanging and increasingly diverse population.Coast Community College District is an Equal OpportunityEmployerThe Coast Community College District is committed to employingqualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members whoare dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizesthat diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness,promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitablerole models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring andstaff development processes that support the goals of equalopportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for allqualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfullyin providing educational or employment opportunities to any personon the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, genderexpression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexualorientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mentaldisability, military or veteran status, or geneticinformation.last_img read more

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Magdalen College reopens to tourists despite delayed student returns

first_imgStudents and university leaders have previously expressed frustration at higher education’s omission from the original roadmap. Many were further disheartened by the 17 May date. In response to the announcement that Magdalen would reopen to tourists, Abigail Howe, a Second Year English Literature student at the college, told The Telegraph: “The roadmap has been done in such a way that university students’ return has been prioritised below people having a walk in the college grounds.”  Magdalen College, Oxford has reopened to tourists, despite the fact that not all students will return to the college grounds until mid-May. Under current government guidelines, “outdoor hospitality venues” and “outdoor attractions” have been allowed to open from 12 April. Meanwhile, the government stipulates that “[higher education] providers should not ask students to return if their course can reasonably be continued online” and that students on non-practical courses “should continue to learn remotely and remain where they’re living until in-person teaching starts again, wherever possible”. King’s College, Cambridge, is also accepting visitors during timed slots. Writing on their website, the College said they were “delighted” to open parts of their grounds from 13 April. For a reduced price of £5, members of the public can visit the wildflower meadow and the Xu Zhimo garden. The College also plans to open their Chapel to tourists from 17 May. Magdalen is currently the only Oxford college to reopen to the public. Christ Church remains closed to visitors “at least until the end of the academic year”, although they have advertised the opening of their new takeaway café on 1 May, as well as their shop which is currently open.  Magdalen College has been contacted for comment. Visitors can explore the grounds of the college, including its deer park, for a reduced price of £6 for adults and £5 for Over 65s, children and students from other institutions. Oxford students can visit for free.  In relation to Magdalen’s policy under the new University guidance, Ms Howe told Cherwell: “Magdalen’s returns policy has been really sympathetic and considerate to my knowledge. However, the fact they are legally able to take in tourists before all students can return does highlight the absurdity of the government’s roadmap and the way students have been consistently disregarded by the government.”center_img Image Credit: Ed Webster / CC-BY-2.0 On 13 April, the government announced that in-person teaching for students on non-practical courses would resume “no earlier than 17 May” giving universities just over a month to prepare for this change. Meanwhile, the government’s original roadmap out of lockdown, detailing provisional “unlocking” dates for other sectors, including 12 April for outdoor hospitality and attractions, was announced on 22 February, giving such sectors more time to prepare.  A spokesperson for the Department for Education told Cherwell: “All university students who have not yet returned to campus and in-person teaching will be able to do so alongside 17 May, at the earliest. The timing aligns with Step 3 of the Government’s roadmap, where restrictions on social contact and indoor mixing will be further eased and aims to limit potential public health risks associated with student populations moving across the country.” The Department did not provide comment on the specific reopening of colleges to the public. Magdalen College advertised that they were “open to visitors” on 12 April,  while their students on non-practical courses were not informed of return dates until the following day. Writing on Facebook, Magdalen college advertised that the first 20 visitors would receive a “free Magdalen calendar”. last_img read more

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Waites will not re-open after floods

first_imgSadness has greeted news that West Yorkshire bakery Waites will not be re-opening, having been devastated twice by water damage.The company, whose bakery and shop, Waites Confectioners, was in Mytholmroyd, had already announced that its Hebden Bridge shop would not be re-opening. It has now announced on the company’s Facebook page that, after weeks of consideration, it will not be re-opening.As reported in our flooding round-up, Mytholmroyd in West Yorkshire was left battered after the River Calder burst its banks. The decision brings to an end a 60-year-old business. Waites has issued a statement, which it said would be their only one on the matter, on their Facebook page.It said: “Final decisions have been made as some of you will have heard, no doubt. After over 60 years of trading we will not be re-opening.“We’d like to thank all the members of staff who have come and gone and come back again in some cases, and one member of staff, in particular, for staying with us through thick and thin, thanks Alan. Thank you all for your custom over the years.”Destroyed in more ways than oneIt continued: “This flood has destroyed us in more ways than one, so it’s time for us all to move on to pastures new with a bright future and an extra hour or two in bed.“If you are missing a pie and you’re in or passing through Ilkley, go and try a pie from Lishmans Of Ilkley, you won’t be disappointed.”last_img read more

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Chautauqua County Officials Correct COVID-19 Case Statistics

first_imgTwo students of Jamestown Public Schools have tested positive for COVID-19 who have been attending by distance learning only. These students were already being monitored by public health staff. There are currently 50 active active cases with three of those cases employees of Fieldbrook Foods. There also is one community contact associated with this employee.There are now 10 active actives regarding SUNY Fredonia students with 80 recoveries. 313 cases remain under quarantine or isolation orders by the Public Health Director and 30 are under domestic traveler quarantine for having arrived to Chautauqua County from a state listed on the New York State travel advisory.There also remains four hospitalizations.To date, there have been 592 positive cases, 521 recoveries, 10 COVID-19 related deaths, and 39,534 negative test results. WNY News Now / MGN Stock Image.MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County Health officials are correcting COVID-19 data released this week.In an update on Wednesday officials corrected the number of reported cases Tuesday from eight to six.On Wednesday, the Chautauqua County Health Department also reported six new positive cases breaking down as follows:One case in MayvilleFive cases in Fredoniacenter_img Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Nicaraguan Navy and US Intercept Boat with Drugs in Caribbean Sea

first_img The Nicaraguan Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard seized nearly 300 kilos of cocaine and arrested five alleged Colombian drug traffickers on board a boat in Nicaraguan territorial waters in the Caribbean Sea, a Military source announced on June 1. The Eduardoño boat was intercepted the night before “about 46 nautical miles southeast of Puerto Cabezas,” the capital of the North Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAN), the Nicaraguan Army specified in a statement. According to the statement, “upon seeing that they had been discovered, the boat’s crew threw the drugs into the sea,” from where part of the drugs were successfully recovered. According to the statement, “a total of 270 packages (of cocaine)” were seized, “which upon being weighed, came to 299 kilos and 979 grams” and which were incinerated in the presence of the police and the public prosecutor’s office, the press release indicated. The joint operation was part of the agreement signed by Nicaragua and the United States in 2003 to eliminate illicit trafficking by sea and air. By Dialogo June 05, 2012last_img read more

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Outbreak strain of Salmonella found in jalapeno

first_img David Acheson, MD, associate commissioner for foods at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said at a media briefing today that the jalapeno sample was obtained from Agricola Zaragoza, Inc., a small company based in McAllen, Tex., that received jalapeno peppers from a farm in Mexico. However, he said investigators haven’t yet determined where the peppers were contaminated with Salmonella enterica serotype Saintpaul and that an FDA team is at the farm now. Jul 21, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Federal authorities announced today that investigators working at a Texas produce facility found Salmonella that genetically matches the nationwide outbreak strain on a jalapeno pepper. FDA officials said they could not reveal where Agricola Zaragosa sent its peppers after receiving them from Mexico, because the investigation is ongoing. However, they said investigators focused on the company on the basis of information that came from some of the large case clusters that emerged later in the outbreak. He said the CDC is still getting reports of new cases and that the outbreak is considered ongoing, though the numbers reported each day are declining. They released little information about other produce items Agricola Zaragoza handles. However, Steve Solomon, deputy director of the FDA’s office of regional operations, told reporters that another item the company receives from Mexico is tomatillos, which are similar to tomatoes but are green and have husks. He said officials didn’t know yet if any Salmonella Oranienburg infections have been reported recently in North Carolina, the AP report said. Texas officials have not received any reports of illnesses related to the strain. “We need to look at distribution records, and that’s happening as we speak,” Acheson said. “We need to push the investigation hard to answer those types of questions.” Based on what the FDA is calling a “significant break” in the investigation, federal officials are now warning all consumers to avoid eating fresh jalapeno peppers and products that contain them. The FDA isn’t limiting its warning to jalapeno peppers from specific sources, Acheson said, because officials aren’t sure they if tainted peppers had an opportunity to cross-contaminate jalapenos from other sources at points along the production and distribution chain. The warning does not include processed, cooked, or pickled jalapeno peppers. Robert Tauxe, MD, MPH, deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Division of Foodborne, Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, said despite the new findings and the change in the consumer advisory, officials still have not exonerated tomatoes of a possible role earlier in the outbreak. He said investigators are conducting more detailed case-control studies, particularly in the southwestern states that reported many Salmonella infections. Tauxe said the outbreak has expanded to 1,251 cases in 43 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. So far, 229 patients have been hospitalized, and the latest illness onset remains at Jul 4. Two deaths are possibly linked to the outbreak; both were older men from Texas who had chronic illnesses.center_img Jul 18 CDC update on Salmonella outbreak “One sample doesn’t give us the whole story, but it allows us to focus on the production chain,” Acheson said, adding that Agricola Zaragoza is recalling all of its jalapeno peppers. Jul 18 CIDRAP News story “Salmonella found in peppers, but no outbreak link so far” See also: Acheson said the warning about Serrano peppers remains in place for high-risk groups, including infants, those with impaired immune systems, and elderly people. Joe Reardon, director of the department’s food and drug protection division, told the AP the strain, confirmed in North Carolina and Texas, is linked to Grande Produce, a supplier based in Hidalgo, Tex., that has recalled its jalapeno peppers, Serrano peppers, and avocadoes. Jul 19 Grande Produce press release In other developments, an official from North Carolina’s agriculture department said additional testing at a Charlotte food supplier where Salmonella was found in two produce samples revealed that the strain is Salmonella Oranienburg, not the one responsible for the nationwide outbreak, according to a Jul 19 Associated Press (AP) report.last_img read more

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Voters should back community park

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion After the December 2016 vote of the Shenendehowa school board to sell the surplus 34-acre parkland site off Moe Road to a developer, I was so discouraged. Low and behold, a group of activist citizens joined up with the Friends of Clifton Park Open Space and forced a referendum to submit this proposal to the voters.In rejecting the sale with over 70 percent of the voters unified in opposition, a clear message was sent to the school board for a “do-over.” Fortunately, the school board and the town were able to quickly put together a working team to negotiate the sale to the town of Clifton Park for a fair price of $1.1 million, and this new proposal will be the subject of a voter referendum on Dec. 5.My family urges yours to show up at Gowana Middle School on Dec. 5 and lend your yes vote to this critically important community initiative. I can think of no better way to start the holiday season with joy than to be among the strong supporters of this new central community park.Beth BergmanClifton ParkMore from The Daily Gazette:High-risk COVID exposure reported in Clifton ParkEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationGame 7: Shenendehowa grad and Braves rookie Ian Anderson gets start with World Series spot on the li…Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

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Barca still world beaters and not scared by assured Bayern, says Vidal

first_imgBut Chilean midfielder Vidal, who played for Bayern between 2015 and 2018, said his side were still as strong as ever on their day, not least because they have six-times world player of the year Lionel Messi leading the way.”Bayern will be confident but they must know that tomorrow they’re not playing any old team in the Bundesliga, they’re playing against Barca,” Vidal told a virtual news conference.”I understand the pessimism but we are the best team in the world. The problem is that we don’t always show it on the pitch and we recently lost the league. But we have Leo, we have the best players and we want to prove ourselves.”Messi was at his irresistible best in his side’s 3-1 win over Napoli in the last-16 second leg but the Argentine’s goal statistics (3) in this year’s competition make for poor reading next to Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski, who has netted 13 times. Vidal tipped his hat to his former team mate but dismissed the claim, made by Matthaus, that the Polish forward was better than Messi.”Lewandowski is extraordinary, very dangerous, an insatiable goalscorer,” he said.”It’s going to be very difficult to stop him but it’s impossible to compare him with Messi, who is from another planet.”But you could say that Lewandowski is the best striker in the world alongside Luis Suarez.” Topics : Barcelona remain the best team in the world on their day and will overcome Bayern Munich in Friday’s blockbuster Champions League quarter-final if they play to their potential, midfielder Arturo Vidal has said.Bayern are heavy favourites to beat Barca after sweeping to a domestic double of the Bundesliga and Cup as well as swatting Chelsea aside 7-1 on aggregate in the last 16, while the Catalans ended the season empty handed.The build-up to the match in Lisbon has seen a number of high profile figures back Bayern, including Germany great Lothar Matthaus, who said the Bavarians would have “to do a lot of things badly to lose to this Barca”.last_img read more

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